I have just read that Es'kia Mphahlele has died. I wrote this post in appreciation of his writing, and his life, just a month ago. I am kind of in shock.
He was a great man, a great South African, someone whom I feel was under appreciated as a South African icon.
He achieved unbelievable things in extremely difficult circumstances, and should be a role model to all of us.
I have never read any of his novels, but will take the time to as soon as possible.
If you get the chance, you should read his autobiography, it will teach you much about South Africa, and life in those times.
Rest in peace, Prof. Mphahlele.