Tongues of their mothers: the language of writing

Keywords: gender, queer, sexuality, short stories, South African literature, Makhosazana Xaba

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Author Biographies

Makhosazana Xaba, Rhodes University

Makhosazana Xaba has published these hands (2005), Tongues of their Mothers (2008) and Running and other stories (2013). She is also the co-editor of Queer Africa: new and collected fiction (2013) and Proudly Malawian: Life Stories from Lesbian and Gender-nonconforming Individuals (2016). She is a doctoral candidate at Rhodes University in South Africa. Her PhD focusses on a biography of Helen Nontando (Noni) Jabavu.

Jenny Bozena Du Preez, Rhodes University
Jenny Boźena du Preez is currently a doctoral candidate in the English department at Rhodes University in South Africa. Her PhD research focuses on how ‘queer’ genders and sexualities are represented in contemporary African women’s short fiction.

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Biruk, Crystal and Makhosazana Xaba, eds. Proudly Malawian: Life Stories from Lesbian and Gender-nonconforming Individuals. Braamfontein: MaThoko’s Books, 2016.

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2017-09-04
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