School of Arts

Nogwaja Zulu

Nogwaja Zulu

Position

Professor

Discipline

isiZulu

Email

zulun@ukzn.ac.za

Contact Number

031-260-1182

Campus

Howard College Campus

Office Address

Memorial Tower Building, Room G096

Student

Supervision

  • Completed masters studies supervised: 22
  • Completed doctoral studies supervised: 3
  • Masters studies internally examined: 7
  • Doctoral studies internally examined: 10
  • Masters studies externally examined: 17
  • Doctoral studies externally examined: 13
Selected

Publications

  • 1987. Moduwane (poetry anthology). Van Schaik: Pretoria.
  • 1988. Majwe (poetry anthology). Educum: Johannesburg.
  • 1992. Fiswana la morena (short story anthology, co-authored with N.S. Litabe). Cape Town: Maskew Miller Longman.
  • 1997. Nonyana ya tshepo (novel). Cape Town: Kagiso Publishers. The novel was launched at the Macufe Art Festivals in Bloemfontein in 1997. It was well received. The novel also won the first prize of the 1996/97 FNB/Kagiso Publishers.
  • 2002. O titimetse. (Novel). Cape Town: Nasou Via Afrika.
  • 2009. Narrating transformative possibilities: the collective voice in the Madonna of Excelsior. Chapter in: David Bell & J.U. Jacobs (eds.). Ways of writing: critical essays on Zakes Mda. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.
  • 2009. Ha ba arabe. Chapter in the short story collection: Ha ba arabe. Cape Town: Maskew Miller Longman.
  • 2010. Isichazamazwi Sezinga Eliyisisekelo: isiZulu/ English. Maskew Miller-Longman.
  • 2018. Izibi zaseThekwini. Johannesburg: Bhiyoza Publishers.
  • 1995. Techniques for marking written work in large ESL/EFL classes. Proceedings of the Fourth National Conference SATESOL held at the University of the North, 5-7 August 1994. Empangeni: SATESOL, pp. 66-71.
  • 1994. Teaching ESL literature: the problems of cultural selection in South Africa. 21st Southern African Society for Education Conference Proceeding. 30 August – 01 September 1995 – University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia. Vol. 2, pp. 48-66.
  • 2005. Representation of Winnie Mandela in Njabulo S. Ndebele’s Novel: The Cry of Winnie Mandela. Writing African Women – Poetics and Politics of African Gender Research January 19 – 22, 2005 at University of Western Cape. karolina.winbo@nai.uu.se
  • 1994. Codeswitching or no codeswitching: What’s the answer: a reply to Faleni and Kgomoeswana. ELTIC Reporter Vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 43-42.
  • 1996. Teaching ESL literature: the problems of cultural selection in South Africa. Journal for Language Teaching of the South African Association for Language teaching. Volume 30, no. 1, pp. 50-58.
  • 1996. Codeswitching or no Codeswitching: What’s the answer? Journal for Language Teaching of the South African Association for Language teaching. Volume 30, no. 2, pp. 104-110.
  • 1999. African literature in the next millennium. South African Journal of African Languages. Vol. 19 no. 4, pp. 290-301.
  • 2000. Temporal aspects in Chaka. South African Journal of African Languages. Vol. 20, no. 1. pp. 29-49.
  • 2000. Racial relations and intercultural love in Itshwele lempangele. South African Journal of African Languages. Vol. 20, no. 3. pp. 277-287.
  • 2001. The vanity of beauty in Mphatlalatsane. South African Journal of African Languages. Vol. 15, Supplement 1, pp. 27-30.
  • 2001. A feminist reading of Nna Sajene Kokobela, CID. South African Journal of African Languages. Vol. 21, no. 3. pp. 323-329.
  • 2002. The narrative frequency of a nation in social conflict: Kodiyamalla. South African Journal of African Languages. Vol. 22, no. 4. pp.273-279.
  • 2003. The literary history of Sesotho in social transition: a survey of prominent themes and trends after 1990. South African Journal of African Languages. Vol. 23, no. 2. pp.77-94.
  • 2003. The literary history of space and character in the Sesotho novel. Co-authored with S. M. Moeketsi of Central University of Technology, Welkom Campus. South African Journal of African Languages. Vol. 23, no. 2. pp.95-110.
  • 12. 2004. Post-apartheid representations of youth in the Zulu novel: Kungasa ngifile. Literator. Vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 199-216.
  • 2004. Gender issues in Mafata’s novels. South African Journal of African Languages. Vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 147-159.
  • 2005. The power of persuasion in Mosali a nkhola. Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies. Vol. 15, no 2, pp. 1-19.
  • 2005. The telling voices of Nadine Gordimer. Literator. Vol.26, no 2, pp.155-157.
  • 2006. The collective voice in “The Madonna of Excelsior”: narrating transformative possibilities. Literator. Vol.27, no 1, pp.105-123.
  • 2007. Racial reconciliation and healing in R. Kaschula’s Emthonjeni. South African Journal of African Languages . Vol. 27, no 1, pp. 1-5.
  • 2009. Challenging AIDS denialism – Khabzela: Life and times of a South African. Journal of Literary Studies. Vol. 25, no 1, pp. 53-63.
  • 1999: Uncwadi: African literature in the next millennium. Inaugural address: May 1999. Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University.
  • 2003. ‘Winnie’s facts and fictions, the stuff of pure drama’. Review of Njabulo S. Ndebele’s novel, The Cry of Winnie Mandela, published by David Phillip in August 2003. In City Press 28 September 2003.
  • 2003. Hlonipha among the Nguni does not tarnish women’s image: a reply to C.D. Ntuli. In Litnet.
  • 2005. ‘The Telling Voices in Nadine Gordimer’s Telling Tale’. In Litnet.
  • 2006. ‘Incwadi echaza ngomongo wobukhosi bukaZulu’. Ilanga, January 26-29 2006.

Community Involvement

  • UMalusi Member of the Assessment Standards Committee of Council. 2018

Awards and Grants

  • 1989. British Council. Short Course in English Language and Teacher Education at University of Leeds, England, from January 1989 to March 1989.
  • 1992-93. British Council. M.A. in Applied Linguistics at University of Durham, England.
  • 1996/97 FNB/Kagiso Publisher first literary prize of the 1998. Nonyana ya tshepo (novel). Cape Town: Kagiso Publishers.
  • 1999. Winner of the African Languages Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) literature prize for the best article published for 1999. Article: African literature in the next millennium. South African Journal of African Languages. Vol. 19 no. 4, pp. 290-301.
  • 2004. NRF research grant (for 2004 and 2005) Topic: Socio-cultural issues in the literature of selected indigenous languages of South Africa.
  • 2007. NRF Institutional research (for 2007-2008) Topic: Cultural translations.
  • 2008-2009. ANFASA Grant Scheme for Authors. The grant was for the writing of the Monolingual Sesotho Dictionary.