Set the world on fire: Transnational women in the public imagination

Set the world on fire: Transnational women in the public imagination

The idea of transnationalism is as old as the African continent. However, the narrative about women being part of the transnational experience often remain in the margins. Publications such as the Women Writing Africa series show the nature of women’s narratives and the extent to which women have not only traversed borders, but they have also written about their experiences of traversing borders.

This stream offers the possibility of historical texts as well as contemporary texts which can be explored to offer new perspectives about the ways in which African women have written about their experiences of traversing cultures, borders and boundaries often placed on African women. This stream can be an opportunity for interdisciplinary research which looks at gender, history, literary studies to mention a few.

Organiser: Athambile Masola (athambile.masola@up.ac.za)