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- African and African Diaspora Literatures
- Comparative literature
- Post-colonial Literatures and Theory
- Women and Gender Studies
- Postcolonial Theater and Drama; African Cinema
- human rights through literature, art
- film; trauma studies
Emerging Perspectives on Tess Osonye Onwueme. Africa World Press, Forthcoming
Literature Resource Guide: An Introduction to Anglophone Literature 2017-2018. Mankato, MN: United States Academic Decathlon, 2017. Web: http://www.usad.org/Home/brochure_ONLINE-(final).aspx (online).
Critical Insights: Beloved. Ipswich. Editor and contributor, collection of essays. MA: Salem Press, 2015.
Co-editor (and contributor) with Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, Teaching Human Rights and Violence in African Literature (Special Issue) Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA), Vol 9.1 summer 2014/spring 2015.
Co-editor (and contributor) with Simon K. Lewis and Abioseh M. Porter, Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA), Vol. 8.2 winter/spring 2014.
Co-editor with Maria Kruger and Mildred Mortimer,
Research in African Literatures. Special Issue
“Memory/History, Violence, and Reconciliation.” Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2012.
Co-editor with Lokangaka Losambe,
Literature, the Visual Arts and Globalization in Africa and its Diaspora. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2011
Co-editor (and contributor) with Ernest N. Emenyonu,
Emerging Perspectives on Nawal el Saadawi. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2010.
Papers of the African Literature Association (as Series Editor)
Cultural Dynamics of Globalization and African Literature. Sandra Dixon and Janice Spleth. Trenton: AWP (2015).
Eco-imagination: African and Diasporan Literatures and Sustainability. Eds. Irène Assiba d’Almeida, Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson, and Thelma Pinto. Trenton: AWP, 2014
Literature, the Visual Arts and Globalization in Africa and its Diaspora. Eds. Lokangaka Losambe and Maureen N. Eke. Trenton: AWP: 2011.
Essays and Articles
“Women and Indigenous Resistance in Tess Onwueme’s
Tell It to Women and
What Mama Said.”
Performing Identities: Celebrating Indigeneity in the Arts. Eds. G.N. Devy. Geoffrey V. Davis, and K.K. Chakravarty. London, New York, & New Delhi: Routledge, 2015: 318-343.
“In Conversation with Tess Osonye Onwueme.”
Teaching Human Rights and Violence in African Literature (Special Issue)
Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA), Vol 9.1 summer 2014/spring 2015: 127-138.
“Mandela’s Gift: Our Humanity.” Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA), Vol. 8.2 winter/spring 2014: 38-45.
“In Memoriam: Morning, March 22, 2013, Charleston, South Carolina.”
Chinua Achebe: Tributes and Reflections. Eds. Nana Ayebia Clarke and James Currey. London: Ayebia Clarke Publishing, 2014: 144-150.
with Keyan Tomaselli and Arnold Shepperson, “A Oralidade no Cinema Africano: Consideraҫões, Representaҫões e Relativismos.” África Um Continente no Cinema. Ed. Carolin Overhoff Ferreira. Sao Paulo: Editora Unifesp, 2014: 37-76. Republication
“Performing Africa in the American Midwest: Memories of Africa in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and
Song of Solomon.” Critical Insights: Midwestern Literature. Ed. Ronald Primeau. Ipswich: Salem Press, 2013:109-123.
“Journeying Down Freedom Road: the Underground Railroad and the narrative of travel / Maureen N. Eke.”
Critical Insights: American Road Literature. Ed. Ronald Primeau, Ipswich, Salem Press, 2013: 231-247.
“Gender Politics, Home and Nation in Zulu Sofola’s
King Emene: Tragedy of a Rebellion.”
Reflections & Retrospectives. African Literature Today 30, 2012: 8-31.
with Marie Kruger and Mildred Mortimer, “Memory/History, Violence, and Reconciliation.”
Research in African Literatures, Vol. 13.1 spring 2012: 65-69.
“Who Shall Silence the Drums? Another Women’s War.” “Introduction.” Osonye Tess Onwueme,
What Mama Said. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2003.