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Lewis Nkosi

Durban-born Lewis Nkosi was an eminent critic, novelist and essayist. A writer for Drum magazine in its 1950s heyday, Nkosi later went into exile, pursuing his academic career overseas. He held professorships of literature at leading universities in the US, Africa and Europe. Besides two novels, he wrote a study of African literature, numerous short stories and essays, and also wrote a number of plays for radio and theatre.

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