Institutional Address:

English Department

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 N St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625


  1. Postcolonial Imagination and Moral Representations in African Literature and Culture. Lanham: Lexington Books (Rowman and Littlefield), 2011.
  2. The Dilemma of Ethnic Identity: Alain Locke’s Vision of Transcultural Societies. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.

 Articles in peer reviewed journals/Books

 1        “The Open Wounds of Being: The Poetics of Testimony in the Works of Patricia Jabbeh Wesley.” (Accepted, forthcoming) in Interdisciplinary Literary Studies.

 2        “African Postcolonial Imagination and the Moral Challenges of Our Times.” (Accepted, forthcoming) in Debating African Literature, edited by Maik Nwosu and Obiwu Iwuanyanwu, Syracuse University Press.

 3        “Autochthony, Cultural Purity, and Cosmopolitan Solidarity: Doreen Baingana and the Virtues of Uprootedness,” African Literature Association Annual Conference Proceedings. (Accepted in 2007, forthcoming in Spring 2013)

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

 5         “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.

 6        “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

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


8        “The Pitfalls of Cultural Consciousness.” Philosophia Africana 10. 1 (March) 2007.


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

 10    “Resentment and the African Condition: An Inquiry.” Gefame: Journal of African Studies  2, no. 1, 2005.