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Dr Thando Njovane


PhD (Rhodes)

email address: t.njovane@ru.ac.za


Teaching and Research Interests

Trauma, Memory, Childhood, Psychoanalysis, The Fantastic, Early Modern, Romantic and Postcolonial Literatures, and  Higher Education.



Njovane, Thando. “’The Seduction of Ash’: Mia Couto’s ‘The Day Mabata-bata Exploded’ and ‘The Bird-Dreaming Baobab’”. English in Africa. 41:2 (2014). 

Njovane, Thando. [Review Article]: “Recent Research on Trauma, Memory and Narrative in the Postcolony” English in Africa. 41:1 (2014). 199-207.

Njovane, Thandokazi. “Trauma and Fragmented Memory in Uwem Akpan’s ‘Fattening for Gabon’”. English Studies in Africa. 55:2 (2012). 102-112.

Chapters in Books

Hlengwa, Amanda, Sioux McKenna and Thando Njovane. “The lenses we use to research student experiences”. Pathways to the Public Good: Access, Experiences and Outcomes of South African Undergraduate Education. Ed.  Paul Ashwin and Jennifer M. Case. Cape Town: African Minds, 2018.

Njovane, Thando. “Violence Beneath the Veil of Politeness: Reflections on Race and Power in the Academy”. Being at Home: Race, Institutional Culture and Transformation at South African Higher Education Institutions. Ed. Pedro Tabensky and Sally Matthews. Durban: UKZN Press, 2015.

Essays, Reviews, and Other Writing

Essay." A Seminal Catalyst of African Speculative Fiction - Thando Njovane Shares Three Thoughts of Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death" in the Johannesburg Review of Books. November 2018. https://johannesburgreviewofbooks.com/2018/11/05/a-seminal-catalyst-of-african-speculative-fiction-thando-njovane-shares-three-thoughts-on-nnedi-okorafors-who-fears-death/

Review Essay. "'Through the crooked jogs of history': A Review of Peter Kimani’s Dance of the Jakaranda". Africa in Words. July 2018https://africainwords.com/2018/07/24/through-the-crooked-jogs-of-history-a-review-of-peter-kimanis-dance-of-the-jakaranda/

Poem. “Pathos” in Prufrock Issue 3 Volume 1, September 2016.

Review Essay, “Review: Ivan Vladislavi?’s 101 Detectives” in Africa in Words, March 2016. http://africainwords.com/2016/03/03/review-ivan-vladislavics-101-detectives/

Feature Article, “South Africa, Post-Trauma” in Africa is a Country, November 2015.http://africasacountry.com/2015/11/south-africa-post-trauma/.

Essay, “On Achille Mbembe’s ‘The State of South African Political Life’ in SLiPnet, September 2015. http://slipnet.co.za/view/blog/on-achille-mbembes-the-state-of-south-african-political-life/.

Review Essay, “Writer in Residence: Margie Orford at the University of York” in Finding Africa, June 2015. https://findingafricaseminar.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/writer-in-residence-margie-orford-at-york/

Conference Paper Excerpt, “Inexplicable Present: Post-Apartheid Subjectivity in Vladislavi?’s City” in Litnet Academic, August 2014. http://litnet.co.za/Article/inexplicable-present-post-apartheid-subjectivity-in-vladislavics-city

Review, “A National Treasure: Imraan Coovadia’s Institute for Taxi Poetry” in Litnet Academic, October 2012. litnet.co.za/Article/a-national-treasure-inmraan-coovadias-the-institute-for-taxi-poetry

Review Essay, “In the Style of Milton’s ‘Great Fiend’” in Wordstock, July 2009.


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