Unifier Tshimangadzo Dyer
Unifier Dyer’s research interest is in Indigenous Knowledge Systems in contemporary literature and creative works on and by women. They completed their MA in African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa focused on Apartheid literature and silence as a weapon of self-affirmation. Their thesis was titled “The Paradoxes of Silenced Trauma in Mongane Wally Serote’s To Every Birth Its Blood.” Before joining the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Uni was research associate at the Centre for Advancement of Scholarship at University of Pretoria, South Africa, where they worked on the concept of Ubuntu and published on this moral philosophy. Uni is co-editor with James Ogude of the critical anthology Ubuntu and the Everyday (2019). They have been Principal Instructor for The African Storyteller (online course) for the last two years, taught Introduction to African Literature, and Popular Media in Africa: Onisha Market Literature and Little Magazines.