Muff Andersson

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Muff Andersson is an arts and culture researcher and author.

Her name is also found as Muff Anderson and Muff Andersen.


Born Maeve Anderson (?) in **

During the struggle years, she became a Major in Umkhonto weSizwe, working in Procurement and later communications officer for the Defence Ministry under Nelson Mandela.

In the 1990s she began her studies with a Post-graduate Diploma in developmental management and public policy (University of Durban Westville, 1998), followed by an MA (with distinction) in African Literature (University of the Witwatersrand, 2002) and a PhD in African Literature (University of the Witwatersrand (2005).

Her cultural career has included work for Sunday Times as journalist, The Bomb Shelter Film Company (2002 – 2004), Unisa Press (as Commissioning Editor, 2006 – 2008), Unisa History and Memory Project (Project leader, 2008 – 2015) and since 2016 the Director of RAW Content(Pty) Ltd, for whom she does research, writing and content development. Among her publications here have been 'The University of South Africa: memories, transformation and Africanisation'

She is also a member of Editorial Committee for the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation (since 2010)

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

In the late 1970s she was involved with the expatriate Medu Art Ensemble in Gabarone.

Her publications on South African arts include:

Music in the mix: the story of South African popular music Ravan Press, 1981

Intertextuality, Violence and Memory in Yizo Yizo: Youth TV Drama, Volume 16 of Imagined South Africa Series (Koninklijke Brill NV, 2010)

"Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom" in Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer and Greg Homann (editors). 2015. The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.


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