Mark Sanders teaches African literatures, literary theory, and interdisciplinary approaches to literature, law, and philosophy at New York University. He is the author of Complicities: The Intellectual and Apartheid (Duke UP, 2002), which analyzes the problem of complicity confronted during the apartheid era by South African intellectuals, and proposes a theory of intellectual responsibility. Among his other works are Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: Live Theory (Continuum, 2006), and Ambiguities of Witnessing: Law and Literature in the Time of a Truth Commission (Stanford UP, 2007), an interdisciplinary analysis of testimony given before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a body that investigated human rights abuses committed during the apartheid era. His most recent book is Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa (Princeton UP, 2016), an account, framed by his own endeavors to learn the language, of the psychopolitics of over a century of attempts by non-native speakers to learn Zulu.
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