WRITING NAMIBIA, coming of age

: Krishnamurthy (S.), Mlambo (N.) & Vale (H.) eds.

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369pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Balser Afrika Bibliographien 2022, Basel, 2022


Essays on Namibian literature written in English and other Namibian languages including German, Afrikaans and Oshiwambo.

Contributions include:

"Mindscapes: The story of Namibia in art and stone" by Andre du Pisani

 "Queering the Archive: African praxis in performative writing" by Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja

"Herero-Nama Genocide as Historical Fiction: A new historical analysis of Mama Namibia, The Scattering, and The Lie of the Land" by Festus Abiatar and Sarala Krishnamurthy

"Authoring the 'Unspeakables', Moralising the Public Sphere: A literary examination of social commitment and the artistic vision in Sifiso Nyathi's Oeuvre" by Iithula Leena and Nelson Mlambo

"Catharsis in Namibian Women's Autobiography" by Magdalena Cloete and Sarala Krishnamurthy

Dr Sarala Krishnamurthy is Professor of English in the Faculty of Human Sciences at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. She is currently working on a compilation of Namibian English as part of the International Corpus of English, based at the University of Hong Kong.

Dr Nelson Mlambo lectures in the Department of Language and Literature Studies at the University of Namibia.

Helen Vale taught literature in the English Departments of the University of Namibia from 1991-2007. She currently works as a freelance editor.