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Miriam Tlali

Miriam Tlali was born in Doornfontein, Johannesburg in 1933 and grew up in Sophiatown. Tlali enrolled at the University of Witwatersrand, but was not admitted due to the reservation of positions for white students. She later went to University of … Continue reading

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Fiona Lloyd

Fiona is a South African journalist who is the co-founder of Reporting for Peace, an organization that teaches journalists how to report effectively on conflicts. She is also one of the cofounders of WICSA: Southern African Women in Contemporary Culture.

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Margaret Busby OBE

Margaret Busby OBE is an award-winning writer. Editor. Criti c. Consultant and broadcaster. She edited Daughters of Africa:An International Anthology of words and writing by women of African descent (1992), and has contributed to many publications. Margaret is also an … Continue reading

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Lauretta Ngcobo

The rural community of Ixopo, where Lauretta Ngcobo was born and brought up, is described in her novel, And They Didn’t Die (1990). She praises the unsung heroines, the rural women, whose struggles and complexities in harsh environments were further … Continue reading

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Henrietta Rose-Innes

Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African novelist andshort-story writer. She has published a collection of short stories, Homing, and two novels: Shark’s Egg and The Rock Alphabet. In 2008 she won the Caine Prize for African Writing, for which she … Continue reading

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Karabo Kgomotso Kgoleng

Karabo Kgomotso Kgoleng joined SAfm in 2007 as a presenter of the weekly on-air programme SAfm Literature. For the past two years she has been promoting literature and language, interviewing local and international authors such as Salman Rushdie, Ben Okri … Continue reading

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Luli Callinicos

Luli Callinicos is a social historian of South Africa. She was involved from the mid-1970s in writing history for adult Black workers with little formal education. She worked first for the Metal and Allied Workers Union and then for The … Continue reading

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