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Nkosi, Lewis

Overview
Works: 162 works in 392 publications in 8 languages and 4,845 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Political fiction  Drama  Interviews  Essays 
Roles: Author, Actor, Author of screenplay, Interviewer, Interviewee, Honoree, Scenarist, Performer
Classifications: PR9369.3.N58, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lewis Nkosi
Mating birds by Lewis Nkosi( Book )

55 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een zwarte Zuidafrikaan die ter dood veroordeeld is wegens de vermeende verkrachting van een blank meisje, schrijft in de dodencel zijn levensgeschiedenis met daar doorheen gevlochten de ware toedracht van het gebeurde
Tasks and masks : themes and styles of African literature by Lewis Nkosi( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhythm of violence by Lewis Nkosi( Book )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2003 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 3-act play set in the 1960's in Johannesburg. Deals in dramatic terms with the clash personally and ideologically between white and black, and with some of the problems of non-racial cooperation
Come back, Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1957, Rogosin travelled to South Africa and created a powerfully, moving drama exposing the harsh reality of life under the system apartheid. Filmed secretly under the noses of the feared South African police, Rogosin, his crew, and cast risked arrest and deportation. Miriam Makeba was banned from her country after travelling to Venice for the movie's premiere. The scenes shot in the vibrant black ghetto of Sophiatown are precious images of a lost world. Rogosin took the fight for equality to his homeland with Black roots, his documentary on African American life. The extraordinary cast, including Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, attorney and feminist activist Florynce "Flo" Kennedy, musicians Jim Collier, Wende [i.e. Wendy] Smith, Larry Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis, tell stories of heartbreak and despair while their songs blow the roof off the rafters. The film combines tales of oppression with hauntingly beautiful images of the faces of black men, women and children
Underground people by Lewis Nkosi( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cornelius Molapo - urban dandy, poet, dancer, fiery but fickle political orator - is not the first person you'd choose to lead the revolution. And no one is more surprised than Corny when he's approached by the National Liberation Movement and ordered to lead a peasant uprising in remote Tabanyane - right now, Little does Cornelius suspect that he is a pawn in a much bigger political game: the NLM has its own reasons for deploying this reluctant revolutionary." "His sudden disappearance mystifies friends, loved ones, and ultimately the international community - it's assumed that he's been abducted by the police, or worse. Expatriate Anthony Ferguson is dispatched to South Africa by a human rights organisation to investigate. But the emotions stirred up by his return, and the reunion with his decadent, bewitching sister Hazel, distract Anthony from his quest for the seemingly harmless Cornelius. And by the time the two cross paths, Cornelius Molapo is harmless no more ..." "Nkosi takes us to mansions and mountain hideouts, where we meet a dazzling variety of characters; serene Princess Madi of the Tabanyane royal house, Kristina the small-town temptress and Joe Bulane, the sinister Central Committee man."--Jacket
Home and exile by Lewis Nkosi( Book )

6 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come back, Africa by Lionel Rogosin( Visual )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary-style film which tells the story of Zacariah, a Zulu who, after being forced off his land by the government, must then go to work in the gold mines near Johannesburg where he must confront the evils of apartheid
Mandela's ego by Lewis Nkosi( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un nouvel éclairage de l'histoire de l'Afrique du Sud, incarnée par un jeune homme ayant décidé d'honorer Mandela et de suivre ses traces, en séduisant autant de femmes que possible
Writing home : Lewis Nkosi on South African writing by Lewis Nkosi( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The selection of ... [Nkosi's] work in this volume focuses on his critical writing on South African literature: in Part One, on the literature of his home country, generally; in Part Two, on specific writers; and, finally, on Lewis Nkosi himself. The selections are from his major out-of-print critical collections, Home and Exile (1965, enlarged edition 1983), The Transplanted Heart (1975) and Tasks and Masks (1981), as well as from magazine and journal articles."--Pages 1-2
The transplanted heart : essays on South Africa by Lewis Nkosi( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home and exile and other selections by Lewis Nkosi( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In darkest Hollywood by Daniel Riesenfeld( Visual )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning film examines the role of cinema in both supporting and attacking apartheid. Films generally supported the ethos of racial domination that led to apartheid and it was only after Africans insisted on being heard that they began to be portrayed on-screen as more than mere adjuncts of whites. Includes newsreel footage of violence in South Africa and interviews with writers, directors, and actors, including Lewis Nkosi, Zakes Mokae, Sir Richard Attenborough, Lionel Rogosin, Thomas Mogotlane, Andre Brink, and Euzhan Palcy
Come back, Africa by Lionel Rogosin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1957, Rogosin travelled to South Africa and created a powerfully, moving drama exposing the harsh reality of life under the system apartheid. Filmed secretly under the noses of the feared South African police, Rogosin, his crew, and cast risked arrest and deportation. Miriam Makeba was banned from her country after travelling to Venice for the movie's premiere. The scenes shot in the vibrant black ghetto of Sophiatown are precious images of a lost world. Includes tons of extra features!
Still beating the drum : critical perspectives on Lewis Nkosi( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers English literature and post/colonial literature in English, in 20th century South Africa
The black psychiatrist : a one-act play by Lewis Nkosi( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Transcripts of "Africa, Black African writers and playwrights, 1962-1968"]( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Transcripts of "Africa, West Indies and United States, Black artists and writers, 1962-1967"]( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Transcripts of "Africa, interviews with Black African writers and artists, ca. 1962-1969"]( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of extensive interviews includes many African authors and artists from Nigeria, South Africa, and other African countries, interviewed by Dennis Duerden, Lewis Nkosi, Robert Serumaga, and others
[Transcripts of "Africa and West Indies, Interviews with Black musicians, 1962-1965"]( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Transcripts of "Africa, Black writers and poets 1962-1966"]( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection contains discussions of "The African image, African literature and writing, Nkosi 's "Home and Exile", Cultural conflicts and the responsibility of the writer, "Black Orpheus", Yoruba theatre, Aubrey Williams' work as a painter on modern African poetry and on James Baldwin. Discussants include Lewis Nkosi, Donatus Nwoga, Barry Reckord, Langston Hughes, Ali Mazrui, John Nagenda, Dennis Duerden, Robert Serumaga, Ulli Beier and Gerald Moore
 
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Alternative Names
Lewis Nkosi écrivain sud-africain

Lewis Nkosi escritor sudafricano

Lewis Nkosi schrijver uit Zuid-Afrika (1936-2010)

Lewis Nkosi scrittore sudafricano

Lewis Nkosi südafrikanischer Schriftsteller, Hochschullehrer, Journalist und Komponist

Nkozi, Lʹi︠u︡is

Льюис Нкоси

응꼬씨, 루이스 1936-

ルイス・ンコシ

Languages
English (162)

French (10)

German (7)

Swedish (4)

Italian (4)

Danish (2)

Finnish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Underground peopleMandela's egoStill beating the drum : critical perspectives on Lewis NkosiContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community