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Nkosi, Kenneth

Overview
Works: 17 works in 89 publications in 10 languages and 3,926 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Gangster films  Melodrama  Fiction  Crime films  Romantic comedy films  Road films 
Roles: Actor, Author of screenplay, Producer, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Nkosi
District 9 by Neill Blomkamp( Visual )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back in the 1980s, a giant spacecraft stalled in the skies over Johannesburg. 1.8 million of the aliens that were aboard were rescued, and placed in a refugee camp--District 9. Over the next 20 years, District 9 became a teeming shantytown like so many others in the developing world. Although there is evidence that the extraterrestrials represent an advanced civilization, their lives on Earth are marked by squalor, dysfunction, and xenophobic hostility. Now, the mass eviction of the aliens is due to commence, overseen by the military/corporate entity MultiNational United. Middle manager Wikus Van De Merwe finds himself in charge, and cannot believe the good luck of his sudden promotion, until events spin out of control, and he realizes he is little more than a pawn in a horrific multinational/intergalactic experiment
Tsotsi by Gavin Hood( Visual )

61 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur la jacquette : Dans un bidonville de Johannesburg en Afrique du Sud, un jeune homme de 19 ans se fait appeler "Tsotsi" : "voyou", "gangster" dans le jardon des ghettos. Orphelin sans nom, sans passé, sans ambition, il vit au jour le jour à la fête d'un groupe de marginaux en proie à la violence et au chaos. Un soir, loin du bidonville, dans une banlieue aisée, Tsotsi sort son arme et agresse une femme avant de s'échapper au volant de sa voiture. Quelques instants plus tard, un bébé pleure sur la banquette arrière
Gangster's paradise, Jerusalema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting off with simple smash and grabs, Lucky Kunene quickly graduates to more aggressive heists such as armed robbery and carjacking. Soon Lucky realizes he needs a bigger score to fulfill his goals of making it big and escaping from the slums to a dream house by the sea. Kunene hatches an elaborate and violent plan to make his fortune, hijacking buildings from landlords of Johannesburg tenements by winning the favor of the tenants and holding their rent hostage from the landowners
White wedding( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against South Africa's breathtaking landscapes, a high-spirited modern day road comedy about love, commitment, intimacy, friendship, and the unbelievable obstacles that can get in the way of a fairy-tale ending. Ayanda is just days away from her lifelong dream of a modern 'white wedding.' The only problem is that her husband-to-be, the sweet, committed Elvis, is 1,000 miles away. What should be a simple, straightforward journey gets seriously derailed
Tsotsi = [Thug]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Bantu and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young criminal finds a surprise in the backseat of a car he has stolen, which both complicates and enriches his life
Otelo burning : everything is about change( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shot in Durban and directed by Sara Blecher (Surfing Soweto), the film tells the story of a group of township kids who discover the joy of surfing. It's set in 1989, against a backdrop of brewing conflict between two political groups in Lamontville. When 16-year-old Otelo Buthelezi takes to the water for the first time, it's clear that he was born to surf. But then tragedy strikes. On the day that Nelson Mandela is released from prison, Otelo is forced to choose between surfing success and justice. This is a beautifully made, insightful and entertaining film that captures a turbulent time in the history of South Africa"--Container
Gangster's paradise, Jerusalema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a true story, Gangsters Paradise: Jerusalema is an unflinching look into the crime, corruption, and the transgressions of those looking to survive in the most crime-infested district of Johannesburg. Starting off with simple smash and grabs, and petty crime, Lucky Kunene quickly graduates to more aggressive heists such as armed robbery and carjacking. Soon, Lucky realizes he needs a bigger score to fulfill his goals of making it big, and escaping from the slums, to a dream house by the sea. Kunene hatches an elaborate and violent plan to make his fortune - hijacking buildings from landlords of Johannesburg tenements by winning the favor of the tenants and then holding their rent hostage from the landowners. His high-profile real estate acquisitions attract the attention of the local police force who have no qualms about using unprovoked brutality to bring him down. His trouble with the law, coupled with an escalating war between a local drug lord, creates a tense standoff: both sides are closing in, and Kunene must stay one step ahead of his empire or his empire, and his life, will come crashing down. Gangsters Paradise: Jerusalema is written and directed by Ralph Ziman, and stars Rapaulana Seiphemo (WHITE WEDDING, TSOTSI), Robert Hobbs (INVICTUS, DISTRICT 9), Kenneth Nkosi (DISTRICT 9), Ronnie Nyakale (BLOOD DIAMOND), and Louise Saint-Claire (DISTRICT 9)
Paradise Stop( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in a sleepy Limpopo town, Paradise Stop is the story of two men on opposite sides of the law. Honest hardworking Detective Potso Mogopudi (Rapulana Seiphemo) comes up against a host of small town crooks and big city sharks including his only friend in town. Ben Khumalo (Kenneth Nkosi) [is the] owner of the Paradise Stop, a truck stop and meeting point for the long-haul carriers on their way in and out of South Africa. On the surface Ben's establishment is the epitome of a successful, honest business, behind the scenes and under the tables are all kinds of shady goings on."--Container
Mon nom est Tsotsi by Gavin Hood( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man running with a criminal gang on the streets of Johannesburg, Tsotsi - a nickname meaning thug - is immersed in a world of violence that seems to leave him unaffected, until he discovers an infant in the backseat of a car he has stolen
Il suo nome è Tsotsi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tsotsi" significa "bandito" nel linguaggio di strada nella periferia di Johannesburg. Tsotsi è il soprannome di un ragazzo di 19 anni che ha rimosso ogni ricordo del suo passato, compreso il suo vero nome. Tsotsi conduce una vita all'insegna della violenza; riempie di botte un compagno della sua gang perché gli fa troppe domande, ruba un'automobile, ferendo la donna che la guidava, ma scopre sul sedile posteriore la presenza di un neonato. A modo suo Tsotsi incomincerà a prendersi cura di lui. (Mymovies)
Mad buddies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sworn enemies, Boetie (Schuster) and Beast (Nkosi), are forced to embark on a road trip as unwitting subjects of a new TV reality show devised by a TV Producer, Kelsey, played by Tanit Phoenix. On camera, with the whole of South Africa in on the joke, the pair comes unstuck at every stage of the journey until they discover that they have been conned and join forces to exact revenge
Ayanda( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a vibrant and diverse Johannesburg community, 21-year-old Afro-hipster Ayanda has a knack for taking neglected pieces of furniture and “bringing them back to love”. Eight years after her father's death, she is determined to revive his prized garage business, which is in deep debt and in danger of being sold."--Publisher's website
Tsotsi : a novel by Athol Fugard( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama um eineh jungen Bandenchef in Soweto
Tsotsi (2005)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A young man running with a criminal gang on the streets of Johannesburg, Tsotsi - a nickname meaning thug - is immersed in a world of violence that seems to leave him unaffected, until he discovers an infant in the backseat of a car he has stolen
Tsotsi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kompromissloses südafrikanisches Drama im Stil von äCity of Godä, in dem ein junger Strassengangster in Johannesburg sich des Babys einer Frau annimmt, die er getötet hat
You are wired for success by Kenneth Nkosi( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tsotsi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

En una de las barriadas llenas de miseria que rodean Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica, Tsotsi, un chaval de 19 años, ha borrado cualquier recuerdo de su conciencia, incluyendo su nombre real. Tsotsi significa simplemente "matón" o "gangster". Sin nombre, sin pasado, sin ningún plan para el futuro, en un presente lleno de rabia, Tsotsi lidera su propio grupo de marginados sociales. Pero una noche, su vida dará un giro brusco
 
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