Elias Koena Kgatishi Matlala (19*-). Playwright, poet.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Author of the Northern Sotho plays Tshukudu (Tšhukudu, a tragedy) (The second play written in Northern Sotho, 1941), Serogale (1948), Tshaka Seripa sa I (“Tshaka Chapter 1” - 1976) ,?*Tshaka Seripa sa II (“Tshaka Chapter 2- 19?*)] , Tshaka Seripa sa III (“Tshaka Chapter 3” - 1983), . The first Tshaka play was rejected for circulation by the Northern Sotho Language Board because it did not use standard Northern Sotho orthography.
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