NPO HOUSE of Siza is celebrating the late sangoma Credo Mutwa.
The organisation will remember the legend by hosting a webinar celebrating his centenary today, Wednesday, 21 July, where it will be presenting Credo Mutwa ‘mentaries’ (documentaries) and a truversation celebrating the year of arts, culture and heritage in Afrika.
The truversation with elders, academics and thinkers such as Siza Nkosi, Advocate Sipho Mantula, Thabo Lehlongwa, Menzi Maseko and others will create a platform for pan-African stories, poems and documentaries about mkhulu Mutwa’s spiritual and cultural life.
According to the organisers, these will promote inter-generational tru-versations and conversations about the preservation of mkhulu’s life and legacy and advocate for the intellectual property rights of his work and extended family.
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Mutwa, who passed on last year, achieved a lot during his lifetime.
In 2017, mkhulu was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the South African Literary Awards.
In 2018, he received an Usiba Award presented by the Department of Arts and Culture for his great work in indigenous wisdom.
In 2021, the National Writers Association of SA honoured him with the Grand Patron of the Arts Award.
The pan-African isanusi was known as an author of books that drew upon African mythology, traditional Zulu folklore, and his personal encounters.
His last work was a graphic novel called The Tree of Life Trilogy, based on his most famous book, Indaba my Children.
The public is invited to participate in the Mutwa-Mentaries and Truversations today from 19.30pm –21.00 on Zoom via Facebook.Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vdeirqjspHdZism2n261AzCHcedGoKjkE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.