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Associate Professor in the Department of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand

Grace A Musila is an associate professor in the Department of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Her teaching and research centers on Eastern and Southern African literatures and popular cultures; and she has published in these areas. She is the editor of Wangari Maathai’s Registers of Freedom ( HSRC Press, 2020), author of A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour: Kenya, Britain and the Julie Ward Murder (Boydell & Brewer, 2015); and co-editor of Rethinking Eastern African Intellectual Landscapes (Africa World Press, 2012; with James Ogude and Dina Ligaga).


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in the English Department, Stellenbosch University