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English Department

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 N St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

Publications

Books

 

 

 

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PUBLICATIONS

 

Books (Single authored)

 

1.      Race, Decolonization and Global Citizenship in South Africa. (Rochester, New York: The University of Rochester Press, 2018) 88.000 words (in print).

 

2.      Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women’s Literature - Feminist Empathy. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) 82.000 words

 

3.      Postcolonial Imagination and Moral Representations in African Literature and Culture. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2011). 60.000 words.

 

 

 

 

 

 ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

 

 

1.      “Decolonisation and its Discontents: Thoughts on the Postcolonial African Moral Self” Journal of South African Philosophy. Vol 34. Issue 4 (2015): 408-418.

 

2.      “We, Afropolitans.” Journal of African Cultural Studies. Vol. 28. Issue1. (2016):

 

3.      “Transcultural Affinity: Thoughts on the Emergent Cosmopolitan Imagination in South Africa.”Journal of African Cultural Studies. 27. 2. (2015): 216-228.

 

4.      “Feminist Empathy: Unsettling African Cultural Norms in The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives. African Studies. Vol. 74 Issue 3. (2015): 310-326.

 

5.      “Feminism With a Big “F”: Ethics and the Rebirth of African Feminism in Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ StreetResearch in African Literature. Vol. 45.4. (2014): 88-103.

 

6.      “The Open Wounds of Being: The Poetics of Testimony in the Works of Patricia Jabbeh Wesley.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies. Vol. 16, No.2 (Fall 2014): 282-306.

 

7.      “Rethinking African culture and identity: the Afropolitan model.” Journal of African Cultural Studies. 26. 2 (2014): 234-247.

 

8.      “Death, Here I Am: Violence and Redemption in Zakes Mda’s Ways of Dying.” Journal of Narrative Theory, 43.1. (Spring 2013): 87-107.

 

9.      “Nelson Mandela and the Politics of Empathy: Reflections on the Moral Conditions for Conflict Resolutions in Africa.” African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review. Volume 2, Number 1, (Spring 2012): 122-135.

 

10.  “Ambits of Moral Judgement: Of Pain, Empathy and Redemption in J.M.Coetzee's Age of Iron,” Journal of Literary Studies, 27:4, (2011):17-35.

 

11.  “African Feminism: Resistance or Resentment. Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy XX, 1-2, (2008): 97-117.

 

12.  “The Pitfalls of Cultural Consciousness,” Philosophia Africana 10. 1 (March 2007): 37-47.

 

13.  “Cosmopolitan Solidarity: Negotiating Transculturality in Contemporary Nigerian Novels.” English in Africa.  (Spring 2005):99-112.

 

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

 

 

14.  “Ethnocentric Representations and Being Human in a Multiethnic World: Alain Locke Critique” in Leonard Harris and Jacoby Adeshei Carter, editors, Philosophic Values and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010.

 

15.  “African Postcolonial Imagination and the Moral Challenges of Our Times” in Debating African Literature, edited by Maik Nwosu and Obiwu (Syracuse University Press, 2015): 110-126.

 

16.  “Autochthony, Cultural Purity, and Cosmopolitan Solidarity: Doreen Baingana and the Virtues of Uprootedness,” in Cultural Dynamics of Globalization and African Literature. Selected Papers of the African Literature Association (ALA) Edited by Sandra Dixon and Janice Spleth. 2015.

 

17.  “The City, Hyperculturality, and Human Rights in Contemporary African Women’s Writing,” ASNEL Papers (2013 ASNEL Conference Proceedings, Forthcoming Fall 2015). Vol 21: Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis.

 

 

 

CREATIVE WORKS

 

1.      The Trial of Mugabe (Novella) Okri Books.

 

2.      Survival Kit (Poems) Akachic Books.

 

 

 

 

 

DICTIONARY ENTRIES

 

 

 

 “Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins (1825-1911).” Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers (Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2005).

 

 

 

Woodbey, George (1854-1915).” Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers (Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2005).

 

 

 

REVIEWS

 

 

 

“Such Long a Letter.” Review of Afam Akeh, Letter Home & Biafran Nights. London: SPM Publications, 2012. Price: £9.95 The New Black Magazine.

 

 

 

Review of Women, Philosophy and Literature by Jane Duran (Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2007). American Philosophical Association Newsletters, Fall 2008 Volume 08, Number 1.

 

 

 

“Anthonia C. Kalu. Broken Lives and Other Stories. Athens. Ohio University Press, 2003,” African Studies Quarterly, University of Florida, 2004. http://web.africa.ufl.edu/asq/v8/v8i2a11.htm

 

 

 

“Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart: A Casebook. Isidore Okpewho (ed.), Oxford: University Press, 2003.” African Studies Quarterly, University of Florida, (Spring 2004). http://web.africa.ufl.edu/asq/v7/v7i4a8.htm

 

 

 

“The Ethical Dimensions of Community: The African Model and Dialogue Between North and South.” Philosophia Africana. Vol. 1 (2001)

 

Books

Postcolonial Imagination and Moral Representations in African Literature and Culture. Lanham:

Lexington Books, 2011. This book examines the African postcolonial moral topography. The central argument is that resistance to the West has produced in some African leaders the feeling of moral rectitude arising from the perception of selves as victims. I therefore suggest ideas that can mitigate the delusions of moral excellence and lead to a healthy self-criticism.

 

The Dilemma of Ethnic Identity: Alain Locke’s Vision of Transcultural Societies. New York: Edwin

Mellen Press, 2005. Based on my doctoral dissertation on the Harlem Renaissance, this book examines the thoughts and influences of the philosopher and literary critic of the epochal Africa American cultural movement of the 1920s.

 

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

 

“Transcultural Affinity: Thoughts on the Emergent Cosmopolitan Imagination in South Africa.”

Journal of African Cultural Studies. 27. 2. (2015): 216-228.

 

“Feminist Empathy: Unsettling African Cultural Norms in The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives. African

Studies. Vol. 74 Issue 3. (2015): 1-17.

 

“Feminism With a Big “F”: Ethics and the Rebirth of African Feminism in Chika Unigwe’s On Black

Sisters’ StreetResearch in African Literature. Vol. 45.4. (2014): 88-103.

 

“The Open Wounds of Being: The Poetics of Testimony in the Works of Patricia Jabbeh Wesley.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies. Vol. 16, No.2 (Fall 2014): 282-306.

 

“Rethinking African culture and identity: the Afropolitan model.” Journal of African Cultural Studies. 26. 2 (2014): 234-247.

 

“Death, Here I Am: Violence and Redemption in Zakes Mda’s Ways of Dying.” Journal of Narrative Theory, 43.1. (Spring 2013): 87-107.

 

“Nelson Mandela and the Politics of Empathy: Reflections on the Moral Conditions for Conflict Resolutions in Africa.” African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review. Volume 2, Number 1, (Spring 2012): 122-135.

 

“Ambits of Moral Judgement: Of Pain, Empathy and Redemption in J.M.Coetzee's Age of Iron,” Journal of Literary Studies, 27:4, (2011):17-35.

 

“African Feminism: Resistance or Resentment. Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy XX, 1-2, (2008): 97-117.

 

“The Pitfalls of Cultural Consciousness,” Philosophia Africana 10. 1 (March 2007): 37-47.

 

“Cosmopolitan Solidarity: Negotiating Transculturality in Contemporary Nigerian Novels.” English in Africa.  (Spring 2005):99-112.

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

“Ethnocentric Representations and Being Human in a Multiethnic World: Alain Locke Critique” in Leonard Harris and Jacoby Adeshei Carter, editors, Philosophic Values and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010.

 

“African Postcolonial Imagination and the Moral Challenges of Our Times” in Debating African Literature, edited by Maik Nwosu and Obiwu (Syracuse University Press, 2015): 110-126.

Non-Academic Publications - Occasional Essays