Celebrating a literary veteran

2019-12-11 06:01
Professor Cyril Lincoln Sibusiso Nyembezi was celebrated at an event at the Golden Horse Casino recently.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Professor Cyril Lincoln Sibusiso Nyembezi was celebrated at an event at the Golden Horse Casino recently.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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IN collaboration with the Usiba Writers’ Association, Shuter & Shooter Publishers hosted a function to celebrate an author, editor, translator, and strong proponent of the Zulu language — Professor Cyril Lincoln Sibusiso Nyembezi — at the Golden Horse Casino recently.

Publishing Manager Heather Hannaway from Shuter & Shooter Publishers said: “Professor Nyembezi attended Adams College on the South Coast before embarking on his university career in 1959. He was a lecturer at the University of Fort Hare and, being a highly principled man, objected to the policy of Bantu Education.”

She added that this caused Nyembezi and others to resign from their posts.

“In 1960 he joined Shuter & Shooter as an editor of indigenous languages which culminated in his appointment to the board of directors,” she continued, adding that Professor Nyembezi authored a number of books in different genres, including poetry, dictionaries, and novels.

Inkinsela Yasemgungundlovu is one of the 100 classics of Africa. He was also responsible for the translation of Alan Paton’s Cry the Beloved Country,” said Hannaway.

In concluding, Hannaway said the Sibusiso Nyembezi Award, named after him, and instituted by Usiba, is awarded annually to an emerging author.

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