oa Africa Insight - Africa or the West? Cultural synthesis in the work of Es'kia Mphahlele

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



In this second article in the series on literature in southern Africa, Dr Ursula Barnett discusses the life and work of Es'kia Mphahlele. Although he is considered to be one of South Africa's best writers, is a nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature and is the subject of a biography in a World Authors' Series, Mphahlele was virtually unknown in the land of his birth by the time he returned from exile in 1979.

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