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Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe

Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe

Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe (Gcina Mhlophe) is a well-known South African freedom fighter, activist, actor, storyteller, poet, playwright, director and author. Storytelling is a deeply traditional activity in Africa and Mhlophe is one of the few woman storytellers in a country dominated by males. She does her most important work through charismatic performances, working to preserve storytelling as a means of keeping history alive and encouraging South African children to read. She tells her stories in four of South Africa’s languages: English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa. http://www.gcinamhlophe.co.za/

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