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English Academy of Southern Africa 2020 International Conference “‘Africa Hurrah’: Into Africa, Out of Africa, English in the World Interrogated”

Due to the global health crisis, we have decided to postpone the EASA conference.  A new date is still under discussion and we will let you know as soon as it has been finalised.

We thank those who have submitted abstracts for the conference. If you would like to convert your conference paper in to an article we would be happy to consider it for our journal (English Academy Review).  

1 October 2019


Call for Papers: English Academy of Southern Africa 2020 International Conference “‘Africa Hurrah’: Into Africa, Out of Africa, English in the World Interrogated”

Conference Dates: 15 – 18 September 2020

City: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 March 2020

The conference invites established and emerging researchers, teachers, librarians, archivists, publishers and policy makers to engage in deliberations on the following themes and issues:

• Recent Trends in Southern African Literature

• African Diasporic Literatures

• Englishes Across Continents

• Indian Ocean Cross Currents

• Indian Diasporic Writing

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10 September 2019


AWARDS PRESENTED IN 2019

Gold Medal

Rajendra Chetty

4 May 2019, Northwards Parktown Johannesburg.

Chris Mann

14 March 2019, The National English Literary Museum Grahamstown .

Sol Plaatjie Award for Translation

Leon De Kock and Karin Schimke

For their translation from Afrikaans into English, of Flame in the Snow: The love letters of Andre Brink and Ingrid Jonker.

13th March 2019, English Department, Stellenbosch.

Olive Schreiner Prize for Drama (2015-2017 publication or performance)

Neil Coppen

For Tin Bucket Drum

22 May 2019, Ike’s Books and Collectables, 48a, Florida Road Durban.

Olive Schreiner Award for Prose (2015-2017)

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen

For The Printmaker

Elleke Boehmer

For The Shouting in the dark.

7 September 2019, Wits University Johannesburg.

Thomas Pringle Award for ad hoc Reviews 2019

Tymon Smith

7 September 2019, Wits University Johannesburg.

Percy Fitzpatrick Prize for Youth Literature (2016 and 2017)

Joanne MacGregor – Fault Lines

7 September 2019, Wits University Johannesburg.

Gwen Knowles Bursary

Bruce Bushula

Student at the Institute for the Study of Englishes in Africa at Rhodes University.

14 March 2019, The National English Literary Museum Grahamstown.

20 August 2018


Africa Live at The Little Theatre – 6 September 2018 The English Academy of Southern Africa in collaboration with Unisa’s Institute for African Renaissance Studies (IARS) invites you to join us at the English Academy Percy Baneshik Lecture

Project Manager: Professor Rosemary Gray (EASA)

Programme Director: Professor Rajendra Chetty (UWC & EASA)

Public Lecture: Professor Achille Mbembe (acclaimed Cameroonian philosopher – WITS)

Welcome: Professor Esther Kibuka-Sebitosi (Hod, IARS)

Introduction: Professor Rajendra Chetty (EASA President)

Dramatic interlude: Dr Owen Seda

Lecture: RETHINKING BABYLON: THE LANGUAGE DILEMMA AND THE SEARCH FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA

5 June 2018


Conference For English Home Language Teachers Prof Chris Thurman, Keynote Address

9 April 2018


Africa Live at The Little Theatre – 3 May 2018 The English Academy of Southern Africa in collaboration with Unisa’s Institute for African Renaissance Studies invites you to join us in celebrating Africa Month and the English Academy Percy Baneshik Lecture

Project Manager: Professor Rosemary Gray (EASA)

Programme Director: Professor Esther Kibuka- Sebitosi (IARS)

Public Lecture: Professor Achille Mbembe (acclaimed Cameroonian philosopher – WITS)

Welcome & introduction: Professor Rajendra Chetty (EASA President)

Dramatic interlude: Dr Owen Seda

Lecture: WHY DO WE BELIEVE DIFFERENCE IS A PROBLEM?

13 March 2018


The English Academy Review Language Education and Literacy Issues: Principles underlying Policies, Politics and Practices

This will be the topic for EAR 36 (1), due out in May 2019. Submissions from last year’s Academy Conference will be included for consideration, and do not need to be re-submitted. Non-conference submissions will also be most welcome.

The guest-editor will be Rajendra Chetty. He is currently Research Chair in the Literacy and Poverty Unit at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Later this year he will be moving to the University of the Western Cape.

Articles to be considered for this themed issue should reach the Academy Office by 03 September 2018.

Academy Office address: EnglishAcademy@societies.wits.ac.za

Michael Williams

Editor-in-Chief

The English Academy Review