Stanlake Samkange





Stanlake Samkange

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born
in Zvimba, Zimbabwe
January 01, 1922

died
March 06, 1988

gender
male

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Stanlake John William Thompson Samkange (1922–1988) was a Zimbabwean historiographer, educationist, journalist, author, and African nationalist. He was a member of an elite Zimbabwean nationalist political dynasty and the most prolific of the first generation of black Zimbabwean creative writers in English.
Samkange was born in 1922 in Zvimba, Mashonaland West Province, in the British southern African colony of Rhodesia. He was the son of the Reverend Thompson Samkange, a Methodist minister and nationalist politician, and his wife, Grace Mano, a Methodist evangelist. The family lived in Bulawayo, Matabeleland and in Mashonaland during Samkange’s childhood. He took his higher education at Adams College in Natal, South Africa and the Universit...more


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African saga: A brief intro...
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Hunhuism Or Ubuntuism: A Zi...
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Among Them Yanks
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The Mourned One
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Origins of Rhodesia
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