Ayabulela Mhlahlo

Ayabulela Mhlahlo is a PhD student from South Africa (Azania). Ayabulela graduated with a BA in Philosophy and African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a first-class Master’s graduate in the African Literature Department at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has recently submitted her second Master of Arts thesis in Political Studies for examination, at the University of Cape Town. Her first MA was on the riddling metaphysics of reality in Credo Mutwa’s myths. Her second project is on mystical elements of canonical texts in Black Studies. She is largely interested in Africana Philosophy, Decolonial Theory, Avant-garde and Experimental philosophical/critical traditions, Mysticism, Imagination Studies, Epistemic Archeologies and Southern African mythologies. She is the inaugural recipient of the #RhodesMustFall Award at the University of Cape Town for her dissertational proposal.

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