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Nkosi, Kenneth

Overview
Works: 15 works in 92 publications in 10 languages and 3,940 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Gangster films  Melodrama  Crime films  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Author of screenplay, Producer, Performer
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 1,871 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 1,623 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
Gangster's paradise: Jerusalema( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 206 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 )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 192 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
Otelo burning : everything is about change( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 14 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
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
Tsotsi( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ayanda( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 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"--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

L’adolescente Tsotsi e la sua banda muovono dal ghetto di Soweto – un milione di abitanti stipati alla periferia di Johannesburg – verso la città dei grattacieli, per le loro rapine e furti quotidiani. La vittima designata è un uomo di colore che, borseggiato nel metrò, accenna a una reazione: Butcher, uno dei complici di Tsostsi, lo uccide senza pietà. Boston è l’unico della banda a ribellarsi, in nome della dignità, a questa esecuzione inutile; per tutta risposta, Tsotsi lo picchia ferocemente, per poi fuggire da solo, nella notte di pioggia battente. Davanti a una villa elegante, Tsotsi ruba una macchina, senza accorgersi che sul sedile posteriore c’è un bambino di pochi mesi. Dopo qualche esitazione, Tsotsi prende il bambino con sé. È l’inizio di un percorso di redenzione. Osservando il piccolo – a cui Tsotsi darà il suo vero nome, David – il ragazzo ritorna con la memoria ai momenti più duri della sua infanzia (la madre malata, il padre estraneo e violento), e s’interessa, forse per la prima volta, alla sorte di qualcuno più sfortunato di lui, un barbone paralizzato incontrato in metropolitana. Poi, non sapendo come nutrire il bambino, Tsotsi costringe una ragazza madre ad allattarlo; e con lei intreccia una goffa quanto inedita amicizia. Il ragazzo decide poi di tornare a casa dei genitori del bambino per tentare una rapina; in realtà, quello che vuole è vedere la camera del piccolo e prendere alcuni dei suoi giocattoli. Il padre del bambino però reagisce male; e per evitare che Butcher gli spari, Tsotsi è costretto a sparare a sua volta, uccidendo il suo compagno. Tornato a casa, ormai abbandonato da tutti i membri della sua banda, Tsotsi cerca di recuperare l’amicizia di Boston, curando le ferite che lui stesso gli ha inferto e offrendosi di pagargli la fine degli studi per diventare maestro. Alla fine, Tsotsi si rende conto di dover restituire il bambino alla sua famiglia: e nell’arrendersi alla polizia c’è forse, per lui, l’inizio di una nuova vita
Tsotsi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 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
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
Tsotsi : ein Junge aus dem Getto ; based on the novel "Tsotsi" 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
District 9; 2012; Battle:Los Angeles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 (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
 
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