A Renegade Called Simphiwe, by Pumla Dineo Gqola
The legendary Simphiwe Dana was more than a star, she helped shape South African culture.
Hailed by the media as 'South Africa's Jazz Diva No#1' and 'the best thing to happen to Afro-Soul music since Miriam Makeba', Dana is listened to and loved both locally and abroad.
A Renegade Called Simphiwe, penned by highly respected writer, cultural rogue and academic, Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola, is part biography, part analysis; unconventional like its subject, and unravels the 'Simphiwe phenomenon' and the world that makes her possible.
About the Author
Pumla Dineo Gqola is the author ofWhat is Slavery to Me? Postcolonial/Slave memory in Post-apartheid South Africa(published by Wits Press in 2010) and editor ofRegarding Winnie: Feminism, race and nation in global representations of Winnie Madikizela Mandela(forthcoming with Cassava Republic Press). She has written non-fiction and opinion pieces for Pambazuka, Mail & Guardian,The Weekender and City Press as well as the British publicationsBBC Focus on Africa,SABLEandDrum(UK) and short stories in literary journals and books published in South Africa, USA and UK. Pumla holds MA degrees from the universities of Cape Town and Warwick, UK and a PhD from the Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany. She is associate professor of African literary and gender studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Author Pumla Dineo Gqola (2013)
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