DAVID BASCKIN lives in Durban with his wife and three children. A former copywriter in Durban and London, he then lectured in research psychology at the University of Natal for twenty-three years. He now writes three weekly columns for the South African press and with Zoë Molver coproduces film documentaries for clients in the university and non-governmental organization sectors.
ANNIE GAGIANO is Professor of English Studies at the University of Stellenbosch. She is the author of Achebe, Head, Marechera: On Power and Change in Africa (Lynne Rienner, 2000) and of numerous articles on African writers. Her research interests range from postcolonial studies to twentieth-century poetry; feminist issues and folklore.
LUCY GRAHAM is currently finishing a D.Phil. on South African literature at the University of Oxford, and has recently taken up a lectureship at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She is interested in gender studies and South African literature, as well as postcolonial studies. Her publication record includes articles on gender violence in South African literature, J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace, and a book chapter on Coetzee's use of women's voices (in J.M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Intellectual Practice, ed. Jane Poyner – forthcoming). In the future she will be working on a book entitled "Writing Towards Freedom," which aims to present new approaches to contextualising anti-apartheid literature.
LIZ GUNNER has written widely on South African performance culture and on popular culture and South African literature. She is the editor and translator of The Man of Heaven and the Beautiful Ones of God: Isaiah Shembe and the Nazareth Church (University of KwaZulu–Natal Press, 2004). She has also published short fiction in national anthologies and journals. She is Acting Director of the Centre for African Literary Studes, University of KwaZulu–Natal.