n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Literary statesman without a state
Bury me at the marketplace : N. Chabani Manganyi & David Attwell (Eds.) : book review

Volume 31, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
  • E-ISSN: 2219-8237



Reading David Attwell's deft and economical introduction to this hefty volume, which sketches the broad sweeps of Mphahlele's long and peripatetic life, it struck me that the man was South Africa's literary statesman par excellence - humane and urbane, thoroughly international in outlook, yet attuned to the local and the African, uniquely able, because of his warm personality and perspicacity, to act as the country's senior cultural ambassador.

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