Thando Mgqolozana (born August 27, 1983, Cape Town) is a South African novelist. His novels include Hear Me Alone (2011), and Unimportance (2014). He was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans (2016) and a Mandela Rhodes Scholar (2006). Hias is the co-writer of Inxeba (The Wound) (2017), an Oscar-shortlisted, record breaking film, inspired by A Man Who Is Not A Man. He is the founder of Abantu Book Festival, a hallmark annual literary event staged in Soweto.