CONTRIBUTOR:

F. Fiona Moolla

AFFILIATION:

TITLE:

Senior Lecturer

DEPARTMENT:

English Department

INSTITUTION:

University of the Western Cape

BIOGRAPHY:

F. Fiona Moolla is an African literature specialist in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape. She is the author of Reading Nuruddin Farah: The Individual, the Novel & the Idea of Home (James Currey, 2014), and the editor of Natures of Africa: Ecocriticism and Animal Studies in Contemporary Cultural Forms (WITS UP, 2016). Some recent journal articles include: “The Polygynous Household in Lola Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives: A Haven in a Heartless World.” ARIEL - A Review of International English Literature. 48.1 (2017), “Zimbabwean Foodways, Feminisms and Transforming Nationalisms in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions and NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names.” Matatu 48 (2016) and “The Sacrifice of the Dog in Isidore Okpewho’s Call Me By My Rightful Name and the work of Wole Soyinka: Ogun, Race, Identity and Diaspora.” Glocal Colloquys. 2.1(2016). Dr Moolla ia also the author of published prize-winning short fiction, judged by Nobel laureate, J.M. Coetzee, and children’s non-fiction books on literary topics, published by Cambridge University Press. She currently heads a project on romantic love in African literature and other modes of cultural expression.