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Mphahlele, Es'kia 1919-2008

Overview
Works: 232 works in 748 publications in 7 languages and 12,747 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Short stories  Essays  Autobiographies  History  Pictorial works  Personal correspondence  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR9369.3.M67, 823
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Most widely held works about Es'kia Mphahlele
 
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The African image by Es'kia Mphahlele( Book )

52 editions published between 1962 and 2019 in English and French and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I : Political images ; Part II : Literary images
African writing today by Es'kia Mphahlele( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antologi af nyere afrikansk litteratur
African short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Voices in the whirlwind, and other essays by Es'kia Mphahlele( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six essays by a notable South African novelist and scholar offer profound insights into the literature and culture of Africa and Black America
The wanderers; a novel by Es'kia Mphahlele( Book )

39 editions published between 1900 and 1984 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wanderers is a loosely plotted, autobiographical novel, in which author Ezekiel Mphahlele, through the protagonist Timi Tabane, continues the story of his life from the point at which his autobiography Down Second Avenue (1959) ends. Down Second Avenue describes Mphahlele's years in the black townships and urban ghettos of South Africa, but The Wanderers concentrates on the period of exile in Nigeria and Kenya that followed his escape from South Africa in 1957. --www.enotes.com
In Corner B : [short stories] by Es'kia Mphahlele( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories explore rural and urban South Africa during the days of apartheid
Chirundu by Es'kia Mphahlele( Book )

34 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burning house. Nsato the python. The symbols of destruction and of sexual power gone mad are two of the many and varied themes in Es'kia Mphahlele's second novel, originally published in 1979. Chimba Chirundu, ex-schoolmaster and now Minister of Transport and Public Works in a newly-independent African country, is brought to trial on a charge of bigamy laid by his wife Tirenje. Arrogant and power-hungry, wilful and morally ambiguous, Chirundu has to grapple with two sets of values: those of the traditional way of life in Africa, and those imposed by his country's erstwhile colonial rulers. A chorus of other voices illuminate this powerful story of corruption and conflict: Tirenje, Chirundu's country wife, whose moral strength derives from her rural roots; the worldly Monde, his town wife; Moyo, his idealistic nephew and the leader of a strike by transport workers; and the cynical Pitso and Letanka, jailed South African refugees. In often pungent language, and in an unmistakeably African idiom, Es'kia Mphahlele reveals the complexities and ambiguities of the post-colonial situation. --Publisher
Modern African stories by Ellis Ayitey Komey( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renewal time by Es'kia Mphahlele( Book )

15 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These stories dating from Es'kia Mphahlele's exile period from South Africa will give readers outside Africa a new appreciation of his range and talent, and his continuing concern with the tragedy of apartheid. This led him to return home in 1977, despite his "listing" under the Internal Security Act that was lifted only two years later. Two recent essays that open and close this collection set in context the thoughts and feelings of the writer on his return to live and work in today's South Africa."--Back cover
Mandela : echoes of an era by Alf Kumalo( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emergency by Richard Rive( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel that lays bare the truth about the Sharpesville Massacre and goes beyond the riots into the hearts and lives of South Africans, black and white
Es'kia : education, African humanism & culture, social consciousness, literary appreciation by Es'kia Mphahlele( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seasons come to pass : a poetry anthology for sourthern African students by Helen Moffett( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down second avenue by Es'kia Mphahlele( Book )

44 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Eseki, a young boy who, during his growth into adultlhood, becomes slowly aware of the injustices, poverty and fear which are a normal part of life for black people in South Africa"--Back cover
The unbroken song : selected writings of Esḱia Mphahlele by Es'kia Mphahlele( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and humanism : oral beginnings by Es'kia Mphahlele( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on South African English literature( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Echoes of African art : a century of art in South Africa by Matsemela Manaka( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The living and dead, and other stories by Es'kia Mphahlele( Book )

12 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with African writers : interviews with twenty-six African authors by Lee Nichols( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is composed of transcriptions of radio interviews conducted by the Voice of America with African authors from 1974-1978. A total of 78 interviews were broadcast in the series from 1975-1979. .. The series itself was organized by VOA African Division Special Projects Officer Lee Nichols ... The programs were produced by the Production Branch of the VOA African Division"--Page v
 
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African short stories
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In Corner B : [short stories]ChirunduRenewal timeEs'kia : education, African humanism & culture, social consciousness, literary appreciationSeasons come to pass : a poetry anthology for sourthern African studentsDown second avenueDown second avenue
Alternative Names
Es'kia Mphahlele 1919-2008

Es'kia Mphahlele sørafrikansk skribent

Es'kia Mphahlele sydafrikansk skribent

Es'kia Mphahlele umlobi waseNingizimu Afrika nomshicileli

Es'kia Mphahlele Zuid-Afrikaans schrijver

Ezekiel Mphahlele

Ezekiel Mphahlele écrivain sud-africain

Ezekiel Mphahlele escritor sudafricano

Ezekiel Mphahlele scrittore sudafricano

Ezekiel Mphahlele südafrikanischer Autor und Literaturwissenschaftler

Ezekiel Mphahlele sydafrikansk författare

Mfalelė Eskija

Mpachele, Ėzekiel 1919-2008

Mpakhele, Ėzekiel

Mpakhele, Ėzekiel 1919-2008

Mphahlele, Es'kia.‏

Mphahlele Es'kia 1919-2008

Mphahlele, Ezechiel.‏

Mphahlele, Ezekiel

Mphahlele, Ezekiel 1919-2008

Mphalele, Es'kie 1919-2008

Mphalele, Ezekiel 1919-2008

יחזקאל מפאלילה סופר דרום אפריקאי

מפלילה, יחזקאל

מפללה, יחזקאל

اس'كيا مفاهليل

음파렐레, 에스키아 1919-2008

음팔렐레, 에스키아 1919-2008

ムパシェーレ, エスキア

ムパシェーレ, エスキア‏ 1919-2008

Languages
English (423)

French (10)

German (4)

Hebrew (2)

Korean (2)

Swedish (1)

Italian (1)