Renegade called Simphiwe (Paperback)

ISBN/EAN: 9781920601089
Sprache: Englisch
Einband: Paperback
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Pumla Dineo Gqola is Dean of Research at the University of Fort Hare. Gqola has previously been Professor of Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, Chief Research Specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Senior Lecturer at University of the Free State. She is the award-winning feminist author of Rape: A South African Nightmare (MF Books, 2015), awarded the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for Non-Fiction in 2016, and whose reach earned her the University of Cape Town President of Convocation Medal in 2018. She has also authored What is slavery to me? Postcolonial/Slave Memory in Post-apartheid South Africa, published by Wits Press in 2010, as well as the creative non-fiction titles, A Renegade called Simphiwe (Jacana Media, 2013) and Reflecting Rogue: Inside the mind of a feminist (MFBooks Joburg, 2016). She holds MA degrees from the Universities of Cape Town and Warwick (UK), and a DPhil in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Munich (LMU) in Germany. Gqola has published and taught widely on slave memory, gendered Blackness in Black Consciousness literature, African and postcolonial feminisms, and post-apartheid public culture. Pumla Dineo Gqola is die Dekanin für Forschung der University of Fort Hare. Zuvor hatte sie als Professorin für Literatur an der University of the Witwatersrand unterrichtet, war Chief Research Specialist beim Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) und Senior Lecturer an der University of the Free State. Die preisgekrönte feministische Autorin verfasste Rape: A South African Nightmare (MF Books, 2015). Ihr wurden der 2016 der Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for Non-Fiction und 2018 die University of Cape Town President of Convocation Medal verliehen. Sie ist außerdem die Autorin von What is slavery to me? Postcolonial/Slave Memory in Post-apartheid South Africa (Wits Press, 2010) sowie der creative non-fiction Titel A Renegade called Simphiwe (Jacana Media, 2013) und Reflecting Rogue: Inside the mind of a feminist (MFBooks Joburg, 2016). Sie hat MA-Diplome der University of Cape Town und der University of Warwick (England) und promovierte an der Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München in Postcolonial Studies. Gqola forscht, lehrt, unterrichtet und veröffentlicht zu den Themen Slave Memory, Gendered Blackness in der Black Consciousness Literatur, afrikanische und postkoloniale Feminismen und Post-Apartheid Public Culture. Pumla Gqola ist Gastautorin beim 2. AFRICAN BOOK FESTIVAL BERLIN 2019.
In eight essays, Pumla Dineo Gqola shows why Simphiwe Dana is arguably the most significant cultural figure working in contemporary South Africa today. Dana’s musical repertoire, self-styling choices, public debates, and growing written output display her causes. Controversy, tabloid headlines, and fluctuating public responses to Dana all reveal South African sensitivities on Blackness, femininity, language, and the imagination. Part intellectual biography and part commentary on South African contemporary culture, Gqola has captured a must-read portrait of Dana, her music and writing, her cultural activism, the vision in her work, and changing politics against the background of a changing postapartheid popular culture.