Elleke Boehmer

Elleke Boehmer FRSL FRHistS FEA is Professor of World Literature in the English Faculty, University of Oxford, and Director of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College. Recent work includes Postcolonial Poetics (2018) and Indian Arrivals 1880-1915: Networks of British Empire (2015), which won the ESSE biennial prize 2015-16. Her biography of Nelson Mandela 2008 has been widely translated, as has Colonial and Postcolonial Literature (1995, 2005). Elleke’s Boehmer’s fiction includes To the Volcano (2019) and The Shouting in the Dark (2015), co-winner of the EASA Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose, 2018. She is an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford.