Credo Mutwa

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Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa (also known as Credo Mutwa and Credo V. Mutwa) (1921- ) [1] is a Zulu sangoma (traditional healer), theorist, author, playwright and cultural leader from South Africa. He is also a writer of stories that mix the traditional Zulu folkore with extraterrestrial encounters and his own personally created fables.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Claimed there were developed dramatic forms in African traditional societies (see articles in S’ketsh) and attempted to reconstruct this form of early African theatre, for which he used the Zulu word umlinganiso. His play uNosilimela, first performed by the Experimental Theatre Workshop '71 in 1973, was based on this reconstruction. First published in Robert Kavanagh (ed) South African People’s Plays by Heinemann in 1981.

His published writings include: Indaba, My Children (1964); Africa Is My Witness (1966); My People, the Writings of a Zulu Witch-Doctor (1977); Songs of the Stars (2000); Zulu Shaman: Dreams, Prophecies, and Mysteries (19**) (2nd edition 2003); The Reptilian Agenda with David Icke (20**)


See: Wikipedia [2].

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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