(Hon), Fourah Bay College, U.S.L. (1990); M.A., Fourah Bay College, U.S.L.
(1994); Ph.D., University of Connecticut (2008).
Expertise: Post-Colonial Literature with
emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and India; Victorian literature
(Travel and Empire).
Selected Works: Books: Theorizing
the Disfigured Body: Mutilation, Amputation, and Disability Culture in Post-Conflict
Sierra Leone (Africa World Press, 2014); Emerging Perspective on
Syl Cheney-Coker (Co-Editor) - (AWP, 2014). Book Chapters: Violence,
the Text, and the Child Soldier: A Pedagogy of Transcendence in Eco-Imagination
in African and Diasporan Literatures and Sustainability (AWP, 2014);
Cultural Ambivalence and Hybridity: Negotiating the Victorian and the Indigenous
in Kossoh Town Boy in At the Crossroads: Readings of the Postcolonial
and the Global in African Literatures and Visual Art (AWP, 2014); “Images
and Motifs: The Problematic of Interpretation in Lemuel Johnson’s Highlife
for Caliban” in A Critical Introducation to Sierra Leonean Literature (AWP,
Gordimer and Post-Apartheid Interregnum: An Analysis of July’s People” (2008); “The
Paradox of Self-Definition and Identity in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand” (2008); “What’s
in a Face?: The Dynamics of Facts and Possibiliites in Darktown Strutters” (2006); “The
Interplay between Literature and Culture: An Analysis of Camar Laye’s
The African Child and Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter” (2005); “From
Opacity to Transparency: The Poetry of Syl Cheney-Coker: Concerto for an Exile
and The Graveyard Also Has Teeth” (2003).
Distinctions: Lily Fellows Summer Seminar
(Aquinas College, 2012), Towsley Scholar Award (Hope College, 2011), Pre-doctoral
Fellowship (UConn, 2008),
Teaching Fellowship (UConn, 2006), Teaching Excellence Award (UConn Upward
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