Who are we?

The Tydskrif vir letterkunde Association ownsTydskrif vir letterkunde and publishes it with the support of the University of Pretoria.

Tydskrif vir letterkunde is an independent refereed journal, accredited by the South African Department of Education, and is indexed on inter alia the ISI, Sabinet and the MLA indexes.

The editor invites the submission of original, previously unpublished research and overview articles on theoretical, applied or comparative aspects of African literatures and cultural practices.

Membership fees
Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Association (TLA)

Membership of the Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Association includes two issues of Tydskrif vir letterkunde.


Two issues per volume (Postage included; VAT excluded)

Category: Subscribers Two issues Per issue
Local subscribers R280 R170
Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho & Swaziland R300 R180
Foreign subscribers $65 $35
Local institutional subscribers R300 R180
Foreign institutional subscribers $75 $45

Editorial Committee


Hein Willemse University of Pretoria (South Africa)


Willie Burger, University of Pretoria (South Africa)
Margreet de Lange, University of Utrecht (The Netherlands)

Muhammed Haron, University of Botswana, Gaborone (Botswana)
Antoinette Tidjani Alou, University of Abdou Moumouni (Niger)

Kasongo M. Kapanga, University of Richmond, Richmond (USA)

Alex Wanjala, University of Nairobi, Nairobi (Kenya)

Andries Visagie, University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Jacomien van Niekerk, University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Jessica Murray, Unisa, Pretoria (South Africa)

Chiji Akoma, Villanova University, Philadelphia (USA)

Isidore Diala, Imo State University, Owerri (Nigeria)



Tercia Klopper, University of Pretoria (South Africa)


Tienie du Plessis (Hond CC), Pretoria (South Africa)

Advisory Board

Frank Martinus Arion (Antilles)
P. H. Roodt, (South Africa)


Consulting Editors

Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvinia (USA)
Amadou Bissiri, University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Ampie Coetzee, University of the Western Cape (South Africa)
Joan Hambidge, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
Antjie Krog, University of the Western Cape (South Africa)
Mokgale Makgopa, University of Venda (South Africa)
Henning Pieterse, University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Cornelius Thomas, University of Rhodes (South Africa)
Annemarie van Niekerk (The Netherlands)
Helize van Vuuren, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa)
Steward van Wyk, University of the Western Cape (South Africa)
Louise Viljoen, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)



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Contact information

Editor-in-chief: Hein Willemse
Administrator: Tercia Klopper

GW 15-16, Humanities Building
University of Pretoria
Pretoria 0002

Tel: +27-12-420 4075 Fax: +27-12-420 2349
Email: tvl@postino.up.ac.za
Website: www.letterkunde.up.ac.za