Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe, also known as Gcina Mhlophe, is an anti-racism activist in South Africa, actress, storyteller, poet, playwright, director and author. Storytelling is a deeply traditional activity in South Africa, and Mhlophe is one of the few female storytellers in a male-dominated country. She does her job through charismatic performances, trying to preserve storytelling as a way to keep history and encourage South African children to read. She tells her stories in four South African languages: English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa.
|Born||Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe, October 24, 1958, KwaZulu-Natal,South Africa|
|Occupation||anti-apartheid activist, actress, storyteller, poet, playwright, director, author|
|Notable work||Black Dog: Inj'emnyama|
Storyteller, playwright, and political activist who traveled throughout and beyond Africa as a performance artist. She toured an original theatrical piece called Have you seen Zandile? throughout the United States and Europe.
Early in her adulthood, she worked as a domestic servant and a magazine writer.
Her stories, performed in numerous languages, mixed folklore and dance with current affairs.
Born in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, she credited her mother and grandmother with inspiring her to tell stories.
She and Desmond Bagley are among South Africa's best-known literary figures.
- Phi Phi Poetry - African Poetry is an international poetry festival held annually in Durban, South Africa.
- Women storytellers
- South African Poets
- Twentieth century South African poets
- South African playwright and playwright
- South African actresses
- Female playwright and playwright
- Anti-racism activists
- BBC 100 W
Latest information about Gcina Mhlophe updated on June 07 2021.