Thando Njovane is a Flanagan Scholar and a literature PhD candidate at Rhodes University. She is interested in psychoanalysis, childhood, philosophy of language, and African and Japanese fiction. Amongst her publications is a chapter, “Violence Beneath the Veil of Politeness: Reflections on Race and Power in the Academy,” in the edited volume Being at Home: Race, Institutional Culture and Transformation in South African Higher Education Institutions (UKZN Press, 2015).
Janet Remmington is a scholarly publisher, writer, and researcher. An intellectual history of black South African travel and writing (c.1850–2010) is the subject of her doctoral research at the University of York, UK. She has published in a range of journals and books, and is co-editor of a forthcoming interdisciplinary volume on Sol Plaatje’s inimitable Native Life in South Africa (1916).
Dima Chami a PhD researcher at the University of Leeds where she is currently co-supervised by Sam Durrant and Anthony Carrigan. Chami works on Human rights law and West African literature with a focus on migrant cosmopolitanism and biopolitics.
Ryan Topper is a PhD candidate in the School of English at the University of Leeds, where he studies postcolonial literature and critical theory. He is currently writing a thesis on the relations between trauma and spirit possession in psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and African literature.
Ruth Daly is a PhD candidate at the School of Fine Art, History of Art, and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. Ruth is currently writing a PhD on the relations between experimental women’s writing in Southern Africa, feminist psychoanalytic theory, and ethical reading practices.