The Wanderers

The Wanderers By Ezekiel Mphahlele Es'kia Mphahlele, The Wanderers Awarded First Prize for the best African novel from by African Arts magazine University of California Los Angeles
  • Title: The Wanderers
  • Author: Ezekiel Mphahlele Es'kia Mphahlele
  • ISBN: 9780864860262
  • Page: 249
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  • The Wanderers By Ezekiel Mphahlele Es'kia Mphahlele, Awarded First Prize for the best African novel from 1968 69 by African Arts magazine, University of California, Los Angeles
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    1. Ezekiel Mphahlele Es'kia Mphahlele

      Born Ezekiel Mphahlele, Es kia Mphahlele born Dec 17, 1919, Marabastad, S.Af died Oct 27, 2008, Lebowakgomo , novelist, essayist, short story writer, and teacher whose autobiography, Down Second Avenue 1959 , is a South African classic It combines the story of a young man s growth into adulthood with penetrating social criticism of the conditions forced upon black South Africans by apartheid Mphahlele grew up in Pretoria and attended St Peter s Secondary School in Rosettenville and Adams Teachers Training College in Natal His early career as a teacher of English and Afrikaans was terminated by the government because of his strong opposition to the highly restrictive Bantu Education Act In Pretoria he was fiction editor of Drum magazine 1955 57 and a graduate student at the University of South Africa M.A 1956 He went into voluntary exile in 1957, first arriving in Nigeria Thereafter Mphahlele held a number of academic and cultural posts in Africa, Europe, and the United States He was director of the African program at the Congress for Cultural Freedom in Paris He was coeditor with Ulli Beier and Wole Soyinka of the influential literary periodical Black Orpheus 1960 64 , published in Ibadan, Nigeria founder and director of Chemchemi, a cultural centre in Nairobi for artists and writers 1963 65 and editor of the periodical Africa Today 1967 He received a doctorate from the University of Denver in 1968 In 1977 he returned to South Africa and became head of the department of African Literature at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg 1983 87 Mphahlele s critical writings include two books of essays, The African Image 1962 and Voices in the Whirlwind 1972 , that address Negritude, the African personality, nationalism, the black African writer, and the literary image of Africa He helped to found the first independent black publishing house in South Africa, coedited the anthology Modern African Stories 1964 , and contributed to African Writing Today 1967 His short stories collected in part in In Corner B 1967 , The Unbroken Song 1981 , and Renewal Time 1988 were almost all set in Nigeria His later works include the novels The Wanderers 1971 and Chirundu 1979 and a sequel to his autobiography, Afrika My Music 1984 Es kia 2002 and Es kia Continued 2005 are collections of essays and other writings.

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    1. We were young my friend, Orubebe and I we had just finished writing our final examinations in the secondary school and we had plenty of time to read a lot There was a very friendly, nice ex English teacher of ours who used to lend us books sometimes from his wonderful private library at his place I was actually the one who loved borrowing the books Orubebe was indifferent, or pretended to be Like now he said You want us to go and borrow books from our teacher again I don t know what you see in h [...]


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