THE RETURN OF THE WILD CATS, an historical satirical allegory on the new South Africa

: Mtuze (P.)

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227pp., paperback, Bhisho, 2022


First published in isiXhosa as "Ilngada Zibuyile Endle" in 2009. It won the M-Net prize for the best novel in the Nguni category in 2010. Foreword by Bill Gould, preface by P. Mtuze

Anglican priest, academic, poet and writer Peter Tshobisa Mtuze was Head of the isiXhosa Department at Rhodes University and is presently Professor Emeritus and President of the Rhodes Convocation. He has published more than 30 creative and academic works: novels, short stories, poetry, dramas, essays, autobiography, literary guides, translations, cultural and religious published academic papers. His books include An Introduction to Xhosa Culture as well as The Essence of Xhosa Spirituality and an autobiography, An Alternative Struggle. He translated Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom into isiXhosa and was an Editor in Chief of the Greater Dictionary of isiXhosa at Fort Hare.