Modikwe Dikobe

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Modikwe Dikobe (pseudonym of Marks Rammitloa, born 1913, Seabe, north-central Transvaal) was a novelist, poet, trade unionist and squatter leader in Johannesburg, South Africa in the 1940s. He worked as a hawker, clerk, domestic servant and night watchman.[1]


  • The Marabi Dance [novel] (1973)
  • The Dispossessed [poetry](1983)


  1. ^ South Africa’s mineral and industrial revolution

Further reading[edit]

  • Bonner, P. "The Politics of Black Squatter Movements on the Rand, 1944–1952", Radical History Review, 1990.
  • "The bard of township culture", Mark Gevisser, Mail & Guardian, 1995.