Biographies

Miriam Tlali was born in Doornfontein in Johannesburg, Transvaal (Gauteng). She grew up in Sophiatown. Miriam wanted to study literature at... read more
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Mafika Pascal Gwala was born on 5 October 1946 in the town of Verulam, a region predominantly inhabited by Zulus and Indians, in what was th... read more
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Kay Hassan was born in the Johannesburg township of Alexandra in 1956. His mother brewed traditional beer at a shebeen, defying apartheid la... read more
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Jeevenundhan (Jeeva) Rajgopaul was born in Dundee, KwaZulu Natal. He grew up in Clairwood, Durb an and attended Chatsworth High School.... read more
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“Art is the spark, the illumination which is socially significant for it brings about understanding.” Jan Gerard Sekoto was born on 9 Septem... read more
Topsy Madaka was born in Gratten, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth in 1954. He was the son of Nontsikelelo and Mongameli Madaka who, both passed... read more

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