Raphael d’Abdon’s début collection, Sunnyside Nightwalk was published in 2013. He has read his work in Italy, South Africa, Nigeria and the United States, and was a featured poet at the prestigious Poetry Africa festival in October 2013. He compiled and edited the collection, Marikana. A Moment in Time, which he recently translated into Italian (Marikana. Il Sudafrica e la fine del sogno arcobaleno, Aviani & Aviani, Udine, 2014). He sits on the board of the literary journal, Scrutiny 2, and is the publishing editor of the Johannesburg-based publishing house, Gecko. He holds a PhD in Linguistics and Literary Studies and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of South Africa (UNISA).