Tendai Mangena

Tendai Mangena has a PhD in African literature from Leiden University. She is a British Academy Global Professor in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds. She is also a Research Fellow in the Department of English at the University of the Free State. Before that, she was an Associate Professor of African literature in the Department of English and Media Studies at Great Zimbabwe University.  In 2020, she was a Fulbright Research Scholar in the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside, USA. She did her Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Postcolonial Literary and Cultural studies at Bremen University, Germany from 2016 to 2018, and a Humboldt Visiting Fellow in the same department from July-August 2019. Her research interests are at the intersections of literary and cultural studies with a focus on questions of gender, politics, power, and justice.

Recent publications:

Mangena, T., 2023. Theorising Multiple Place Names in Southern Africa. In Place Naming, Identities and Geography: Critical Perspectives in a Globalizing and Standardizing World (pp. 259-275). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Nyambi, O., & Mangena, T. (2023). Reading the Fear of (Not) Returning to Zimbabwe: The Politics of (In)Security in the Novel Harare North. Nordic Journal of African Studies32(1), 8-27.

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