Mathapelo Mofokeng is a screenwriter and author from Johannesburg. In 2018 she completed an MA in scriptwriting at Goldsmiths, University of London, after winning the Chevening Scholarship. Her short films have screened at BFI Soul Connect, Underwire, London Shorts, Aesthetica, and other venues. Her short-story and essay publications include adda, Popshot Quarterly, and Goldsmiths Press. In 2021 she was awarded the pen America Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize and was long-listed for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.