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Mandla Langa

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About Mandla Langa

Mandla LangaMandla Langa, born in Durban, 1950, went into exile in Botswana in 1976. He has lived in Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola, Zambia, Hungary and the UK.

In 1980 he won the Drum Magazine story contest for ‘The Dead Men Who Lost Their Bones’ and in 1991 he was awarded the Arts Council of Great Britain Bursary for creative writing.

He was Cultural Representative of the ANC in the UK and Western Europe; was Vice-Chairperson of the africa95 Exhibition in London; was a weekly columnist of the Sunday Independent.

Four of his works have been published, Tenderness of Blood (Zimbabwe Publishing House, 1987), A Rainbow on a Paper Sky (Kliptown Books, London, 1989), The Naked Song and Other Stories (David Philip Publishers, Cape Town, 1997); The Memory of Stones (DPP, 2000). He has been the editor-at-large of Leadership Magazine, Programme Director for Television at the SABC, Chairperson of the Independent Communications Authority of SA Icasa (1999-2005) and Pan Macmillan published his The Lost Colours of the Chameleon in October 2008 and The Texture of Shadows in 2014.

Mandla Langa is married to June Josephs and they have two daughters.


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