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Prof. Nick Mdika Tembo

PROFESSOR
Literary Studies

Research Areas

Trauma and memory studies, holocaust and genocide studies, childhood studies, child soldier narratives, African life writing and social media technologies.,

Profile

Nick Mdika Tembo is Professor of English in the Department of Literary Studies at the University of Malawi. He is also a Research Fellow in the Department of English at University of the Free State, South Africa. His teaching and research interests are in trauma and memory studies, holocaust and genocide studies, childhood studies, child soldier narratives, African life writing, and social media technologies.

Publications

  • Journal Article
    Women, Political Violence and the Production of Fear in Malawian Social Media Texts (2024)

  • Book Chapters
    Framing Eastern African Precarious Mobilities: Two Women’s War Narratives (2024)

  • Book Chapters
    COVID-19 and Anxiety Constructions in African Poetry (2024)

  • Book Chapters
    Memoricide, Negationism and Representation: Centring Rwanda’s ‘Double Genocide’ Discourse in the Present Tense (2024)

  • Journal Article
    Politics of Memorialisation in a Rwandan Witness Memoir: Marie Béatrice Umutesi’s Surviving the Slaughter (2022)

  • Journal Article
    Confronting Apartheid’s Revenants: Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime and/as Traumedy (2022)

  • Journal Article
    Space, Time and Graphic Wit(h)nessing: Rupert Bazambanza’s Smile through the Tears (2022)

  • Journal Article
    Anxious Competition: Exploring the Poetic Imaginarium of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic in Malawi (2022)

  • Journal Article
    National Identity and Xenophobia in Kopano Matlwa’s Period Pain (2021)

  • Journal Article
    Perceiving Precarity and Extremism in Nuruddin Farah’s North of Dawn (2020)