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Saturday, 4 March 2017

First black woman to publish a novel in South Africa dies at 83

South African legendary novelist, Miriam Tlali has died at the age of 83. The author, who is the first black South African to publish a novel, and played critical roles during the liberation struggle by telling a true South African story in her novels, died on Friday,  February 24, 2017.
Her debut novel‚ 'Muriel at Metropolitan'‚ was published in 1975. In a statement by President Jacob Zuma, he extended his condolences, saying:
'She will be remembered for her outstanding literary work which earned her several accolades and honours including the Order of Ikhamanga which was bestowed on her for her excellent intellectual achievements and contribution to the development of literature in South Africa. We wish to convey our deepest condolences to her family‚ relatives and all in the arts and culture industry. May her soul rest in peace,' he said.

8 comments:

dorcas moyin said...

Rest in peace mama.

dorcas moyin said...

Rest in peace mama.

dorcas moyin said...

Rest in peace Mama.

dorcas moyin said...

Rest in peace Mama.

dorcas moyin said...

Rwt in Peace mama.

Anonymous said...

Good night Miriam Tlali, your works and those of Nadine Gordimer (the first African female nobel prize in literature winner, 1991) became the epitome of female struggle in championing the cause of liberation from oppression from the fangs of apartheid supremacist misrule.

The Aficionado

Vivian Reginalds said...

HEYA
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ERIC NESTY IS LIB'S FINEST said...

R. I. P. Ma

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