My name is Taku Mbudzi and I love to tell stories — give me a pen, a microphone or a camera and I’ll have something to say. I’m fired up about authentic voices telling their own stories and enjoy using humour to help young people speak up and out for themselves.

Right now, in the midst of pandemics and so much uncertainty, I’m re-discovering who I am as an artist. I’m exploring, experimenting and playing, unlocking unexpected joys in my writing life.

I often capture my writing adventures on audio, so tune in to Two Words with Taku, wherever you find your fave podcasts.

[Photo by Catherine Black]

Gugu naGogo

I’ll never forget the day my mother met my daughter for the first time. When Mama saw my baby she ran forward to literally grab her out of my arms. She started dancing and singing right there in the busy airport terminal. My heart burst with love and joy and I couldn’t stop crying. Gugu […]

9pm Curfew

How it started: It’s New Year’s Day and I’ve been thinking for a few days that I need to do something to help me focus this month. I want to finish reading my first draft and start working out how I’ll write the second one, ready to hand to my publisher by the end of […]

Honour & Trust

Creative Mornings recently asked, “What’s something you know now, but wished you’d realised sooner?” and the world answered. I realised that I’d have to break some of my closest relationships to have deep and significant breakthrough in my creative practice. You will experience grief, heartache, doubt, and anxiety when you (re)set your boundaries. But you […]