Dr Nwabisa Bangeni

Lecturer. 2nd Year Co-ordinator.
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African literatures; ESL identities and pedagogies; language in literature; narrative theory;  world literatures.


  • Response to “Against Epistemic Totalitarianism- The Insurrectional Politics of Bessie Head”. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 32(4): 506-507, 2014.
  • DREYER, C., BANGENI, N.J. & NEL, C. 2005. A framework for supporting students studying via a mixed mode delivery. In: Holmberg, B., Shelley, M. & White, C. (Eds.). Distance education and language: Evolution and change. Clevedon, Somerset: Multilingual Matter.
  • “Providing support for ESL distance learners in a distance learning environment: A case study”, 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Hawaii, 13–16 January 2005.
  • “Negotiating multiculturism: An African university in the community”, SAARDHE Conference, themed ‘The African University in the 21st Century’, UKZN, Durban, 27–29 June 2005.
  • “Exploring the identities of 1st year students: The first essay and the first journal entry”, Inter-Institutional Colloquium on Identity, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 30-31 March 2006, held at Stellenbosch University and University of Cape Town.
  • “Emergent writerly selves in first year literature students”, Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Stellenbosch,  22–23 May 2007.
  • “The student journey: Understanding 2nd year students’ emergent academic identities from a critical professionalism perspective”, Heltasa Conference, Grahamstown, 28–30 Nov 2008.
  •  “Social spaces in the classroom: A narrative of critical professional practice”, Hopeful Pedagogies Colloquium, Stellenbosch University, 19 November 2010.
  • “On Mourning: Narrative, Identity and a construction of the self”, ASnA Annual Conference: The Futures of Culture, 3–6 September 2011, Stellenbosch University.
  •  “Teaching Doreen Baingana in Stellenbosch: Moments of Cultural Translation”, IJAS Conference, 27 November–2 December 2011, Gottenheim, Germany.
  • “Metaphors of Trauma in Alistair Morgan’s Sleeper’s Wake“. South African Literatures: Land, Sea, City, UCT Symposium, 27 Sept 2013.
  • “The role of collaborative communities in continuing professional development”. HELTASA 2013 Conference, 26–29 November 2013, UNISA, Pretoria.



  • Diana Njweipi Kongor: English as a lingua franca at an HIV day clinic – exploring doctor-patient discourses (completed 2012; co-supervision with Prof Christine Anthonissen, Linguistics Department)
  • Phillip Aghoghovwia: Ecocriticism and the Oil Encounter: Readings from the Niger Delta (completed 2013, co-supervision with Prof Louise Green)
  • Yunusy N’gumbiThe Politics of the Family in Contemporary East and West African Women’s Writing (completed 2014; co-supervision with Prof Shaun Viljoen and Dr Lynda Spencer)
  • Faith Mkwesha: Zimbabwe women writers: From 1950 to the Present: Re-creating Gender Images (completed 2015; co-supervision with Prof Meg Samuelson of UCT)
  • Eric Maritim: Focalisation Schemas, Transnational Formations and Social Remittance in the Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (completed 2020)