Intersecting Diasporas Group Postdoctoral Fellow: Andrea Thorpe

Project Title: Diasporic Subjectivities in South African Writing

Andrea Thorpe’s postdoctoral research builds on her doctoral dissertation which explored postwar South African writing about London. She is currently expanding and reworking this project into a monograph. She is also taking her research in a new direction by looking at the ways in which apartheid South Africa is figured in the texts and networks of black British writers during the second half of the twentieth century. While contributing to South African literary studies and literary historiography, her research reaches beyond its primary national context towards a timely recognition of South African literature’s intersections with other diasporic and transnational literatures.

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