Naomi Nkealah has a PhD in African Literature from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She has published widely on various subjects, including gender, xenophobia and human rights. Her articles have appeared in South African journals such as the English Academy Review and Tydskrif vir Letterkunde ( Journal of Literature). She has also contributed chapters to various books published internationally. Besides working for the English Academy of Southern Africa, she writes short stories and poems which have appeared in various magazines, journals and anthologies.