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Title:Kuvaka ukama: building bridges: a tribute to Flora Veit-Wild
Editors:Heinicke, JuliusISNI
Veit-Wild, FloraISNI
City of publisher:Heidelberg
Publisher:Weiss, Kalliope Paperbacks
ISBN:3981495306; 9783981495300
Geographic terms:Africa
literary criticism
festschrifts (form)
About persons:Flora Veit-Wild (1947-)ISNI
John Michael Coetzee (1940-)ISNI
Justo Bolekia Boleka
Okot p'Bitek (1931-1982)ISNI
Maik NwosuISNI
Birago Diop (1906-1989)ISNI
Djibril Diop-Mambéty (1945-1998)ISNI
Abstract:This volume was published as a tribute to Flora Veit-Wild, Professor of African Literatures and Cultures at Humboldt University, Berlin, on the occasion of her 65th birthday in May 2012. Focusing on Zimbabwe, Veit-Wild's research includes topics such as surrealism, codeswitching, 'new orality', discourses of body, gender, sexuality, madness and violence, questions of cultural translation and the history of scholarship. This volume compiles a variety of scholarly, literary and artistic contributions from her friends and colleagues in Germany, Zimbabwe and other countries. They are arranged in four parts: 1. Biographies and life stories (contributions by Chiedza Musengezi, Marion Pape, Liselotte Glage, Maria Kublitz-Kramer, Anne Adams, Annekie Joubert, and Shumirai Nyota); 2. Poets and readers (contributions by Lesego Rampolokeng, Ricarda de Haas on new (digital) forms of spoken-word performances in southern Africa, Hilmar Heister on J.M. Coetzee's 'Summertime', Frank Schulze-Engler on Hans Paasche's 'Lukanga mukara', Erich Scheurmann's 'Papalagi' and Okot p'Bitek's 'Song of Lawino', Bettina Weiss on the 30th anniversary of p'Bitek's death, Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger on the poetry of Justo Bolekia Boleka, and Susanne Gehrmann on francophone African literatures in the German academia); 3. Literature and society (contributions by Helon Habila, Sule Egya on Maik Nwosu's 'Suns of Kush', Tobias Robert Klein on nostalgia and social change in the West African school story, Kahiudi Claver Mabana on women in Birago Diop's 'Tales of Amadou Koumba', Ulrike Auga on truth and reconciliation or masculine redemption at the Cape of Good Hope, and Jane Bryce who presents abstracts from a memoir about Tanzania); 4. Arts on stage and screen (contributions by Chirikure Chirikure, Tobias Wendl on art festivals, Eileen Julien on conversations with artists from Senegal, Dirk Naguschewski on Djibril Diop Mambéty's 'Hyenas', Julius Heinicke on theatre in Zimbabwe, Christine Matzke who interviews British Zimbabwean actor Tonderai Munyevu, and Luti/Lutz Diegner). [ASC Leiden abstract]