Dudu obtained her first degree in Environmental Science & Health from NUST, Zimbabwe in 2004. She has worked in rural development in Zimbabwe and with Sonke Gender Justice Network in Johannesburg South Africa on Migrants' Health & Rights issues prior to joining ACMS.
She recently submitted a PhD thesis focusing on Zimbabwean migrants’ use of art to navigate precarious lives, speak about and memorialise past state perpetrated violence in Zimbabwe (the country of origin) and xenophobia in South Africa.
Dudu is interested in how people make meaning of precarity such as migrants’ making their lives under constant threat of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg. She is also exploring art based research methods; using music, poetry and drama, as data and to present research to wider audiences with an aim to pursue creative or art based research as a strategy for accessing indigenous ways of knowing, and developing indigenous research methodologies.
Today is World Poetry Day, and in South Africa, where I live and work it is Human Rights Day, a national public holiday commemorating the 1960 Sharpeville massacre. Is there way poetry and human rights can come together? And is there a way that poetry can be used as part of research on rights-based issues?Read more