After being arrested in 1976, Mandla Langa went into exile and lived in Botswana, Mozambique and Angola, as well as Hungary, Zambia and the United Kingdom, where he was the ANC’s Cultural Representative. A writer and journalist, he was the first South African to be awarded the Arts Council of Great Britain bursary for creative writing and has been a columnist for the Sunday Independent and the New Nation. He is also the author of several acclaimed novels, including Texture of Shadows and The Lost Colours of the Chameleon, which won the 2009 Commonwealth Prize for Best Book in the African Region.
 Beyond the stormy sea of struggle (Old School Hall)
 African literature – unfinished business (Elephant & Barrel)
 My words, my way (Travellers’ Lodge)