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Sindiwe Magona

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About Sindiwe Magona

Sindiwe MagonaBorn in the Transkei, Sindiwe Magona finished high school by correspondence. She later completed a BA through the University of South Africa and went on to graduate with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York. She worked for the United Nations for 22 years at its headquarters in New York before retiring to her native South Africa. Magona is a prolific writer of children’s books, biography, poetry, short stories, plays and novels.

Magona is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Order of Ikhamanga (2011) in recognition of her literary and humanitarian contribution. In 2012 she was joint winner with Nadine Gordimer of the Imbokodo Award.

 

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    April 30th, 2010 @01:45 #
     
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    This looks serious. I encourage all African writers to write in without hesitation.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    April 30th, 2010 @11:27 #
     
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    But Ben, they only want folk who are in LA or NYC. That kinda excludes 99.9% of the African writers I know. (The 0.1% being Ted Botha.)

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  • <a href="http://fionasnyckers.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Fiona</a>
    Fiona
    April 30th, 2010 @12:44 #
     
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    And I was under the impression that this missive was addressed to Sindiwe.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    April 30th, 2010 @17:03 #
     
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    I think I'll forward this to Sindiwe's agent. S is out of the country, off email, and doesn't do the internet. (I wish I had her fortitude.)

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