DAY 1: 27 September 2018

9.00 - 10.00

Institutional welcome: Noluxolo Nhlapo

Keynote: Dr Nthabiseng Motsemme: "Reimagining the African’s women’s archive"

Fine Art Department

























10.15 - 11.45

Jiva Babes: Popular Music and Culture

Chair: Zodwa Skeyi-Tutani

Fine Art Seminar Room

Kerry Burns: Resisting, Reworking and Reclamation of Coloured Masculine Identity: Youngsta CPT, the Hip Hop Icon of the ‘Mother City’
Lerato Nkadimeng: Imagining Affective Futures in Kelela’s Work
Thulisile Msezane: Lebo Mathosa: Genre as a Compass for Gender Performance
Siphokazi Tau: An inquiry on the generational philosophy of Brenda Fassie: a comparison between Brenda Fassie and Busiswa Gqulu





















10.15 - 11.45

Feminisms is...

Chair: Grace Musila

English Seminar Room

Koaile Monaheng: Fractures within fractures: In what way is mainstream/western feminism as theoretical & normative framework limited? How have African-American and African feminists sought to overcome these limitations?
Rowland Chukwuemeka Amaefula and Evelyn Nwachukwu Urama: African Feminisms: Paradigms, Problems and Prospects
























12.00 - 13.30

Shhh: Voicing and Vocality

Chair: Nkule Mabaso

Fine Art Seminar Room

Lungelwa Phakathi: Agentic silence: Rediscovering Margaret in Bessie Head’s Maru

Tarryn Frankish: Silence and its dis/contents: (Inter)generational talk and mothering after Apartheid

Nwabisa Bangeni: Speaking through the silences in Rachel Weeping: The reconfiguration of the everyday


12.00 - 13.30

Violent Violences

Chair: Tina Steiner

English Seminar Room

Kharnita Mohamed: Creating Disability in Time: Epistemic Fallacies’ Temporal Stakes

Cullen Goldblatt: Reading African Gender and Thinking about Rape

Puleng Segalo & Theresa Ennin: Struggles of the ‘grass-roots people’: In conversation with Amma Darko’s Faceless











14.30 - 16.00

Invisible Economies: Migration and Labour

Chair: Cullen Goldblatt

Fine Art Seminar Room

Sam Naidu and Andrea Thorpe: Vulnerability and Complicity: The Figure of the Black Migrant Woman in Miriam Tlali’s Devil at a Dead
End and Chimamanda Adichie’s On Monday of Last Week

Ntokozo Yingwana: “We Fit in the Society by Force”: Sex Work and Feminism in Africa
Tinika Nuen: Self-identification as resistant strategy against the stigmatisation of African diasporic women - an analysis of Chika
Unigwe’s On Black Sister Street

Polo Moji: Oceanic Bellies and Liquid Feminism in Fatou Diome’s Belly of the Atlantic (France / Senegal 2004)






















14.30 - 16.00

A Man who is Not a Man

Chair: Fouad Asfour

English Seminar Room

Marjorie Namara Rugunda: An Exploration of Manhood, Sexuality and Culture in Thando Mqolozana’s A man who is not a man and
John Trengove’s Inxeba

Joy Ifeanyichukwu Joseph: Exploitation of the White/Black Woman in Mariama Ba’s Un Chant Ecarlate
Tahzeeb Akram and Jodi Bloem: The Inherited Toxic Masculinities and Forced Creation of Toxic Bodies in the Conservative Nigerian Landscape




16.15 - 18.00

Fine Art Department


Book Launches

Danai Mupotsa (2018) feeling and ugly. Johannesburg, impepho press
Gabeba Baderoon (2018) The History of Intimacy: Poems. Cape Town, Kwela
Kharnita Mohamed (2018) Called to Song. Cape Town, Kwela












Voice/Over: A Shelley Barry Film Retrospective

When the moon waxes red. Visual Art exhibition by Sharlene Khan

The Mute Always Speak: A Performative Response by students from the Department of Fine Art and Drama (co-curated by Sharlene Khan and Zodwa Skeyi-Tutani, Curatorial Assistance: Ropafadzo Mandiveyi)

Carol Nelson/Eric de Kock, Buhle Siwendu, Philiswa Lila, Imaan Latif, Manoko Thlako, Micayla Sam, Viwe, Madinda, Chrizelda Garnett-Bennett, Phemelo Hellemann, Uvile Ximba, Eva Notoane, Katlego Gabashane, and Nompumelelo Kubheka