Thando Njovane is a teacher, researcher and poet as well as a literature PhD candidate at Rhodes University. She is interested in psychoanalysis, childhood, philosophy of language, and African, Japanese fiction and higher education. She has published in the areas of trauma theory, social and political science and higher education
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.
Sreya Mallika Datta is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds. Her area of specialisation is African literature with a focus on articulations of “community as philosophy” in West African literatures. She is working on anglophone literatures from Nigeria and Ghana and is interested in how these literatures theorise community as a philosophical mode of being and thinking. Her broader areas of interest are postcolonial studies, critical theory, and culinary literatures. She has previously published two co-authored book chapters: one on Orwell’s Burmese Days, published by Peter Lang; and the other on the postcolonial politics of travel writing, published by Viswakos Parisad.
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).
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.
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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.