My Silver Stripes and Other Poems, by Maletšema Ruth Emsley




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Author Biography

Naomi Nkealah, University of the Witwatersrand

Naomi Nkealah is a senior lecturer of English in the Division of Languages, Literacies and Literatures in the School of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She teaches courses in Shakespearean drama, modern South African drama and African feminist literature. Her research specializes in African feminisms and critical pedagogies for English education. She is co-editor of the book Gendered Violence and Human Rights in Black World Literature and Film (Routledge, 2021), co-edited with distinguished professor, Obioma Nnaemeka.


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How to Cite

Nkealah, Naomi. 2024. “My Silver Stripes and Other Poems, by Maletšema Ruth Emsley”. Journal of Literary Studies 40 (1):6 pages.



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