About Prof Nedine Moonsamy
Nedine Moonsamy is interested in a host of areas that include literary theory, South African literature, cultural studies, nostalgia, time, postcolonialism, autobiography, photography, film and science fiction in Africa. She is currently working on a monograph entitled Crisis and Catharsis: Rewriting the Nation in Contemporary South African Fiction while launching a concurrent research project on science fiction in Africa. Her second project examines how African authors adapt the science fiction genre to suit the continent, its sociopolitical complexities and the nuances of its varying cultural milieus. Her debut novel, The Unfamous Five (Modjaji Books, 2019) was shortlisted for the HSS Fiction Award (2021), and her poetry was shortlisted for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award (2012), and the New Contrast National Poetry Award (2021).