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|Fact||She was awarded the 1988 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "Have You Seen Zandile?" at the Chicago Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.|
Gcina Mhlophe is a South African writer, storyteller, actress and activist. She was born in 1951 in the small town of Mbabane, in what is now Eswatini, to a family of migrant workers. Her parents were from different parts of Africa and had met while working in the mines in South Africa. Mhlophe was the youngest of six children.
Mhlophe’s early education was in the local mission school. She later attended a Catholic boarding school, where she was one of only a handful of black students. It was here that she began to develop her love of storytelling. After finishing school, Mhlophe worked as a journalist and a teacher.
In the early 1980s, Mhlophe became involved in the anti-apartheid movement. She was arrested and detained several times for her activism. In 1985, she was forced into exile in the United States. While in the US, Mhlophe continued her work as an activist and also began to focus on her writing.
Mhlophe’s first book, The Stone That Cries, was published in 1992. It is a collection of folktales from her homeland. Mhlophe has since published several other books, including children’s books, novels and plays. She has also written for television and film.
Mhlophe has won numerous awards for her work, including the South African Literary Award and the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. She was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Durban-Westville in 1992.
Mhlophe currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with her husband and two children.
|Full Name||Gcina Mhlope|
|Profession||Actor, Poet, Author, Playwright, Theatre Director|
|Awards||Obie Award for Performance|
|Nominations||Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award|
|Movies||Kalushi, Place of Weeping|
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|1||She was awarded the 1988 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "Have You Seen Zandile?" at the Chicago Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.|
|Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu||2016||Martha Mahlangu|
|Born in the RSA||1986|
|A Place for Weeping||1986||Gracie (as Gcina Mhlope)|
|21 Icons||2014||TV Series documentary|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia