Building a nation that reads and prioritises mental health are two main causes Musa Khanyile is here for. “My day-to-day work as a clinical psychologist at UCT [University of Cape Town] entails treating mental disorders, as well as helping and educating students on all things involving mental health,” he says. He already has two master’s degrees – in clinical psychology and in English creative writing – and is currently studying towards a master’s in public health at UCT. He’s an award-winning poet too, having won the 2020 South African Literary Award for poetry in English, as well as the 2021 Humanities and Social Sciences Best Poetry Award. “I want to leave an impact on South Africa where literature reflects the ordinary lives of people living in the townships and rural areas, so that children can pick up books from local library shelves and see themselves in them,” he says. .
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