Kuvaka Ukama - Building Bridges

A Tribute to Flora Veit-Wild

Hilmar Heister, Julius Heinicke & Viola Prüschenk


  • Kalliope
  • Berlin
  • 2012
  • English
  • Hardcover
  • 377 pages


Bridges connect two entities divided by a gap. Flora Veit-Wild has been a traveler of worlds, in the flesh and in the mind. Her insistence on the emphatic modernity of African literatures have influenced academics and artists from all walks of life, as well as shaping her own research, that includes topics such as surrealism, codeswitching, 'new orality', discourses of body, gender, sexuality, madness and violence, questions of cultural translation and the history of scholarship. This volume compiles a variety of scholarly, literary and artistic contributions from her friends and colleagues in Germany, Zimbabwe and other countries.


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Hilmar Heister teaches in the Department of Asian and African Studies at Humboldt University.

Julius Heinicke is Professor of Applied Cultural Studies, he earned his doctorate at the Humboldt University in Berlin on the theater in Zimbabwe.

Viola Prüschenk, born in 1978, studied African Studies and Comparative Musicology in Berlin. She is currently working on her doctorate on the literary processing of music in (post-) colonial novels of the francophone African and Caribbean regions.