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Love Child – Gcina Mhlophe

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Love Child is a collection for the new millennium generation. It is valuable not just for the deeply-felt personal and political insights it has to offer, but for the accessible ease with which it manages to capture the seminal moments of black South African history in the preserving amber of the author’s personal recollection.

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Love Child is a collection for the new millennium generation. It is valuable not just for the deeply-felt personal and political insights it has to offer, but for the accessible ease with which it manages to capture the seminal moments of black South African history in the preserving amber of the author’s personal recollection.

Gcina Mhlophe; poet, playwright, performer and South Africa’s favourite storyteller needs little introduction. In this fascinating retrospective collection, she shares her personal journey through the social and political landscapes of the 1980s, with its recollected moments of struggle and transformation along the way. Written in a variety of styles and voices, ranging from anecdotal memory to historical moment to folklore tradition, these simply presented poems and stories are by turns funny, touching, chilling, thought-provoking and absorbing.

Gcina Mhlophe has been writing and performing on stage and screen for the past twenty-one years. She has written many children’s books as well as short stories, poetry and plays for adult audiences. Her writing is published all over the world, and has been translated into German, French, Italian, Swahili and Japanese. Many schools and universities use her work extensively. Her honours include: BBC Africa Service Award for Radio Drama, The Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Festival, Joseph Jefferson Award in Chicago, OBBIE in New York, Honorary Doctorates from London Open University and University of Natal in South Africa.

 

Additional information

ISBN

978 1869140014

Specifications

Softcover, 22.0 x 13.6cm, 108pp

Date Published

2002

Language

English

Publisher