What is the nature of being human within the Islamic tradition? What does it mean to be a gendered human being? These are two questions that Associate Professor Sa’diyya Shaikh aims to answer in her book 'Sufi Narratives of Intimacy'. She will receive the 2015 UCT Book Award for this work. The formal award will be made during the June 2015 graduation ceremony and carries a R30 000 prize for research.
An intergenerational, Africa-wide group of researchers have been examining the mobility and exchange of African texts across the continent, in a new way. The “African Textualities: Mobilities, Translations, Frames” workshop, which was held at the University of Cape Town from 25 - 29 May.
Thandiwe Msebenzi is one of the three artists who have been awarded a coveted 2014/2015 Tierney Fellowship. Msebenzi, who obtained her Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from the University of Cape Town in 2014, is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Visual Arts), at the UCT School of Education.
In 1923, Spain declared 23 April The Day of the Book as a way to honour one of its most famous writers, Miguel de Cervantes, who died on that day in 1616. The Day of the Book occurs on the same day as the feast of Sant Jordi, an event that is celebrated widely in Spain.