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Prof. Mbongeni Malaba
Mbongeni Malaba lectured at the University of Zimbabwe for eighteen and a half years and at the University of Namibia for five and a half years before joining UKZN, in 2009. He obtained an Honours degree in English literature from the University of Rhodesia, and was awarded a D.Phil. from the University of York, England. He served as the Acting Director of the Centre for African Literary Studies, July – December 2010.
Academic interests
His current research and teaching interests are Namibian poetry written in English, Charles Mungoshi’s poetry, short stories and novel; Shakan literature; Alan Paton’s and Thomas Mofolo’s works, and Zimbabwean literature.
Recent publications include:
  • 2013. “‘A Series of Seemings’: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Religious Environment Explored in Stanlake Samkange’s The Mourned One and Charles Mungoshi’s ‘Sacrifice’”, Current Writing, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 177 – 185.
  • 2013. “Exile and return in Kavevangua Kahengua’s Dreams”, in G. Collier, M. Delrez, A. Fuchs and B. Ledent, eds., Engaging with Literature of Commitment, Vol. 1, Africa and the World, Amsterdam & New York, Rodopi, pp. 141 – 151.
  • 2010. “A Survey of the Themes and Techniques in Keamogetsi Joseph Molapong’s Poetry”, Research in African Literatures, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 62 – 74.
  • 2010. “The Role of English in the Zimbabwean Education System”, M.Z. Malaba, ed., Policy and Practice in English language Education in Namibia, Windhoek, Macmillan, pp. 62 – 74.

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