n English in Africa - Es'kia Mphahlele (1919-2008) : obituary
|Article Title||Es'kia Mphahlele (1919-2008) : obituary|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||English in Africa|
|Publication Date||May 2009|
|Pages||7 - 11|
English in Africa marks with sadness the passing of Professor Es'kia Mphahlele, Ke ngwana wa Mphahlele wa Dilea ta Mashobane. Ke Mokgaga oa Mmakubela wa nthi dikgolo ... Ke motho oa boPhatudi sepharara sa mangana (from his Sepedi clan praise namepoem) in October 2008, after an illustrious literary and academic career. He was born in 1919, the same year as two other southern African writers-in-exile : Peter Abrahams (whom he was destined to befriend at St. Peter's College) and Doris Lessing.
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