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Join Mark Sanders, Hlonipha Mokoena and Dilip Menon for the launch of Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa

Invitation to the launch of Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa

 
Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South AfricaWits 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!

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