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The snake with seven heads by Gcina Mhlophe Illustrations by Hargreaves Ntukwana

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Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe, also known as Gcina Mhlophe, is a South African anti-apartheid activist, actress, storyteller, poet, playwright, director and author. Storytelling is a deeply traditional activity in South Africa, and Mhlophe is one of the few woman storytellers in a country dominated by males. Wikipedia

Hargreaves Ntukwana used the technique of blowing diluted oils onto paper, wiping the excess with cloth and cotton swabs then inking over the colour background when it is dry.

Born at Crown Mines in Johannesburg on 17 June, 1938, he went to school locally - and then disappointed his father, a mine clerk, by rejecting medicine as a career and instead studying fine art and music.
He worked as a messenger and a clerk to pay for his tuition in fine art, including a spell at the Artists' Colony in Toledo, Spain where he studied under the master Costa Lidas who died at the age of 100 in 1979.
His more recent exhibitions abroad were in Denmark, Zurich and San Diego in February 1986. He has also exhibited at the Oglethorpe University Art Gallery in Atlanta Georgia in the late 1980's. Cape Gallery


  • Book condition: Acceptable (Creased cover on bottom and top right corner)
  • Dimensions: 34 cm x 24.5 cm
  • Weight: 185 g
  • Softcover: 35 pages


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