Gcina Mhlophe

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Birthday
24, 1958
Birthplace
South Africa
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
24, 1958 (age 59)
Birthplace
South Africa

About

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.

Before Fame

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

Trivia

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

Family Life

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

Associated With

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