Kirk B. Sides is Lecturer in World Literatures in English at the University of Bristol, UK, specializing in 20th and 21st Century African literatures, especially southern Africa; postcolonial literatures and theory; histories of empire; environmental writing and eco-criticism; Afro-futurism and African science fiction. He has published essays on such topics as Wanuri Kahiu’s Pumzi, Thomas Mofolo’s Chaka, and the intersections between conversations on race in the United States and South Africa. Prior to joining the University of Bristol, he was a fellow/associate in the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. More information here.