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Editor's note.(Editorial)
May 1, 2009 ... This issue of English in Africa is dedicated to the memories of Don Maclennan, Es'kia Mphahlele and Daphne Rooke. For the most part, the issue is devoted to an examination of the creative and theoretical writings of Njabulo S. Ndebele. I...

Es'kia Mphahlele (1919-2008).(OBITUARY)(Obituary)
May 1, 2009 ... "It has been my fate to be a teacher of English," writes Es'kia Mphahlele, author, scholar and inspiring teacher at schools and universities. The poet in him goes on: The imagination is my regular beat as it is the workshop of my ...

Don Maclennan (1929-2009).(OBITUARY)(Obituary)
May 1, 2009 ... Scatter my ashes on the summit I so loved. Let the dolorite have what's left of me. When the wind blows from the north the scent of agathosma will enfold me. (Don Maclennan, from "Under Compassberg") Donald Alasdair Calum Maclennan,...

The historical and literary moment of Njabulo S. Ndebele.
May 1, 2009 ... An essay that defined a particular moment in South African intellectual history in the twentieth century was Nadine Gordimer's "Living in the Interregnum." In it, she articulated the historical crisis that engulfed the country after 1960 with...

Rediscovery revisited.(South African literature)(Essay)
May 1, 2009 ... Many South Africans with an interest in reading or teaching South African literature will recall the impact of Ndebele's seminal essay, "Turkish Tales and Some Thoughts on South African Fiction," published in Staffrider in 1984. To understand...