Behind the Icon – Miriam Tlali: Her story

2014-12-07 15:00

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The 19th icon of the second season of 21 Icons SA is Miriam Tlali, the first black woman in South Africa to publish a novel. Muriel at Metropolitan, which was published in 1975, was a semi-autobiographical work.

In an intimate conversation, Tlali talks about her life as the first black South African female author. Born in Doornfontein, Joburg, she grew up in Sophiatown – the legendary community within Joburg that was completely destroyed because it was the sole area where Africans were permitted to take permanent title to land. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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