PoetryNetArchive
Tuis /
Home
Briewe /
Letters
Kennisgewings /
Notices
Skakels /
Links
Boeke /
Books
Onderhoude /
Interviews
Fiksie /
Fiction
PoŽsie /
Poetry
Taaldebat /
Language debate
Opiniestukke /
Essays
Rubrieke /
Columns
Kos & Wyn /
Food & Wine
Film /
Film
Teater /
Theatre
Musiek /
Music
Resensies /
Reviews
Nuus /
News
Spesiale projekte /
Special projects
Slypskole /
Workshops
Opvoedkunde /
Education
Artikels /
Features
Geestelike literatuur /
Religious literature
Visueel /
Visual
Reis /
Travel
Expatliteratuur /
Expat literature
Gayliteratuur /
Gay literature
Xhosa
Zulu
Nederlands /
Dutch
Hygliteratuur /
Erotic literature
Bieg /
Confess
Sport
In Memoriam
Wie is ons? /
More on LitNet
Adverteer op LitNet /
Advertise on LitNet
LitNet is ’n onafhanklike joernaal op die Internet, en word as gesamentlike onderneming deur Ligitprops 3042 BK en Media24 bedryf.

Helen Moffett
I’m currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. I received my PhD from the English Department at UCT, where I have taught on and off for an alarming number of years. I’ve held fellowships at Princeton University and Mount Holyoke College in the US. I’m about to take up a post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University, but the achievements I’m proudest of include: being the first woman invited to give the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial lecture (on cricket) at the University of the West Indies; learning how to beach a kayak without turning turtle; and winning the Slug Award for the best poem published in Carapace in 2005.
      I have also worked in publishing, and was Oxford University Press’s academic editor for four years. I continue to work as a writing dogsbody (on bad days) and jill-of-all-writing-trades (on good days). This includes all sort of wordy business, from journalism to editing, assessing manuscripts, training, mentoring, researching and consulting (posh word for meeting blocked authors for coffee). I’m lucky to have a fascinating variety of clients – from academics in Canada to an embattled Palestinian NGO, from Rape Crisis to Cosmo magazine, from the HSRC to the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.
      Editing in particular has led to work with wonderful people and projects. After I edited In Our Lifetime: the biography of Walter and Albertina Sisulu (which went on to win the Noma Award), the author, Elinor Sisulu, whisked me off to Italy (other clients wondering how to show appreciation, take note). Three of the novels I’ve had a hand in have won the Sunday Times Literary Award. Right now, I’m trying to finish my own books: one on the relation between race and rape in post-apartheid South Africa; one on cricket; and a collection of poems.
 

















  • new Mined (08/08/2006)
  • new Reply to Ariel (08/08/2006)
  • new The ovary in the arm, and other tales from the crypt (08/08/2006)
  • new The Sentinel (08/08/2006)
  • new Without child (08/08/2006)

    back    /     to the top


  • © Kopiereg in die ontwerp en inhoud van hierdie webruimte behoort aan LitNet, uitgesluit die kopiereg in bydraes wat berus by die outeurs wat sodanige bydraes verskaf. LitNet streef na die plasing van oorspronklike materiaal en na die oop en onbeperkte uitruil van idees en menings. Die menings van bydraers tot hierdie werftuiste is dus hul eie en weerspieŽl nie noodwendig die mening van die redaksie en bestuur van LitNet nie. LitNet kan ongelukkig ook nie waarborg dat hierdie diens ononderbroke of foutloos sal wees nie en gebruikers wat steun op inligting wat hier verskaf word, doen dit op hul eie risiko. Media24, M-Web, Ligitprops 3042 BK en die bestuur en redaksie van LitNet aanvaar derhalwe geen aanspreeklikheid vir enige regstreekse of onregstreekse verlies of skade wat uit sodanige bydraes of die verskaffing van hierdie diens spruit nie. LitNet is ín onafhanklike joernaal op die Internet, en word as gesamentlike onderneming deur Ligitprops 3042 BK en Media24 bedryf.