Celimpilo Dladla

Biography

I am a 33 year old married mother of two children, a girl and a boy. I was born in Port Shepstone. I went to 3 primary schools, Kwaluhlaza (Grade 1 &2), Ensimbini (grade 3) and Marburg Primary (grade 3 - 7), thereafter, I went to Port Shepstone High school. I fell in love with IsiZulu at high school and decided that I wanted a career in the language. I studied Language Practice at the Durban University of Technology which was followed by an Hons Degree in Translation from the University of South Africa and a Masters in isiZulu Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. I work as a Language Specialist for isiZulu and enjoy writing books during my spare time.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Port Shepstone. The area I grew up in was usually undermined in terms of the quality of IsiZulu, not bearing in mind that almost all languages have dialects influenced by other languages spoken in those areas. I was determined to learn standard IsiZulu and write in it so that my town would also be in the map for producing an author who wrote in standardized IsiZulu in the midst of a dialect.
When did you first start writing?
When I was in primary school, I wrote short stories and poems.
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Usekujuleni Kwengqondo Yami
Price: Free! Words: 10,190. Language: Zulu. Published: August 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
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drama    dream    isizulu    romance    sizwe    south africa    themba    thembeka