Mphahlele, Es'kia (Ezekiel)

About Es'kia Mphahlele

Biography (South African History Online)

Obituary (The Guardian)



Naidoo, Muthal. "Es'kia Mphahlele: Down Second Avenue." Muthal Naidoo, 21 Nov. 2010

Rubin, Martin. "Chronicling a World Apart." The Wall Street Journal, 27 Jan. 2011



Thepa, Madala. "Es'kia Mphahlele's Last Interview". BOOK Southern Africa, 28 Oct. 2008

Manganyi, N. Chabani. Metaphors of Self, 2006

Balseiro, Isabel. "Between Alexandra and Jurassic Park." South African Theatre Journal, no. 17, 2003

Fioupou, Christiane. "An Interview with Es'kia Mphahlele." Anglophonia, no. 11, 2002

Samin, Richard. "Interview: Richard Samin with Es'kia Mphahlele." Research in African Literatures Vol. 28, No. 4, 1997



Ashuntantang, Joyce. "Es’kia Mphahlele’s Enduring Truth in Down Second Avenue." African Literature Today, no. 30, 2012

Rafapa, Lesibana. "The Intersection of Experience, Imaginative Writing and Meaning-Making in Es'kia Mphahlele." Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, vol. 46, no. 1, 2009

Rafapa, Lesibana. "Es'kia Mphahlele's Etching of Two Axes of Religion Using the Framework of His Concept of Afrikan Humanism in Father Come Home." Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, vol. 44, no. 2, 2007

Losambe, Lokangaka. "Apartheid and Es'kia Mphahlele's Aesthetics in The Wanderers." An Introduction to the African Prose Narrative, Losambe (ed.), 2004

Samin, Richard. "'The Nuisance One Learns to Put Up With'." The Politics of English as a World Language: New Horizons in Postcolonial Cultural Studies, Mair (ed.), 2003

Kasanga, Luanga A. "The 'Local' and the 'Global' in Es'kia Mphahlele's Writing." Journal of African Cultural Studies, vol. 15, no. 2, 2002



Autobiography/Life Writing

Afrika My Music (1984)

Down Second Avenue (1959)



Father Come Home (1984)

Chirundu (1981)

The Wanderers (1971)


Short Story Collections

Renewal Time (1988)

The Unbroken Song (1981)

In Corner B & Other Stories (1967)

Man Must Live and Other Stories (1947)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"Es'kia Ezekiel Mphahlele, 'On Negritude in Literature.'" Black Past, 19 Jan. 2009

Let's Talk Writing: Prose (1987)

Let's Talk Writing: Poetry (1987)

Let's Write a Novel (1981)

"Poetic Thoughts from Africa." Africa Today, vol. 21, no. 1, 1974

Voices in the Whirlwind and Other Essays (1971)

A Guide to Creative Writing (1966)

The African Image (1962)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Es'kia Mphahlele Documentary. YouTube, 14 Sep. 2017

Es'kia Speaks on Being a Writer. YouTube, 4 Sep. 2012

Es'kia Speaks on Exile and Coming Home. YouTube, 8 Aug. 2012