The month long residency of South African writer Nokuthula Mazibuko has come to an end. The Embassy of South Africa hosted a valedictory reception Tuesday evening at the residence of the ambassador, Her Excellence Barbara Masekela. Nokuthula returns to South Africa today. We wish her the best, especially as she looks forward to the birth of her child.
The English Department wishes to thank Dean Diana Lipscomb for funding the residency and encouraging an ambitious framing of the event; our friends at the South African embassy for suggesting Nokuthula Mazibuko as our writer in residence and for working so diligently to ensure it would happen (especially Mr. Freddie Jordaan, Mrs. Cecile Heppes, and Mr. D. Moyo); and all the students and faculty who contributed to the residency’s success. The World Literature Residency simply would not have happened without the energy, enthusiasm, and sheer willpower of Professor David McAleavey, director of GW’s Creative Writing Program. Our gratitude to you, David.