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10 June 2021

‘Undo fear’, says chair in African feminist imaginations

University World News

The South African Research Chairs Initiative, or SARChI, launched a chair in ‘African feminist imaginations’ at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa, on 5 June, headed by Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola from the university’s Centre for Women and Gender Studies.

The first book to come out of the chair is Gqola’s work titled Miriam Tlali, Writing Freedom on Miriam Tlali (1933-2017), novelist, playwright, author of short stories, essayist and activist against apartheid and patriarchy. In 1975, Tlali became the first black woman in South Africa to publish a novel in English, titled Muriel at Metropolitan.

“It is part of the Voices of Liberation series published by the HSRC Press and I am very excited to be part of it, as my book follows on the work of two very important African feminist scholars: Shireen Hassim’s biography of Fatima Meer and Grace A Musila’s volume on Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan ecofeminist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

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