Gcina Mhlophe is an actress, journalist, filmmaker and storyteller. She conducts storytelling workshops around the world. She has received many awards, including the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival, the Josef Jefferson Award and the OBIE award in New York for best actress in the production Born in the RSA. She founded the Literacy Promotion Road Show, which travels to schools all over South Africa to set up libraries. She lives in Dunbar, South Africa.