Duma ka Ndlovu

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Duma ka Ndlovu (1954 - ). Filmmaker, poet, playwright, journalist, and TV producer.

Biography

Born in Orlando West, Soweto.

He was professor of African history and African-American literature at New York's Stoneybrook University in the eighties and between 1996 and 2004 he was chairman of the SA Music Awards (SAMA).

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

He wrote a play Sheila's Day, directed for the Crossroads Theatre Company in the USA by Mbongeni Ngema in 1990, in South Africa in 1993. Published in 1999. In July 1996 a musical play, The Game was staged at Windybrow Arts Centre. He also wrote Bergville Stories.

He edited a collection of plays Woza Afrika: an anthology of South African plays.

Awards, etc.

His play The Game was joint winner 'best script', Vita Awards (Gauteng region), Award Year: 1997 and 'best director' Vita Award (National), award year 1997.

Sources

Sowetan, 13 June 1997.

Mail and Guardian, 15-21 August 1997.

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