Nokuthula Mazibuko

The English Department and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences are proud to announce that this year’s World Literature Residency is being held by South African writer Nokuthula Mazibuko. The World Literature Residency brings writers from across the globe to GW to lecture, read from their works, and visit undergraduate classes. Writers typically remain in residence for about a month, and are co-sponsored by their country’s embassy.

Born in 1973 in Soweto, Nokuthula Mazibuko has written well received short stories and youth novellas. She is the writer and director of two documentary films and several television shows. Her interests combine South African history, feminism, and African literature.

More information and some of her work can be found on her website, Thulacreative, where she offers:

Nokuthula writes to figure out the world, entertain and share ideas. She particularly enjoys writing for young people, as it puts her in touch with a world of endless hope and possibilities.

Ms. Mazibuko will be giving several public lectures here at GW as well as in the greater DC area. Please see our literary calendar for a complete listing. We are very proud to host Nokuthula Mazibuko’s residency, and invite you to meet her and to become acquainted with her work.

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