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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Africa Department PhD Students

Recently Awarded PhDs

  • Lizzy Attree - The Literary Response to HIV and AIDS in South Africa and Zimbabwe, 1990–2005
  • Mark Brogden - The Culture of Exploration: British Expeditions to Northern Nigeria 1822–1827
  • Zoë Norridge - Perceptions of Pain: Narratives of Hurt and Healing in Contemporary African Literature
  • Betty Sibongile Dlamini - Women and Theatre for Development in Swaziland
Anita Adam
Anita Adam

Benadiri People of Somalia, with Particular Reference to the Reer Hamar of Mogadishu

Kate Bolgar Smith
Kate Bolgar Smith

Soundtracks of the City: Listening to Film Music of the African Diaspora in Paris and London


Ying Cheng
Ying CHENG

The Dynamics of Theatre Practice in the ‘African’ Public Sphere: A Comparative Study of Nigerian and South African Drama since the 1970s

David Dobrovoda
David Dobrovoda

Czechoslovak-African Political Relations in the 20th Century


Louisa Uchum Egbunike
Louisa Uchum Egbunike

The Igbo Experience in the Igbo-Nigerian Novel

Benedetta Lanfranchi
Benedetta Lanfranchi

Dimensions of Moral Philosophy in Traditions and Contemporaneity of African Restorative Justice


Sara Marzagora
Sara Marzagora

Ethiopian political thought and philosophy of history (1896-1960s): pro-zämänawinnät intellectuals and the construction of alterity

Nomalanga Masina
Masina Nomalinga

Minimizing Friction: The role of private media in the mediation of Zimbabwe’s election politics in 2013


Joshua McNamara
Joshua McNamara

Small scale audiovisual production and its relationship with the development and aid sector in Nairobi: an approach toward Kenya's media environment, from the perspective of practice-based research.

Yoseph Mengistu
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The Christological Implications of the Pneumatology of Cyril of Alexandria in Orthodox Ethiopia (1607-1878)


Caroline Mose
Caroline Mose

Kenyan Hiphop: Interrogating Socio-Political Interventions of Popular Youth Culture in Nairobi

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Darryl Nel
Darryl Nel

The 'Tokoloshe' and cultural identity in post-Apartheid South Africa


Peter Nichols
Peter Nichols

A Morpho-semantic Analysis of the Persistive, Alterative and Inceptive Aspects in siSwati

Portia Owusu
Portia Owusu

Spectres from the Past: the Politics of Memory and Slavery in contemporary Ghanaian, Nigerian and African-American literature


Charles Pigott
Charles Pigott

Voices of the Mountains: Language and Cultural Identity in Andean Songs

Jarmo Pikkujamsa
Jarmo Pikkujamsa

The Search for Resolution in the Tensions of Senegalese Life: Francophone African writing with special reference to the novels of Ken Bugul


Katriina Ranne
Katriina Ranne

The Image of Water in the Poetry of Euphrase Kezilahabi

Aïsha Schmitt
Aisha Schmitt

Beyond Praising the Prophet: Making New Meanings in Zanzibari Qasida


Anne Schumann
Anne Schumann

Danse philosophique! The Social and Political Dynamics of Zouglou Music in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 1990-2008

Christine Singer
Christine Singer

“Born Free”? Youth and Screen Media in Post-Apartheid South Africa (1994-2012)


Danielle Faye Tran
Danielle Faye Tran

Post-TRC Traumatic Narratives: South Africa’s Literary Recovery