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A renegade called Simphiwe

Being rebel in South Africa

By Pumla Dineo Gqola

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Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Published In: South Africa, 01 October 2013
Catapulted into national prominence with the release of her multiple-award-winning debut album, Zandisile, in 2005, Simphiwe Dana has since carved a place for herself as one of the most significant artists of her generation using a unique combination of jazz, rap and traditional music. Hailed by the media as 'South Africa's Jazz Diva No#1' and 'the best thing to happen to Afro-Soul music since Miriam Makeba', Dana is listened to and loved both locally and abroad. A Renegade Called Simphiwe, penned by highly respected writer, cultural rogue and academic, Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola, is part biography, part analysis; unconventional like its subject, and unravels the 'Simphiwe phenomenon' and the world that makes her possible.

About the Author

Pumla Dineo Gqola is an associate professor of African literary and gender studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is the author of "What Is Slavery to Me?" and the editor of "Regarding Winnie: Feminism, Race and Nation in Global Representations of Winnie Madikizela Mandela." She has written nonfiction and opinion pieces for "City Press," "Pambazuka," "Mail & Guardian," and the "Weekender" as well as the British publications "BBC Focus on Africa," "Drum," and "SABLE." Her short stories have appeared in literary journals and books published in South Africa, the United States, and the UK.

EAN: 9781920601089
ISBN: 1920601082
Publisher: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 centimetres (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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