Mhlophe, Gcina

About Gcina Mhlophe

Biography (Poetry International Archives)



Berichon, Grace. "Our Story Magic Book Review." The Ohio State University, 25 Nov. 2018

Christolon, Blair. "African Tales Review." School Library Journal, vol. 56, no. 1, 2010

Lehman, Barbara. "African Tales Review." The Ohio State University, 2010



Flockemann, Miki, and Thuli Mazibuko. "Between Women: An Interview with Gcina Mhlophe." Contemporary Theatre Review, vol. 9, no. 1, 1999

Walder, Dennis. "The Number of Girls Is Growing: An Interview with Gcina Mhlophe." Contemporary Theatre Review, vol. 9, no. 1, 1999



Ankumah, Adaku T. "Memory and Resistance in the Poetry of Gcina Mhlophe." Outward Evil Inward Battle: Human Memory in Literature, Fishkin et al. (eds.), 2014

Handlarski, Denise. "Reconstruction and Resistance in the Poetry of Gcina Mhlophe." Trauma, Resistance, Reconstruction in Post-1994 South African Writing, Singh and Chetty (eds.), 2010

Delisle, Jennifer. "Finding the Future in the Past." Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 32, no. 2, 2006

Barrios, Olga. "Gcina Mhlophe's Have You Seen Zandile? The Black South African Tradition as a Political Statement." Estudios de la mujer en el ámbito de los países de habla inglesa, 1996 (PDF)



Autobiography/Life Writing

Love Child (2002)


Children's and Young Adults' Books

The Magic Horns (2009)

The Barefoot Book of African Tales (2009)

The Singing Chameleon (2008)

Golden Windows (2007)

Ithemba Means Hope (2006)

Our Story Magic (2006)

Stories of Africa (2006)

Hi, Zoleka! (2003)

An African Mother Christmas (2002)

Nozincwadi, Mother of Books (2001)

Fudukazi's Magic (1999)

Nalohima, the Deaf Tortoise (1999)

Queen of Tortoises (1995)

Molo Zoleka (1994)

The Singing Dog (1992)

The Snake with Seven Heads (1989)


Short Story Collections

African Tales (2009)


Poetry Collections

Love Child (2001)



Have You Seen Zandile? (2002)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"The 'Story' Is the Mother of Creativity." Sankofa, no. 6, 2003


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Gcina Mhlophe Interview on Writing Her Memoirs. YouTube, 21 Jul. 2018

Gcina Mhlophe Interview on Her Life and Influence. YouTube, 12 Jan. 2016

Gcina Mhlophe on Storytelling. YouTube, 24 Dec. 2013

Gcina Mhlophe in the Closing Ceremony in Durban. YouTube, 31 Jul. 2007