(1936-) Essayist, critic and dramatist. Studied at Adams College, began work at Ilanga Lase Natal, then moved on to Drum and Post magazines. Studied journalism at Harvard University (1960-61) then went into exile in London. His works were for a while banned in South Africa under the Suppression of Communism Act. He was one of the collaborators in the workshop led by Athol Fugard to create No Good Friday (1958). Nkosi later wrote and published his own play, The Rhythm of Violence (1964). His essays and articles are contained in a collection entitled Home and Exile (1965). A friend of Athol Fugard’s , he played “Father Higgins” in the the first production of No-Good Friday before an all-white audience in Johannesburg in 1958.
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