Ashraf Jamal

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(19**-) Writer and art critic, an interdisciplinarian, with interests that include philosophy, literary and maritime studies. Studied at the universities of Sussex (UK), New Brunswick (Canada), Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA) and UKZN (KwaZulu-Natal) and taught at UCT, Stellenbosch, and at the Universities of Malaya (Malaysia) and the Eastern Mediterranean (N. Cyprus). In 200* joined Rhodes University where he teaches Art History and Visual Culture at Rhodes University, doing research on the contemporary moment in South African art.

A widely published writer and art critic, he is the co-author of Art South Africa: The Future Present (David Phillip Publishers); co-editor of Indian Ocean Studies: Social, Cultural and Political Perspectives (Rutledge); and the author of Predicaments of Culture in South Africa (Unisia/Brill) and Love Themes for the Wilderness (Kwela/Random House). He received the Sanlam Prize for short fiction for his story, The Shades.

He wrote the plays Sky and Czech and Close to Home.


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