Grada Kilomba is a Portuguese writer, with origins in the West African Islands São Tomé e Príncipe and in Angola. Her literary work draws on gender, race, trauma and memory, and has been published in international anthologies and print publications. She is the author of the celebrated book ‘Plantation Memories’ and co-editor of ‘Mythen, Masken and Subjekte’, an anthology on Critical Whiteness. Recently she received a „Most Inspiring Black Women in Europe“ award. Kilomba has been lecturing Post-colonial studies, Psychoanalysis and Performance, at several international universities and last was a Guest Professor for Gender Studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin. Kilomba has been working on several theatre projects as well as writing and directing various staged readings. She lives in Berlin and is the mother of two.
As of September 2014