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A Renegade called Simphiwe

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Catapulted into national prominence with the release of her multiple-award-winning debut album, Zandisile, in 2005, Simphiwe Dana has since carved a place for herself as one of the most significant artists of her generation using a unique combination of jazz, rap and traditional music.

Hailed by the media as ‘South Africa’s Jazz Diva No#1’ and ‘the best thing to happen to Afro-Soul music since Miriam Makeba’, Dana is listened to and loved both locally and abroad.

A Renegade Called Simphiwe, penned by highly respected writer, cultural rogue and academic, Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola, is part biography, part analysis; unconventional like its subject, and unravels the ‘Simphiwe phenomenon’ and the world that makes her possible.

About the Author

Pumla Dineo Gqola is the author of What is Slavery to Me? Postcolonial/Slave memory in Post-apartheid South Africa (published by Wits Press in 2010) and editor of Regarding Winnie: Feminism, race and nation in global representations of Winnie Madikizela Mandela (forthcoming with Cassava Republic Press). She has written non-fiction and opinion pieces for Pambazuka, Mail & Guardian, The Weekender and City Press as well as the British publications BBC Focus on Africa, SABLE and Drum (UK) and short stories in literary journals and books published in South Africa, USA and UK. Pumla holds MA degrees from the universities of Cape Town and Warwick, UK and a PhD from the Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany. She is associate professor of African literary and gender studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Author: Pumla Dineo Gqola
ISBN: 9781920601089
d-PDF ISBN: 9781920601096
ePUB ISBN: 9781920601102
Mobi file ISBN: 9781920601119
Size (mm): 235x155mm
Pages: 180pp
Format: Trade Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World Rights
Language: English
Publication Date: June 2013