Wednesday, 2 March 2016


A new book paying tribute to South African writer, Flaxman Qoopane, is out. The work contains many essays and articles on Mr Qoopane.

The contributions:
Ishmael Soqaga: Qoopane at 60
O Bolaji: Silhouttes of Flaxman
Matshidiso Taleng : the Daily Sun man
Teboho Masakala : what Qoopane means to me
Tribute to the man of letters: Petro Nhlapo
Tribute poem : Nthabiseng JahRose Jafta
Free State Ambassador of words; Goodenough Mashego
Qoopane an instigator of many  : Tiisetso M Thiba
Pedals of ink : Charmaine Mrwebi
Tribute by Skietreker
Lifetime of pen, paper and camera : Makhele

A selection of Qoopane's world class essays on literature also included in this book. Such articles written by him here are:

Hector Kunene : a great African writer?
Mathene Mahankes major work
Sesotho novel dedicated to teachers


  1. This is a perfect moment to celebrate the great work of Ntate Qoopane. writers came together to write a wonderful pieces and combine it in a form of a book to highlight the journey of Mr Flaxman Qoopane in the Literature industry. Pula Nala.

  2. This is some splendid news, I can't wait to have the book in my hands already. Big ups to all those who contributed in honouring the great Old Man and his suberb work over the years... The Daily Sun Man sure deserves to be celebrated. Word is bond.

  3. This is a book that one should surely have in one's library. Mr Qoopane has dedicated his life to reading and writing, and his flamboyant personality would always add gloss to such a work