06-10 September 2017

Open Book Festival

05-09 September2018

Barbara Boswell

barbara boswell

Barbara Boswell teaches English Literary Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she specialises in Black and African women’s literature. She has published a number of articles on Black women’s writing and is currently writing a history of Black South African women’s literature during and after apartheid. She has a PhD in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, and and has taught Gender Studies and African women’s literature at the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in the USA, as well as the Universities of Cape Town (UCT) and the Western Cape (UWC). She believes in writing as a feminist and spiritual practice and is interested in the ways art can heal trauma.