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University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar, 2012-13

  • About

    Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witswatersrand in South Africa. She received her Ph.D. in IsiZulu Literature from Wits in 2008. Her research interests include popular culture, African-language literature and Black-themed African films. Brenda will spend six months researching and writing articles on two operas, Mzilikazi Khumalo’s Princess Magogo kaDinizulu and Vundla, Ndodana-Breen and Willensky’s Winnie the Opera. She will also be finalizing an article on the use of izithakazelo (honorific names) and the internet in post-apartheid South Africa. Finally, she will write a review paper on black opera in South Africa. She is working with Naomi Andre, Residential College and Women's Studies.