Phaswane MpeWe have recently heard of the sad death of one our prominent African alumni, Phaswane Mpe, who died suddenly in Johannesburg on Sunday, December 12 2004, at the age of 34. After studying African Literature and English at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he obtained a Diploma in Advance Study in Publishing from Oxford Brookes in 1997, and then returned to South Africa where he taught publishing and lectured in African Literature at Wits for several years. He was well known as a novelist and creative writer, and his novel, Welcome To Our Hillbrow, was published in 2001. A great champion of South African writing and publishing, Phaswane will be sorely missed.
Filed Under Publishing