Book Launch & Conversation: Ali Hlongwane’s Lion of Azania (Zeth Mothopeng) with fallists Siya Mviko & Phethane Madzivhandila

Format: Book Launch & Conversation

Date and Time: Saturday, 31 October 2021, 12:00 -114:00

Venue: Zoom/Live Stream on JBF Facebook Page

Moderator and Speakers: Ali Hlongwane, Siya Mviko & Phethane Madzivhandila

Speaker: Ali Hlongwane

Ali Khangela Hlongwane holds a PhD and MA from Wits University. He is currently a researcher in the History Workshop of the University of the Witwatersrand. Hlongwane is the author of two biographies of PAC figures, namely The Lion of Azania: a biography and We Are Going Home Armed or Unarmed: A Biography of John Nyati Pokela (1921 – 1985) both by Skotaville Publishing, (2021).  His earlier co-authored publication is Public History and Culture in South Africa: Memorialisation and Liberation Heritage Sites in Johannesburg and the Township Space (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Hlongwane was also co-editor of Soweto 76 Reflections on the liberation struggles commemorating the 30th Anniversary of June 16, 1976, 2006.


Speaker: Siya Mviko

Siyabonga Mviko is a writer for the Karibu and forms part of the Forum of Activist Journalism. Siya focuses efforts to produce working class media, practicing journalism and writing at grassroots level with over 4 years’ experience working under Karibu at Khanya College. His articles investigate the condition of the working class and poor in South Africa and have appeared in publications such as Karibu!, Imbila Yesu, and My Class, all social justice forms of media. Siya also does freelance subbing; proofreading and editing and is currently working on stories produced by local writers in Vosloorus.


Speaker: Phethane Madzivhandila


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