Tag: PEN SA Literary Essays


We Beg Your Pardon South Africa by Mandla Langa

PEN SA Executive Vice-President Mandla Langa shared his poem “We Beg Your Pardon South Africa” on Twitter yesterday, writing that “Nostalgic souls have asked me to post one of my earliest poems which they feel has resonance with aspects of...

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We Beg Your Pardon South Africa by Mandla Langa

Whose Literature is it Anyway? by Victor Dlamini

Photograph courtesy of Victor Dlamini By Victor Dlamini This piece was originally published on victordlamini.com and he has kindly allowed us to publish it as part of the PEN SA essay series on South African literature. If you are interested in...

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Whose Literature is it Anyway? by Victor Dlamini

Mandla Langa: Literary Traditions in South Africa

By Mandla Langa, written for PEN America’s PEN World Voices Series. This is part of the PEN SA essay series on South African literature. If you are interested in submitting a piece, contact us on communications@pensouthafrica.co.za. The South African literary...

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Mandla Langa


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