Alena Rettová is a Senior Lecturer in Swahili Literature and Culture at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She was a guest at the University of Bayreuth in July 2016 within the framework of an Erasmus agreement. During her stay in Bayreuth, she gave seven lectures on Afrophone philosophy and literatures in African languages. In them, she addressed the symbiotic relationship between philosophy and literature from several angles. Alena Rettová has researched and published widely on various literary genres in a number of African languages, mostly Shona, Ndebele and Swahili
She is particularly well-known for her philosophical approach to literatures in African languages and can thus be considered a pioneer of the field of Afrophone philosophies. She is the author of the book Afrophone philosophies: Reality and challenge (2007, Zdenek Susa) as well as several articles and book chapters.
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