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M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane is an Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York-Oswego, and an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (CISA), University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa). She is a founding member of the online magazine, Africa is a Country, where she was senior editor and contributor from 2010-2016. Among numerous published texts, Jayawardane recently contributed the main essay for the South Africa pavilion's 57th Venice Biennale catalogue, and essays for The Walther Collection’s publication (2017) and numerous other artists' catalogues. Her writing is featured in Transitions, Aperture, Contemporary&, Art South Africa, Contemporary Practices: Visual Art from the Middle East, Even, and Research in African Literatures. 
‘From No Fixed Place’, a space appears
‘From No Fixed Place’, a space appears
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The very American myth of 'exceptional immigrants'
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Venice Biennale: African pavilions and the politics of space
Venice Biennale: African pavilions and the politics of space
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