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Bhekizizwe Peterson

Bhekizizwe Peterson

Bhekizizwe Peterson is Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on various editorial, statutory and artistic committees, juries and boards across the continent. He has held invited Fellowships at Yale University and Birmingham University (U.K). He has published extensively on African Literature, Performance and Cultural Studies as well as Black Intellectual Traditions in South Africa. His books include Fragments in the Sun, Monarchs, Missionaries and African Intellectuals: African Theatre and the Unmaking of Colonial Marginality, Zulu Love Letter: A Screenplay and Sol Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa: Past and Present (co-edited with Janet Remmington and Brian Willan). He is the writer and / or producer of internationally acclaimed films including Fools, Zulu Love Letter and Zwelidumile (all directed by Ramadan Suleman) and Born into Struggle, The Battle for Johannesburg and Miners Shot Down (all directed by Rehad Desai).
    'Native life' 100 after Sol Plaatje published it
    'Native life' 100 after Sol Plaatje published it
    Sol T Plaatje’s ground-breaking work Native Life in South Africa was published 100 years ago in 1916. Janet Remmington, Brian...
    The struggle and the arts’ flowering
    The struggle and the arts’ flowering
    HISTORYIt is a truism that major social upheavals and changes are often preceded by a flourishing of the arts. This is also true about South...
    What filmmakers can learn from Steve
    What filmmakers can learn from Steve
    The perennial struggle of any artist is deciding between the choices that continuously present themselves. We do not simply reflect the societies...