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Naledi Nomalanga Mkhize

Historian and Professor at the Nelson Mandela University

Naledi Nomalanga MkhizeNaledi Nomalanga Mkhize is an emerging historian and community development practitioner. She is a history professor at Nelson Mandela University, but currently holds the Sam Moyo Postdoctoral Fellowship at Rhodes University. Her current research interest is in Eastern Cape historiography and she takes a particular interest in the historiography of 19th century Xhosa writers.

Her academic career spans more than a decade. Whilst pursuing this, she has also participated in education activism and other civil society initiatives in the Eastern Cape. She is a strong advocate for early mother-tongue reading and has collaborated in developing books and materials in African languages for children.

She has an MA in History from Rhodes University and a PhD in Sociology from The University of Cape Town.

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