Meet your writers: Siphiwo Mahala

Posted on May 09, 2017


The Department of English, in collaboration with the Department of Library Services, invites you to attend our fourth writer event.

Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Time: 14:00 – 15:30

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus

More about our writer: Siphiwo Mahala is a novelist, short story writer and playwright. He obtained a BA Honours degree from the University of Fort Hare, a Creative Writing certificate from Rhodes University and an MA degree in African Literature from Wits University. His books include the novel When A Man Cries, which he translated into his native Xhosa language as Yakhal' Indoda, and a short story collection, African Delights. In January 2016 The Guardian selected African Delights one of the top ten must-read books in the world. His debut play, The House of Truth, starring Sello Maake kaNcube, premiered to sold-out audiences at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in June 2016. He is currently completing his PhD in English Literature.

Target audience: University of Pretoria staff and students

RSVP electronically by Monday, 29 May 2017

Enquiries: [email protected] or 012 420 2617



- Author Elsabe Olivier

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