(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: “Images and Motif:
The Problematic of Interpretation in Lemuel Johnson’s Highlife for Caliban” (2008); “Nadine
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: Towsley Scholar Award (2011), Pre-doctoral
Fellowship (UConn, 2008), Graduate Dissertation Fellowship (UConn, 2007), Summer
Teaching Fellowship (UConn, 2006), Teaching Excellence Award (UConn Upward
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