Tlali, Miriam

Tlali, Miriam

Tlali, Miriam (tläˈlē), 1933–, South African novelist, b. Johannesburg. One of the first to write about Soweto, Tlali is known for her semiautobiographical novel Muriel at Metropolitan (1975; later published under its original title, Between Two Worlds) and a novel, Amandla (1980), and stories, Footprints in the Quag (1989), about Soweto. She writes a column, “Soweto Speaking,” for Staffrider, a radical arts journal, and edits a literary magazine for women, Straight Ahead International.
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