Pumla Gqola book A Rebel Called Simphiwe now in stores

A renegade called Simphiwe now out.
A renegade called Simphiwe now out.

Just after being appointed the chair of the new Etisalat Prize for African writing Wits University professor Pumla Gqola’s latest book A renegade called Simphiwe is now in South African stores. The book is set to be launched in Johannesburg on the fourth of July.

The book is a look at South African singer and activist Simphiwe Dana who is one of that country’s leading figures in their cultural circles. The book is a series of essays and has been described this way on the Amazon website profile;

“A Renegade called Simphiwe is award-winning feminist writer and scholar Pumla Dineo Gqola’s exploration of the public lives of the artist Simphiwe Dana, a rebel with several causes. In eight essays, Gqola shows why Simphiwe Dana is arguably the most significant cultural figure working in contemporary South Africa today…”

This means my Kenyan friends that you too can buy that book online and know a bit more about the contemporary South African icon. To buy the book please go here.

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