Black Archives and Intellectual Histories


Our speakers:

Grace A Musila is an associate professor in the English Department, Stellenbosch University.  She is the author A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour: Kenya, Britain and the Julie Ward Murder (James Currey/Boydell &Brewer, 2015); which explores Kenyan and British interpretations of the 1988 murder of British tourist Julie Ann Ward in Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya.  She also co-edited Rethinking Eastern African Intellectual Landscapes (Africa World Press, 2012) with James Ogude and Dina Ligaga. She writes on Eastern and Southern African literatures and popular culture.

Danai Mupotsa is senior lecturer and HOD of the department of African Literature at Wits, where she completed her PhD. She holds a BA in Africana Studies and Women's Studies from Luther College, a BSoc.Sci (Hons) in Gender and Transformation and an M.Soc.Sci in Gender Studies from the University of Cape Town. She writes on a range of issues related to race, sex, gender, desire and difference. She is working on a few major projects that include a collection of poetry titled Feeling and Ugly, (Our 31 May) and a book titled White Weddings.

Wed, 16 May 2018 -
13:00 to 15:30

Huma Seminar Room
Fourth Floor Neville Alexander Building

Contact Information: 

Christopher E W Ouma, PhD (Witwatersrand)
Senior Lecturer
Department of English Language & Literature
University of Cape Town
Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies
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