Rolfes Robert Reginald Dhlomo

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Rolfes Robert Reginald Dhlomo (1906–1971) was a South African novelist. His novella An African Tragedy, published in 1928, was the first fiction work written by a black South African to appear in book form. Together with his brother Herbert, he worked as a journalist and editor for the journals Bantu World and Ilanga laseNatali. His later novels, he wrote in the Zulu language.

His Selected Short Stories was originally published in 1975 by the Institute for the Study of English in Africa. A revised edition was published in South Africa by the Institute for the Study of English in Africa, Rhodes University, in 1996 ISBN 0-86810-307-1.


  • Chapman, Michael. 2003. Southern African Literatures, University of Natal Press. ISBN 1-86914-028-1