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Public Lecture with Pumla D. Gqola
Start: 14/11/2023, 13:00
End: 14/11/2023, 14:00
Contact:Ceasar - 021884032
Location: SU Museum

Join us for an Enlightening Public Lecture with Pumla D. Gqola

Are you interested in engaging in thought-provoking discussions on the complex issues of colonial wounds and the practice of repair? If so, you're invited to an exclusive public lecture presented by AVReQ in collaboration with the NIHSS, The SU Museum, and the Division for Research Development. We are delighted to bring you the first event in our public lecture series, titled "(Not) Picking on Colonial Wounds: Imagining Repair," featuring the distinguished scholar, Pumla D. Gqola.


About Pumla D. Gqola

Pumla D. Gqola is a highly respected academic and author, currently serving as a Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies and holding the DSI-NRF SARChI Chair in African Feminist Imagination at Nelson Mandela University. Her extensive work spans groundbreaking studies on slave memory in South Africa, the intersections of gender, patriarchy, and racial capitalism, and rape culture. Prof. Gqola's literary contributions have earned her the prestigious 2016 Alan Paton Award for her work "Rape: A South African Nightmare." She is also renowned for her insightful writings on topics such as Black Consciousness, African and postcolonial feminisms, African and Caribbean writers, South African visual and musical artists, and post-apartheid public culture. Most recently, she was honoured with an honorary doctorate (Doctor of Literature, honoris causa) from Stellenbosch University, recognizing her remarkable contributions and their significance to society.

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, 14 November 2023
  • Time: 13:00 PM - 14:00 PM (SAST)
  • Location: Stellenbosch University Museum, 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch


This event will be in-person only, so don't miss this unique opportunity to engage with one of the leading voices in the field of African feminist imagination and social justice.

Limited Seating Due to the limited seating capacity, registration is essential. To secure your spot for this enlightening public lecture, please click HERE. Be sure to register early to guarantee your place in the audience.

Additional Information If you're interested in the full colloquium series, we invite you to register stay informed about all the upcoming events and discussions on the colonial wound and the practice of repair.

We look forward to your participation in this thought-provoking event. Join us as we explore the important concepts of repair and healing in the context of colonial legacies. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the expertise of Prof. Pumla D. Gqola.

For any inquiries or additional information, please contact Ceasar (

We can't wait to see you at the Stellenbosch University Museum on the 14th of November for this inspiring public lecture. Let's engage in meaningful conversations and collectively work towards a better future.