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University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Scottsville, 3209
Pietermaritzburg
South Africa

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  • The Centre had the pleasure of hosting the students from Central Michigan University, accompanied by Prof Maureen Eke, Department of English

  • The Centre had the pleasure of hosting the students from Central Michigan University, accompanied by Prof Maureen Eke, Department of English

  • The Centre had the pleasure of hosting the students from Central Michigan University, accompanied by Prof Maureen Eke, Department of English

  • The Centre had the pleasure of hosting the students from Central Michigan University, accompanied by Prof Maureen Eke, Department of English

29 May 2017
The Centre had the pleasure of hosting the students from Central Michigan University, accompanied by Prof Maureen Eke, Department of English

Dr Uhuru Portia Phalafala
Dr Uhuru Portia Phalafala visits CALS 29-31 May 2017
Dr Uhuru Portia Phalafala visits CALS

Uhuru Portia Phalafala holds a PhD in African and black diaspora literatures, from the University of Cape Town. She is currently a lecturer at Stellenbosch University, where she teaches world literatures, African and black diaspora literatures, and poetry. Her research interests include the methodologies and formulations of the black archive, black intellectual cultures, black periodical cultures, black feminisms, and pan-Africanism in the twentieth century. She is currently working on a book project that maps Setswana genealogies in Keorapetse Kgositsile’s work, and how that language and its literature travel across the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and finds convergences with Afro-American and third world literatures published in black and global south periodicals. Her work centralises the question of South African indigenous languages and their translation in Cold War era periodical cultures.
uphalafala@sun.ac.za

Farewell tea for Colleen Vietzen
Dr Tyrone August
Dr Tyrone August visits CALS 26-28 October 2016
Dr Tyrone August visits CALS

Dr Tyrone August visits the Centre for African Literary Studies, 26-28 October 2016. He is working on a biography of Dennis Brutus up to the year 1966 when Brutus went into exile. Brutus was a poet, activist, educationalist and journalist. The Bernth Lindfors and James Currey archival collections at CALS contain valuable original correspondence and interview transcriptions from Brutus’s life and work.

Dr August completed a PhD thesis on the poetry of Brutus at the University of the Western Cape and is now a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of English at Stellenbosch University.

  • Visit by Prof Bernth Lindfors and his wife

    In the picture: Prof Bernth Lindfors and his wife with Wiseman Masango

  • Visit by Prof Bernth Lindfors and his wife

    In the picture: Prof Bernth Lindfors and his wife with Colleen Vietzen

22 June 2016

24 May 2016

Visit by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the UKZN, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld
From left: Mr. Wiseman Masango, Prof. Mbongeni Malaba, Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld, Ms. Colleen Vietzen and Prof. Mandy Goedhals


19th Time of the Writer’s Participants Tour to CALS


12 October 2015

Visitors from the 18th Time of The Writer

16 March 2015

18th Time of the Writer’s Participants Tour to CALS

13 - 18 October 2014

Participants in the 18th Poetry Africa

08 April 2014

English seminar presentation by James Currey

02 April 2014

Prof. Lindfors donates a photograph of Chinua Achebe to CALS

March 2014

Visit by the French International Delegation

17 March 2014

Visit by the 17th Time of the Writer


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