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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Professor Jeff Opland

BA, BSc, MA, PhD (Cape Town)


Jeff Opland
Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Visiting Professor of African Language Literatures

Professor Jeff Opland
Email address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Office Hours:
Tuesdays 3-4pm


PhD Students supervised
  • Darryl Nel, The 'Tokoloshe' and cultural identity in post-Apartheid South Africa


Book Chapters

Opland, Jeff (2012) 'The image of the book in Xhosa oral poetry.' In: Print, text & book cultures in South Africa. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, pp. 286-305.

Opland, Jeff (2012) 'Xhosa poetry.' In: Greene, Roland, (ed.), The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics 4th ed. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, pp. 1544-1545.

Opland, Jeff (2012) 'Abantu-Batho and the Xhosa poets.' In: Limb, Peter, (ed.), The People’s Paper: A Centenary History and Anthology of Abantu-Batho. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, pp. 201-225.


Opland, Jeff and McAllister, Patrick A. (2010) 'The Xhosa imbongi as trickster.' Journal of African Cultural Studies, 22 (2). pp. 157-167.

Opland, Jeff (2007) 'The first novel in Xhosa.' Research in African Literatures, 38 (4). pp. 87-110.

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