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us: Serote, Mongane Wally, 1944-

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    • us: Serote, Mongane, 1944-
    • us: Serote, Wally, 1944-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Sophiatown (Johannesburg, South Africa)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Botswana
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) South Africa
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Freedom Park (Agency : South Africa)
        • Organization: (naf) Black Consciousness Movement of South Africa
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Authorship
          (lcsh) Arts
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Authors
              (lcsh) Chief executive officers
          • Sources

            • found: His Tsetlo, 1974.
            • found: His To every birth its blood, c1981: t.p. (Mongane Serote)
            • found: Unedited, interview with Wally Serote, 2001: videodisc label (Wally Serote)
            • found: The Presidency, Republic of South Africa WWW site, viewed Aug. 15, 2016: award web page (The Order of Ikhamanga in Silver awarded to Mongane Wally Serote for excellent contributions to literature with emphasis on poetry; born in Sophiatown north of Johannesburg in 1944; attended school in Alexandra; worked as a journalist after school; more widely know as "Wally"; one of South Africa's pre-eminent poets and writers; he developed an interest in Black Consciousness (BC); in 1969 arrested and detained in South Africa; 1973, published his first book in poetry; the following year he travelled to Columbia University where he obtained a master's degree in Fine Arts; after his degree in 1979 he returned to Africa, living in self-imposed exile in Botswana; in 1986 he relocated to London and began working for the ANC's [African National Congress], Department of Arts and Culture; returned to South Africa in 1990; appointed to oversee the construction of Freedom Park, a national monument; currently chief executive officer of the Freedom Park Trust)
          • LC Classification

            • PR9369.3.S45
          • Change Notes

            • 1982-10-13: new
            • 2016-08-16: revised
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