247 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010
Pumla Gqola "examines how the South African imagination conceives of, constructs and interprets itself at a time of transition, and how slavery is evoked and remembered as part of negotiating current ways of being." from the introduction
"'What is Slavery to Me?' is a landmark book on the role of slavery in shaping contemporary South Africa. Drawing on historical scholarship as well as studies of slavery worldwide, Gqola delivers a brilliant new piece of literary and cultural analysis" Gabeba Baderoon
Pumla Dineo Gqola is Associate Professor of Literary, Media and Gender Studies at the School of Literature and Language Studies, University of the Witwatersrand.