National Storytelling Day and the Nozincwadi Storytelling Festival 2021 is almost upon us! The four-day event, hosted by the Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust (GAHT), has an exciting programme that promises to have something for everyone….
Storytelling, whether it be in the form of praise poetry performed at a wedding ceremony, or a fable told to children round a campfire, plays an integral role in the lives of Zulu people, and is something that Gcina Mhlophe is trying desperately to keep alive. Mhlophe (born Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe) is a well known South African activist, … Read more
Acclaimed storyteller Gcina Mhlophe will be performing at the KZNSA Gallery on Saturday 18 December, 11am. Bring the kids along to a morning of uniquely African folklore. Gcina Mhlophe’s books (Stories of Africa, Our Story Magic and Love Child) and CD (Songs and Stories of Africa) will be on sale at the KZNSA Gallery or … Read more
Nellie Hlongwane interviews story-teller Gcina Mhlophe for the Ulwazi Programme. Born in Hammersdale Township, Durban in 1959, Gcina Mhlophe-Becker is a well-known South African freedom fighter, activist, actor, storyteller, poet, playwright, director and author. She does her most important work through charismatic performances, working to preserve storytelling as a means of keeping history alive and … Read more