es'kia mphahlele


[uhm-pah-hley-ley, -ley-ley]
Ezekiel (Es'kia Mphahlele) 1919–2008, South African writer. Unabridged
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es'kia mphahlele

novelist, essayist, short-story writer, and teacher whose autobiography, Down Second Avenue (1959), has become a South African classic. It combines the story of a young man's growth into adulthood with penetrating social criticism of the conditions forced upon black South Africans by apartheid.

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