Sibusiso Nyembezi Centenary Celebrations


08:00 – 17:00​


Chinua Achebe Auditorium (Hybrid Optional), University of Johannesburg
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The University of Johannesburg Department of African Languages, in partnership with UJ Library, cordially invites you to the Sibusiso Nyembezi Centenary Celebrations

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nyembezi was born in 1919 in Babanango, North of KwaZulu-Natal. If he were still alive, he would have turned 100 years this year. He is one of a kind, an outstanding writer of fiction and general books. He produced six classical works, namely, Ubudoda Abukhulelwa, Inkinsela YaseMgungundlovu, Compact Zulu Dictionary, Uhlelo LwesiZulu, Mntanami! Mntanami! Zulu Proverbs and Inqolobane Yesizwe each of which has been in print for more than fifty years. This is a rare occasion in any language and it calls for a celebration.

In celebrating this achievement, the Department of African Languages will host a range of events including book readings, storytelling, performance poetry, comedy, music, and dance. Four new books, namely, ISibusiso NeziNyembezi, Isilulu Senzulu KaZulu, Inkululeko Engakhululekile and, the first of its kind, The Talking Dictionary will be launched during these celebrations.

DRESS CODE: Traditional Attire

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