Professor of English and Africana Studies, Barnard College
Yvette Christiansë is a South African-born poet, novelist, and scholar. She is the author of two books of poetry: Imprendehora (2009) and Castaway (1999). Her novel Unconfessed (2006) was a finalist for the Hemingway/PEN Prize for first fiction and received a 2007 ForeWord Magazine BEA Award. Her poetry has been published in the U.S., South Africa, Australia, Canada, France and Italy. She teaches poetry and prose of former English colonies (with an emphasis on South Africa, the Caribbean and Australia), narratives of African Diaspora, 20th Century African American Literatures, poetics and creative writing.