Linda Susan Beard, associate professor of English at Michigan State University, has published a number of articles on Black Women writers, Southern African fiction, and Bessie Head. She is currently preparing a book on Black Women writers.
Kanishka Chowdhury is a doctoral candidate in English at Purdue University. His dissertation and scholarly interests lie in postcolonial literatures and theory, with special interests in cultural studies.
Shaun F. D. Hughes is back for a third term as guest editor for MFS (the first was the Spring 1981 [27:1] issue on New Zealand and Australia). He is associate professor of English at Purdue University and has omnivorous interests in the literatures of the world.
B. M. Ibitokun, senior lecturer in English at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, has published a wide range of articles on African literature. He currently has two books on African drama being considered for publication.
Robin Ikegami is completing the PhD. in English at the University of Michigan. Her dissertation deals with feminist innovations in story-telling during the Romantic period.
Viney Kirpal is professor of English in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. Her other work in postcolonial fiction includes The Third World Novel of Expatriation, The New Indian Novel in English, and (forthcoming) The Girl Child in 20th Century Indian Literature.
Paul H. Lorenz has published in numerous journals (Texas Review, PAPA, The South Central Review) on a variety of authors (Silko, Fowles, Drabble, and Soyinka). He is currently assistant professor of English at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and is working on a book on Heraclitus' influence in the Twentieth Century.
J. O. J. Nwachukwu-Agbada is a novelist, poet, and critical essayist who also lectures at Imo State University in Okigwe, Nigeria. He has three published novels and a textbook for freshman English in publication. [End Page 639]
Chinyere Nwahunanya is also at Imo State University where he is senior lecturer in literature. He has published extensively on African fiction, including chapters in Critical Theory and African Literature, and Literature and Black Aesthetics.
Ode S. Ogede, lecturer in English at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, has published widely on Armah. He has also published on Igede poetry and is at work on a book on the Igede proverb.
Kofi Owusu's essays on African literature and literature of the African diaspora have been widely published. Forthcoming work includes chapters in the books The Commonwealth Novel Since 1960, edited by Bruce King, and The Novel and Politics in Africa, edited by Unionmwan Edebiri. Professor Owusu is currently assistant professor of English at Carleton College.
Anjali Roy, lecturer in English at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, India, has published on both Achebe and Soyinka. She is currently working on contemporary Indian writers in English, chiefly Salman Rushdie and Amitara Ghosh.
Edward Sackey is completing the PhD. in English at the University of Ghana and is currently writing on the image of Kwame Nkrumah in Ghanaian creative writing.
Maxine Sample, associate professor of English at DeKalb College, has an essay forthcoming in Studies in Short Fiction on Bessie Head's Collector of Treasures. She is presently working on a series of critical essays on African and African-American women writers as well as researching the essay tradition in African-American Literature.
Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan is professor of English at the University of Bahrain. In addition to a number of articles on Conrad and African Fiction which have been published in such journals as Conradania, Research in African Literatures, and World Literature Today, he is a frequent book review contributor to MFS and has also published two articles for us (24:4, 34:3).
Onayemaechi Udumukwu is presently completing research for a book to be entitled Chinua Achebe: A Study in Discourse and Power. A lecturer in English Studies at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Professor Udumukwu also has an article forthcoming on Okigbo's poetry in World Literature Written in English. [End Page 640]