Join Mark Sanders, Hlonipha Mokoena and Dilip Menon for the launch of Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa
Wits University Press has the pleasure of inviting you to the launch of Mark Sanders’s new book, Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa.
This book, with its extraordinary mix of linguistics, literary criticism, cultural studies, psychoanalytic theory, and autobiography/memoir analysis will be discussed in conversation with the author, as well as Hlonipha Mokoena (historian and researcher – WiSER) and Dilip Menon (Director of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa [CISA] at Wits).
Ostensibly about one man’s quest to acquire a language, Learning Zulu is a clever, surprising, and enlightening journey into 150 years of South African history. Nobody has written quite this subtly about race and language in South Africa in a long while.
- Jonny Steinberg, University of Oxford
Sanders is professor of comparative literature at New York University. His books include Complicities: The Intellectual and Apartheid and Ambiguities of Witnessing: Law and Literature in the Time of a Truth Commission.
This event is hosted in association with The Wits City Institute and the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS).
Space is limited and RSVP is essential – see details below. See you there!
- Date: Thursday, 6 October 2016
- Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
- Venue: Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study
1 Tolip Street
Johannesburg | Map
- Guest Speakers: Hlonipha Mokoena and Dilip Menon
- RSVP: Corina van der Spoel, Corina.email@example.com