Nkosinathi Sithole

AboutNkosinathi Sithole

NKOSINATHI SITHOLE is Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape, and was seconded to the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research for a period of two years starting in 2020. He studied for the BA and BA (Honours) at the University of the Witwatersrand (where he studied African literature, History and IsiZulu) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he attained his MA and PhD degrees in English Studies. His areas of interest include South African and African Literature, Religion and Spirituality, and Translation, especially as a practitioner. He is also interested in creative writing and his first novel, Hunger Eats a Man (Penguin SA, 2015) won the Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize and jointly won the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize for South African Literature in English. As an academic and writer he is interested in the interface between African-languages writing/isiZulu writing and (South) African Literature in English by Black South African writers. Hunger eats a man was initially self-published with an IsiZulu version called Indlala Idl’ Indoda (2012). His monograph, Isaiah Shembe’s Hymns and the Sacred Dance in Ibandla. He was part of the translation project headed by Antjie Krog from the CMDR called Translating Classics where he translated BW Vilakazi’s novel, Noma Nini as No Matter When (published by Oxford University Press, 2018) and translated a number of isiZulu poems published in Stitching the Whirlwind, (OUP, 2018) a collection of translated poems from African languages edited by Antjie Krog.