Yolisa Kenqu


Yolisa Kenqu holds an honours degree in African literature from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her long essay, “Fraught Starts, Fragmented Twists, and Forged Endings: Representations of Black-womanhood in Zulu Love Letter and Yesterday”, was awarded the Sibusiso Mabena Memorial Prize for best honours research paper in the School of Languages and Literature in 2009. Her Masters dissertation conducted at Rhodes and entitled, “The Black and Its Double: The ‘Crisis’ of Self-representation in Protest and ‘Post’-protest Black South African Fiction”, was awarded with distinction.

She is currently a PhD student working on a thesis entitled, "From Euphoria to Disenchantment: The Black Literary Imagination and the Poetics/Politics of the Intangible in Post-Apartheid South African Fiction," supervised by Dr. Sue Marais.

Yolisa’s research interests include: African Literatures and Popular Culture, Film and Gender Studies, and Literatures of the Black Diaspora.

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