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Gcina Mhlophe

Gcina Mhlophe Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1958
Place of Birth South Africa
Age 62 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
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Gcina Mhlophe

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
Nationality South African
Occupation anti-apartheid activist, actress, storyteller, poet, playwright, director, author
Years active 1988-present
Notable work Black Dog: Inj'emnyama

About Gcina Mhlophe

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.

Gcina Mhlophe before fame

Early in her adulthood, she worked as a domestic servant and a magazine writer.

Achievement of Gcina Mhlophe

Her stories, performed in numerous languages, mixed folklore and dance with current affairs.

Gcina Mhlophe family life

Born in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, she credited her mother and grandmother with inspiring her to tell stories.

Associations of Gcina Mhlophe

She and Desmond Bagley are among South Africa's best-known literary figures.

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Latest information about Gcina Mhlophe updated on June 07 2021.