FOUNDATIONAL AFRICAN WRITERS, Peter Abrahams, Noni Jabavu, Sibusiso Nyembezi and Es'kia Mphahlele

: Peterson (B.), Mkhize (K.) & Xaba (M.) eds.

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450pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2022


Foreword by Simon Gikandi.

"This is an important and visionary project, assured of its own ethical and political worth, and the work of years of collaboration across generations, regions and intellectual traditions; it maps that which it also creates through the groundbreaking world-making of the research network." Carli Coetzee, Editor, Journal of African Cultural Studies

"This well-crafted collection recovers the seminal position of four of the most important twenty-first-century African writers who have been absent from the canon and recalibrates the distinctive development of African literature." Mpalive Msiska, Associate Professor and Programme Director, Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London

Contributors include Crain Soudien, Jill Bradbury, Hugo Canham, Victoria Collis-Buthelezi, Innocentia Mhlambi, James Ogude, Tina Steiner and Andrea Thorpe.

South African script writer and film producer Bhekizizwe (Bheki) Peterson (1961-2021) was Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Khwezi Mkhize is Senior Lecturer in the Department of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, and an affiliate of the Narrative Enquiry for Social Transformation programme.

Makhosazana Xaba is a research associate at the Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research (WiSER). She is the author of two poetry collections and a volume of short stories.