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Thabisani Ndlovu

South Africa
Literary and Identity Studies
Walter Sisulu University
Visiting scholar:
  • 2019 First Semester
  • 2020 Second Semester

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Partly prompted by and responding to the effects of Covid-19, our project takes a long-shot view of text, contagion, and ideas of the rights-bearing human over time. We focalise contagion not only for...
For this project I am reading the burgeoning publication of essays that tackle black middle-classness and related aspects such as masculinities, femininities and race – indeed, intersections of these....
Comparative perspectives from the global south can tell us much about the meteoric rise of the new middle class in Africa. They suggest that we should be wary of purely quantitative/objective characterisations,...

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Journal Article

Manase, Irikidzayi and Thabisani Ndlovu. 2022. Pandemic Literatures and Being Human in Times of Mass Infection and Catastrophe: Some African Perspectives. Journal of Literary Studies, 38(1).

Journal Article

Ndlovu, Thabisani and Increment Andile Dlulani. 2020. Playing with anxiety: black middle-class masculinities in the humorous works of Fred Khumalo and Ndumiso Ngcobo. African Identities, 1–15.

Journal Article

Ndlovu, Thabisani. 2020. Shuttling between the suburbs and the township: the new black middle class(es) negotiating class and post-apartheid blackness in South Africa. Africa, 90(3), 568–586.

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