Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Prof iR Dr phil Flora Veit-Wild

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Prof iR Dr phil Flora Veit-Wild
flora.veit-wild (at)

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften → Afrikanische Literaturen und Kulturen
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

09/1994 - 09/2012 Professor for African Literature and Culture


Major Research Interests:

Anglophone and Francophone African Literature with main focus on Southern and Central Africa; Writing the City; Body Discourse; Surrealism; Codeswitching and New Strategies of Linguistic and Literary Expression; the Shona Novel.


Editorial and Reviewing Activities:

General editor of book series Versions and Subversions in African Literature (3 vols. 2005-2007; Amsterdam: Rodopi)

Editor (with Susanne Gehrmann and Tobias Wendl) of book series: LuKA – Literaturen und Kunst Afrikas (Trier: WVT)

Manuscript reviewer for Research in African Literatures, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, James Currey Publishers


Professional Memberships:

African Literature Association (ALA)

Zimbabwe Women Writers (Honorary Life Member)

Association pour les Etudes de la Littérature Africaine (APELA): since 2010 Vice-President

Deutsch-Simbabwische Gesellschaft (Vice-President)

Zimbabwe Netzwerk

General Representative for Dambudzo Marechera Trust