MA, cum laude (Wits), PhD (UCT)
African literature; world literatures; transnational Black feminism; Black diasporic literatures; Black Consciousness and Black Power poetry
Transnationalism in the 20th Century; life writing; African and diasporic poetry; world literatures; Black expressive cultures: spoken word poetry, jazz, hip-hop, reggae; cultural studies; African and diasporic intellectual traditions; the Black literary archive
PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS IN ACCREDITED JOURNALS
‘The Matriarchive as Life Knowledge in Es’kia Mphahlele’s African Humanism’. a/b Auto/Biography Studies. Vol. 35, No. 3, pp 729-747, 2020
‘Polyglot Internationalism and the Matriarchive: The Case of Keorapetse Kgositsile’. Interventions, Vol. 22.3, pp 346-363, 2020
‘Of Worlds Black and Red: South Africa’s poet laureates and their world-making networks’. Research in African Literature. Vol. 49, No 3, pp 116-135, 2019
‘Home is where the Music is: an interview with Keorapetse Kgositsile’. Journal of the African Literature Association. Vol. 11.2, pp 246-253, 2017
‘Black Music and Pan-African Solidarity in Keorapetse Kgositsile’s Poetry’. Safundi. Vol. 18, pp 1-20, 2017
‘Time is Always NOW: animism in Keorapetse Kgositsile’s temporal order’. Scrutiny2. Vol. 22.2, pp 33-48, 2017
‘Setswana Roots en Route in Keorapetse Kgositsile’s Poetry’. English Studies in Africa. Vol. 60, pp 60-78, 2017
‘Decolonizing World Literature Through Orality’. Handbook of Anglophone World Literature. Helgesson, S; Neumann, B; Rippl, G (Eds.). Germany: De Gruyter, 2020.
‘My Name is Afrika: Keorapetse Kgositsile in the ‘Black World’’. Moving Spaces: The Creole and Cosmopolitan in Africa, the Atlantic and Indian Ocean. Rosa, F; Berthet, M; Viljoen, S (Eds.). Netherlands: Brill, 2019.
‘A Song of Constant Beginnings’ – Mail & Guardian
‘Exiles from the Future’ – Arts24
‘Keorapetse Kgositsile was a Feminist’ – Africa is a Country
‘Festac, the ANC and the Arts’ – Mail & Guardian
‘How Women’s Untold Histories Shaped South Africa’s National Poet’
‘HOME IS WHERE THE MUSIC IS’ (SONIC DOCUMENTARY):
RESEARCH SEMINARS, PAPER PRESENTATIONS AND TALKS
Advisory Board member: Imbiza Journal for African Writing (Chairperson)
Co-Editor (with Louise Bethlehem, Stefan Helgesson, Lindelwa Dalamba, Gul Han): Safundi Special Issue on “Cultural Solidarities: Apartheid and itineraries of expressive culture”, Vol. 1 (2018); Vol. 2 (2019).
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