Daniel P. Kunene


Daniel P. Kunene holds degrees from the University of South Africa and the University of Cape Town. He was emeritus professor of African Languages and Literatures, after teaching at the universities of Cape Town, London, UCLA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a poet, short story writer, scholar and translator, he contributed tremendously to African literature. Among his many books are Heroic Poetry of the Basotho, Thomas Mofolo’s Chaka (trans.), A Seed Must Seem to DiePirates Have Become Our KingsFrom the Pit of Hell to the Spring of Life and The Rock at the Corner of My Heart. He lived in Madison, Wisconsin where he was the reigning Chief of the Potluck Poets until his death on 27 May 2016.