Before his untimely passing, Gugu Siziba was establishing a reputation as a prolific up-and-coming social researcher. Having finished his PhD in 2013, he was in the process of converting the thesis into a book, with the provisional title Language and the body as sites of (un)making the 'Other': Zimbabwean migrants' passage in Johannesburg, South Africa. On this page we provide links to the thesis that gave rise to this project and his other publications. A few posthumous articles will be added in time.
Siziba, Gugulethu. "Redefining the production and reproduction of culture in Zimbabwe's urban space: the case of urban grooves", CODESRIA Bulletin, Nos 3&4 (2009), pp.19-28.
Siziba, Gugulethu. Language and the politics of identity in South Africa: The case of Zimbabwean (Shona and Ndebele speaking) migrants in Johannesburg. PhD Dissertation, Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University, 2013.
Siziba, Gugulethu. "Language and identity negotiations: an analysis of the experiences of Zimbabwean migrants in Johannesburg, South Africa." Journal of African Cultural Studies 26.2 (2014): 173-188.
Siziba, Gugulethu. "The Politics of Urban Space and the ‘Paradox of Identity’: The Case of Urban Grooves Artists in Zimbabwe", in Nicodemus Fru Awasom and Almon Shumba The Youth and Identity Question in Africa, CODESRIA (2014).
Siziba, Gugulethu, and Gibson Ncube. "Mugabe’s fall from grace: satire and fictional narratives as silent forms of resistance in/on Zimbabwe." Social Dynamics 41.3 (2015): 516-539.
Ncube, Gibson, and Gugulethu Siziba. "(Re) membering the nation’s “forgotten” past: Portrayals of Gukurahundi in Zimbabwean literature." The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (2015): 0021989415615646.
Siziba, Gugulethu. "‘Cross-identification’: identity games and the performance of South Africanness by Ndebele-speaking migrants in Johannesburg." African Identities 13.4 (2015): 262-278.
Siziba, Gugulethu. "The Body as a Site for (Un) Making the ‘Other’: Shona Speaking Migrants' Negotiation of Identity Politics in Johannesburg." Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies 14.2 (2016): 121-142.
Siziba, Gugulethu. "In pursuit of freedom and justice: a memoir." (2016): 372-376.
Siziba, Gugulethu. "Reading Zimbabwe’s structural and political violence through the trope of the unnameable and unnamed in Brian Chikwava’s Harare North." Literator 38.1 (2017): 1-9.
Siziba, Gugulethu and Lloyd Hill "Language and the geopolitics of (dis)location: A study of Zimbabwean Shona and Ndebele speakers in Johannesburg." Language in Society 47 (2018), 115–139.