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A New Translation for Artist William Zulu’s Autobiography: Introducing Liyoze Line Nangakithi

William ZuluLiyoze Line NangakithiUKZN Press is delighted to announce the translation, into Zulu, of William Zulu’s biography, Spring Will Come.

Liyoze Line Nangakithi is a powerful and moving story about the life of writer and artist William Zulu. William was born during the time of the oppression of black people in South Africa, a time that caused much hardship among communities and families. He invites us to journey with him as he shows us the joy and the hardship of growing up in Emondlo, and the challenges that he faced and overcame there.

He shares with us his experiences as an art student at the famous Rorke’s Drift Art and Crafts Centre, where he learnt the skills that led to him becoming a world-renowned linocut artist, eventually invited to exhibit his work overseas.

William has lived for a long time with disability, ever since a problem that he experienced with his legs when he was a young man. This led to him being operated on in Baragwanath Hospital – an operation which went wrong, resulting in complete paralysis of the lower part of his body.

But this book about his life is not a book of mourning and hopelessness. Instead it is an invitation for us to see the power of God and the spirit of ubuntu in those that he met on his life’s journey.

Through the mind’s eye we are privileged to see and learn about the place William grew up in and experience the journey he has travelled. We are awed by the bravery! The love and hope he plants in us with this well-told story is the gift I believe every reader will take away with them.
– Gcina Mhlophe

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