Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 1992
Zanendaba Storytelling
This description of Gcina Mhlope's work was prepared when Gcina Mhlope was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1992.
Gcina Mhlophe, a talented writer, actress, mime artist and singer, is fighting illiteracy through storytelling. She uses this important part of Africa's heritage to enhance identity and self-esteem while entertaining and educating.
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