Donga was a multilingual South African literary magazine which ran from 1976 to 1978.[1]

Welma Odendaal announced plans for the new magazine to delegates at the Afrikaanse Skrywersgilde annual conference in 1976.[2] Established by Odendaal and Rosa Keet, Donga aimed to provide a platform for young writers outside the established literary scene, and included contributions in English, Afrikaans and Setswana.[3] Three individual issues were banned, resulting in the outright ban of the magazine in April 1978, after just eight issues.[2] Odendaal lost her job at the government-controlled South African Broadcasting Corporation.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ Welma Odendaal, ' Donga: One Angry Voice', English in Africa Vol. 7, No. 2 (Sep., 1980), pp.67-74.
  2. ^ a b Michael Gardiner, Time to Talk: Literary magazines in the Pretoria-Johannesburg region, 1956 to 1978, Donga, 1 (2002), pp.8–39
  3. ^ a b Margaret J. Daymond (2003). Women Writing Africa: The Southern Region. Feminist Press at CUNY. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-55861-407-9.