Barbara Boswell

Dr Barbara Boswell is a creative writer, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English Literary Studies at the University of Cape Town. Her areas of teaching and research expertise include African women’s writing, Black Diasporic feminist writing, queer theory and postcolonial studies. Barbara is the author of Grace: A Novel (2017), winner of the University of Johannesburg’s Debut Creative Writing Prize. She also authored the monograph And Wrote My Story Anyway: Black South African Women’s Novels as Feminism (2020) and is the editor of Lauretta Ngcobo: Writing as the Practice of Freedom (2022). She is a member of the board of Agenda feminist journal and a board member of Imbiza Journal. Her latest novel, The Comrade’s Wife, was published in 2024.