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Elleke Boehmer (b. 1961) is an academic and writer, born in South Africa. She is a literary critic who specialises in international writing in English, teaching world literature at Oxford University. She is also a novelist with a reputation as a commentator on experiences of social alienation and split belonging.
Boehmer is Professor of World Writing in English in the English Faculty at the University of Oxford, and Professorial Governing Body Fellow at Wolfson College. She is the Founding and General Series Editor of the Oxford Studies in Postcolonial Literatures, a series which offers accessible introductions to postcolonial writing.
She is known for her edition of Robert Baden-Powell's book Scouting for Boys. Among her other academic works are Empire, the National and the Postcolonial, Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors and Nelson Mandela (OUP, Very Short Introductions).
Her first novel Screens Against the Sky was shortlisted for the David Higham Prize in 1991. Her third novel, "Bloodlines", was shortlisted for the Sanlam Literary Award in 2001. Her latest novel, "Nile Baby", was published in 2008, followed by a 2010 collection of short stories Sharmilla, and Other Portraits.
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Total Books: 16
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