Daniel P. Kunene


Daniel P. Kunene holds degrees from the University of South Africa and the University of Cape Town. Currently emeritus professor of African Languages and Literatures, he has taught at the universities of Cape Town, London, UCLA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a poet, short story writer, scholar and translator, he has 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 lives in Madison, Wisconsin where he is the reigning Chief of the Potluck Poets.