Rhodes University: Renowned poet and founder of Wordfest, Professor Chris Mann, passes away

Professor Chris Mann, who was based at Rhodes University’s Institute for the Study of the Englishes in Africa (ISEA) and founded Wordfest, died peacefully at his home in Makhanda last week, following a cancer diagnosis in 2020.

Prof Mann’s funeral service will take place (by invitation-only, due to COVID-19 restrictions) on Friday 19 March at 11h00 at the Cathedral of St Michael and St George. For those who wish to attend virtually, it will be livestreamed on the Cathedral’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/grahamstown.cathedral.

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