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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New impression edition (March 26, 1970)
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Ezekiel Mphahlele was a South African writer, educationist, artist and activist celebrated as the Father of African Humanism and one of the founding figures of modern African literature. He went into voluntary exile in 1957, first arriving in Nigeria. Thereafter Mphahlele held a number of academic and cultural posts in Africa, Europe, and the United States. He was director of the African program at the Congress for Cultural Freedom in Paris.
Es'kia Mphahlele (17 December 1919 – 27 October 2008) was a South African writer, educationist, artist and activist celebrated as the Father of African Humanism and one of the founding figures of modern African literature. He was given the name Ezekiel Mphahlele at birth but changed his name to Es'kia in 1977. His journey from a childhood in the slums of Pretoria to a literary icon was an odyssey both intellectually and politically.
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Ezekiel Mphahlele was born in Pretoria, South Africa, on December 17, 1919. The great fictional chronicler of South African life in the apartheid era, Mphahlele's politically troubled career saw him being exiled for two decades. He Africanised his name to Es'kia upon his return to South Africa in 1979, but is still known by the nickname "Zeke. Though his was rarely a literature of overt protest, his writings were all the more effective in bringing home the wounds of racial segregation because of their realistic and sympathetic treatment of South Africans of all backgrounds. Mphahlele has drawn heavily on his own experiences in his novels, short stories, poems, and autobiographical works.
The book contains poetry, short stories, and excerpts from novels, all of them serving as introductions to the work of disparate authors. Voices in the Whirlwind and Other Essays (1972) contains essays discussing literature. The title essay analyzes poetry written by black writers that arises out of political conflict. Chirundu (1981) is the story of a government minister who struggles for power in a modern, post-independent state.
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Ezekiel Mphahlele facts: Ezekiel Mphahlele (born 1919) is an. .Mphahlele is acknowledged as one of the leading scholars on African literature
Ezekiel Mphahlele facts: Ezekiel Mphahlele (born 1919) is an acknowledged scholar on African literature. His works have been regarded as the most balanced of African literature. Mphahlele is acknowledged as one of the leading scholars on African literature. Ursula A. Barnett, writing in the conclusion of her 1976 biography Ezekiel Mphahlele, asserts that Mphahlele's "creative talent can probably gain its full potential only if he returns to South Africa and resumes his function of teaching his discipline in his own setting, and of encouraging the different elements in South Africa to combine and interchange in producing a modern indigenous literature.
Authors, South African-20th Century-Biography. South Africa-Social Life And Customs. In Turbulent Political Times, Mphahlele Was First and Foremost a Man of Letters By Jordan, Pallo Cape Times (South Africa), November 3, 2008. Giant of African Literature Deserved More Recognition By Cape Times (South Africa), November 5, 2008.