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Mbulelo Mzamane

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Mbulelo Mzamane

Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane


Born 28-07-1948 in Port Elizabeth South Africa

Dr. Mzamane was the Director of the Centre for African Literary Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and former Vice-Chancellor of University of Fort Hare. He is described as an author and activist; former President Nelson Mandela has described him as a visionary leader and one of South Africa's greatest intellectuals.



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Previous Position(s)

Director | Centre for African Literary Studies |
Pietermaritzburg | 2007 - February 2014

Academia, Education and Training


Vice-Chancellor/Professor: English Studies & Comparative Literature | University of Fort Hare
Alice | 1993 - 1999

Associate Professor, African Studies Director, Coordinator of Cultural Diversity | University of Vermont
Burlington, VT | 1990 - 1995

Visiting Professor: Comparative Literature/African Studies | University of Georgia
Athens, Greece | 1988 - 1990

Visiting Research Fellow | Southern African Research Program | Yale University
New Haven, CT | 1986 - 1988

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor | Nigeria | Ahmadu Bello University
Zaria, Nigeria | 1982 - 1986

Postgraduate Tutor: MA in African Literature | University of Sheffield
Sheffiled, United Kingdom | 1980 - 1982

Lecturer/Dean of Student Affairs | University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland
Gaborbore, Botswana | 1975 - 1979

Teacher | Mabathoana High School
Maseru, Lesotho | 1973 - 1975

Teaching Assistant: English/African Studies | University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland
Roma, Lesotho | 1972 - 1973

Teaching Assistant: English/African Studies | University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland
Gaborone, Botswana | 1971 - 1972

Educational history

Tertiary

University of Sheffield, England

Completed 1982

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland

Completed 1971

Bachelor of Arts

University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland

Completed 1971

Concurrent Certificate in Education (with distinction)


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Stories, Poems, Essays | Umgangatho (formerly Skotaville) | 2006

Editor

Children's Book | Freilich Foundation | 2004


Polemical | Hawke Institute (University of South Australia) | 2001


Essays | Lawrence Erlbaum | 1998

Co-editor

Short Stories | Vivlia Publishers | 1996


Stories, Poems, Plays | Blair Press | 1995

Co-editor

Essays | Ahmadu Bello University Press | 1988

Co-editor

Short Stories | Longman | 1986

Editor

Poetry | Ad Donker | 1984

Editor

Novel | Ravan Press/Longman | 1982


Short Stories | Longman | 1982


Poetry | Ad Donker | 1982

Editor

Short Stories | Ravan Press | 1981


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