Tlali, Miriam tlä´lē [key], 1933–, South African novelist, b. Johannesburg. One of the first to write about Soweto, Tlali is known for her semiautobiographical novel Muriel at Metropolitan (1975; later published under its original title, Between Two Worlds) and a novel, Amandla (1980), and stories, Footprints in the Quag (1989), about Soweto. She writes a column,
Soweto Speaking,for Staffrider, a radical arts journal, and edits a literary magazine for women, Straight Ahead International.
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