Gcina Mhlope

"Have you seen Zandile?"

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Year of Birth

1958

Nationality

SA

Field of Knowledge

Novelist

Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe (born 24 October 1958 ) is a well-known South African anti-apartheid activist, actress, storyteller, poet, playwright, director and author. Storytelling is a deeply traditional activity in Africa and Mhlophe is one of the few woman storytellers in a country dominated by males. She does her work through charismatic performances, working to preserve storytelling as a means of keeping history alive and encouraging South African children to read. She tells her stories in four of South Africa’s languages: English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa.

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