THE MIRIAM TLALI READING & BOOK CLUB INVITES YOU TO A BOOK DISCUSSION WITH THE 2013 SALA AWARD WINNER PROF NHLANHLA MAAKE
Saturday, 26th July 2014
14H00 – 16H00
Museum Africa, Newtown Cultural Precinct, 121 Bree Street, Newtown
Mangolo a Nnake, a book by renowned author and academic, Prof Nhlanhla Maake, will be discussed in addressing the adversities and the decline in appreciation and acknowledgement of the importance of writing in our mother tongue in South Africa.
In the mid-1970s Professor Nhlanhla Maake worked as a teacher at Immaculata High in Soweto, and later as an actor with Phoenix Players at Dorkay House in Johannesburg, between 1975 and 1978. He appeared in several films and documentaries.
He holds degrees from the following universities: University of the North, Wits University, University of Strathclyde, UK, University of Keele UK, University of South Africa). Maake has held lectureship and professorial positions at the following universities: Witwatersrand, London, Pretoria, Vista, North-west University, University of Limpopo and the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa. He has held Fellowships at home and abroad: Aarhus University Denmark, Yale University US, Cape Town and Witwatersrand.
Maake has published more than twenty books of fiction and non-fiction in Sesotho and English, several book reviews, encyclopedia entries, radio plays, study guides, poems, academic, polemic and position articles.
He has won several literary awards, including the Ernst van Heerden (Wits University) and the IDEM Award (1980), the MNET Book Prize (1995), the African Literary Heritage Award of Maskew Miller Longman (1993, 1994 and 1995). One of his Sesotho novels was nominated for the MNET Book Prize (2000). In 2005 he was awarded a certificate for Outstanding Literature: Sesotho, by the Department of Arts and Culture. He was awarded the MNET Books Prize (2012) and the SALA Award in the category “ k. Sello Duiker Memorial Award “(2012) for his book “Manong a lapile” and in 2013 he was once again awarded the SALA Award in the category of Literary Translation Award for “ Mangolo a nnake” .
Books will be available for sale at the event: Cash only.
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