Kalaf Epalanga (1978) is a writer and musician born in Benguela, Angola, and based in Berlin. As a musician, he co-founded the record label Enchufada and is a member of Buraka Som Sistema (on hiatus since 2016). He has written columns for the Portuguese newspaper O Público, GQ Magazine (Portugal), the independent Angolan online magazine REDE Angola. He is currently a columnist for the Brazilian literary magazine Quatro Cinco Um. He published two collections of literary chronicles in Portugal and Angola ‘Estórias de Amor para Meninos de Cor’ <Love Stories for Colored Kids> and ‘O Angolano que Comprou Lisboa (Por Metade do Preço)’ <The Angolan who Bought Lisbon (at Half the Price) >. He curated the 2021 Berlin African Book Festival. 'Também os Brancos Sabem Dançar' <Whites Can Dance Too>, Kalaf's debut novel, will be translated to English by Daniel Hahn and published by Faber in the summer of 2023.