M. Neelika Jayawardane

Topic description: 
  • Literature, art, social and political issues.
  • Immigration and immigrant communities (esp. in the U.S. and Africa); literature and theories of immigrant literature

Brief bio: Senior editor and contributor to the online magazine, Africa is a Country. She is an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (CISA), University of Witwatersrand  (South Africa). Her academic publications focus on the nexus between South African literature, photography, and the transnational/transhistorical implications of colonialism and apartheid on the body.