Pumla Dineo Gqola

One of South Africa’s most influential public intellectuals, Pumla Dineo Gqola is a feminist author and Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She holds MA degrees from the Universities of Cape Town (SA) and Warwick (UK) and holds a PhD in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Munich (Germany). Her books are the critically acclaimed What is slavery to me? Postcolonial/Slave memory in post-apartheid South Africa (2010), A renegade called Simphiwe (2013), and the 2016 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award winner, Rape: A South African Nightmare (2015).

Her most recent book is Reflecting Rogue: Inside the mind of a feminist (2017), a collection of experimental autobiographical essays.


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