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Dr. Duka - Xhosa Author & Poet PDF Print E-mail
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Dr. Menzi Meshach Minsie Duka was born in Cradock in 1948. The celebrated Eastern Cape author and academic has written a number of books including:
  • Ubusi (short Stories),
  • Amavo Obuntu (Essays),
  • Limidlalwana enencasa (Drama),
  • Ibetho (Poetry)
  • A Biography of Canon James Arthur Calata: One of the greatest sons of Africa.

Dr. M.M.M. Duka’s research area is literature and literary theory.

During the 2010 Grahamstown Wordfest, Dr. Duka will launch his latest book: Lingqwebo zoluncwadi Lwanamhlanje (Treasurers of contemporary Literature). This is an isiXhosa literature book suitable for Grades 11, 12 and university courses.


  • Dr. Duka is an educationist in the Eastern Cape Department of Education.
  • He is a Circuit Manager at Cradock.
  • He is the Chairperson of the Vusubuntu Cultural Village Board of Directors.
  • He is the chairperson of the Eastern Cape African Renaissance and a board member of South African Chapter of African Renaissance.
  • From 2002 – 2004 he performed research with University of KwaZulu Natal University in African Renaissance.
  • He is the founder of the Cradock Writers Association.
  • He is also a founder of Nkos’emntu High School.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Secondary Education Diploma, (Vista University) with distinctions in both Mathematics and Physical Sciences;
  • B.A. (University of South Africa);
  • B.A. (Honours – Fort Hare) with distinction in Modern Drama;
  • M.A. (University of South Africa) with distinction; and
  • Doctor of Literature and Philosophy (University of South Africa). His promoter was Professor Ncedile Saule an established African writer. His supervisor for his honours degree was also an established African writer, Professor B.B. Mkonto.

Contact Details:

Province: Eastern Cape

City: Cradock

Category: Xhosa Author and Poet

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cell: 083 497 1872

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