I Qhama Zondeka was born in the Eastern Cape Province, on a town called East London in 1994 July 23, but has deep roots of my family in King Williams Town on the small rural area called uMtyholo eZondeka. I attended both Primary and Secondary education at Scenery Park, an urban township area that have only three governmemt schools namely Mbulelo public school, the one I got my primary education at, Zwelemfundo Primary and Uviwe Senior Secondary School were I completed my secondary high school education.
I grew up as a reserved kid who liked only to play sport, soccer to be specific and later on grew interest in reading novel stories, more especially Xhosa. After completing high school, I went for higher education at Fort Hare institution to study bachelor of education for primary education at East London campus and I am on the final year of this course.
During the past three years at fort hare I never had a friend from Education faculty; all my friends were doing Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences. This has enhanced my love for reading and fortunately they introduced me into a variety of readings in English Novels and my first English novel to finish reading was Mine boy by Peter Abrahams. That accomplishment alone grew the desire for me to be a reader, reading enamours books like; Cry the beloved country which inspired me to write the poem Matters of the Heart, Disgrace by J.M Coetzee, the Heart of Redness by Zakes Mda which too inspired me to write the poem called Dear Heaven because of the conflict between believers and unbeliever, it tested my faith too. There are many books that I can count on that inspired me to be a writer but the list is endless. Now I am part of the newly formed organisation of Early Childhood Development Centre that works on writing books for junior learners that is facilitated by Cebo Solombela of Nelson Mandela Institute. The organisation is based at Fort Hare for only indigenous language writers.