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Research in African Literatures

Vol. 30 (1999) through current issue

Research in African Literatures, the premier journal of African literary studies worldwide, serves as a stimulating vehicle in English for research on the oral and written literatures of Africa. Reviews of current scholarly books are included in every number, and a forum offers readers the opportunity to respond to issues raised in articles and book reviews

Published by: Indiana University Press

Volume 46, 2015

Volume 45, 2014

Volume 44, 2013

Volume 43, 2012

Volume 42, 2011

Volume 41, 2010

Volume 40, 2009

Volume 39, 2008

Volume 38, 2007

Volume 37, 2006

Volume 36, 2005

Volume 35, 2004

Volume 34, 2003

Volume 33, 2002

Volume 32, 2001

Volume 31, 2000

Volume 30, 1999


E-ISSN: 1527-2044
Print ISSN: 0034-5210

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The editor invites submission of original, previously unpublished article-length manuscripts (not exceeding 35 pages in length). Articles that have been published elsewhere in any form, version, or language cannot be considered for publication, including those that are available on the Internet. Manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, or other languages, but they will generally be published in English. “Blind” copies of articles that are formatted according to the RAL house style should be sent, along with an accompanying cover letter, to ral@osu.edu.

Research in African Literatures will not send out for review any articles that are under consideration elsewhere, nor will we consider multiple submissions by the same author. Authors of articles that have been accepted for publication will be required to sign a consent-to-publish form, which is an agreement vesting copyright in Indiana University Press.

RAL follows the MLA Style Manual, 3rd ed. (2008). Chapters 6 and 7 offer documentation and bibliographic information, including web publications, television or radio broadcasts, film and video recordings, and other common sources in addition to periodical and nonperiodical print publications. Please note that articles that do not conform to our house style may be returned to the author before being considered for publication.

1) Manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments, preferably as Word files (.doc or .docx), be double-spaced, use a 12-point standard font (e.g., Times New Roman), and have one inch margins.

2) In addition, the article must include (1) a 150-word abstract and (2) a list of works cited, following the MLA Style Manual bibliography guidelines.

3) Include all endnotes (if used) as a separate file. Do not use word processor features that embed notes as footnotes or endnotes. Note numbers should be prepared as Arabic numerals in superscript and normally occur at the end of a sentence, not following an author’s name.

4) All images must be submitted in electronic files, as PDFs or JPGs. (Large electronic files may be sent through a file-sharing service, such as Dropbox or YouSendIt). It will be the responsibility of the author to secure permission to reprint copyrighted images or texts.

5) Do not center or fully justify your text—all text should be left-justified. Paragraph indentations should be tabbed at five spaces. Do not enter carriage returns within paragraphs, especially for indented quotations, where you should set new margins.

6) Use American spellings and punctuation except when quoting from a source that has used British style. All punctuation except colons and semicolons is placed inside quotation marks. Single quotes are used only for quotes within quotes; otherwise, double quotation marks are to be used.

7) Provide translations (your own—or the standard, if there is a printed translation available) of all material in languages other than English. The translations should be incorporated into the text, following the foreign term or foreign selection.

8) Please pay particular attention to the following matters of punctuation: Apostrophes: All singular proper nouns, including the names of persons and places, form their possessives in the same manner (Mars’s wrath, Camus’s novel, Kansas’s weather, Dickens’s reputation; but the Dickenses’ economic woes). See Section 3.4.7. Colons: Skip one space only, not two. In separating a title and subtitle of a book, use a colon. Periods: Skip one space only (not two) after all periods, semicolons, and commas. Commas: Always use a comma before all coordinating conjunctions in a series of three or more items and always after “i.e.” and “e.g.” See also MLA Style Manual section 3.4.2. Hyphens: Do not use spaces before or after hyphens. Em-dashes: Prepare in electronic file as two hyphens with no space before or after hyphens (“natural—instead of chosen—alliances”). Typesetters will convert the hyphens to em-dashes (“natural—instead of chosen—alliances”).

9) When you quote from or refer to a text, do not, as a rule, use endnotes, but follow the MLA Style Manual directions for in-text, parenthetical documentation. Please note that we do not use an author-date reference system and that specific pages must be given for all quotes. A complete range of pages must be provided for all articles or book chapters listed in the works cited. All works cited in the body of the essay and in endnotes must appear, with full bibliographic details, in the list of works cited. Endnotes should only be used to provide explanatory materials that would be cumbersome in the text itself. See MLA Style Manual section 4.1

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10) Gender-specific terms should not be used to refer to mixed groups or to personify such groups as male (e.g., do not refer to “the reader and his background”).

11) The following are examples of the format for works cited (taken from MLA Style Manual, 3rd ed.):

Chan, Evans. “Postmodernism and Hong Kong Cinema.” Postmodern Culture 10.3 (2000): n. pag. Project Muse. Web. 20 May 2002.

“Death of a Writer.” Editorial. New York Times 20 Apr. 1994, late ed.: A18. Print.

Durant, Will, and Ariel Durant. The Age of Voltaire. New York: Simon, 1965. Print. Vol. 9 of The Story of Civilization. 11 vols. 1933–75.

---. A Dual Autobiography. New York: Simon, 1977. Print.

Gilbert, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination. New Haven: Yale UP, 1979. Print.

Kurosawa, Akora, dir. Rashomon. Perf. Toshira Mifune. Daiei, 1950. Film.

Litvak, Joseph. “The Aesthetics of Jewishness: Shelley Winters.” Aesthetic Subjects. Ed. Pamela R. Matthews and David McWhirter. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2003. 153–70. Print.

For further examples, please consult the MLA Style Manual and recent numbers of RAL.

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Editorial Board

Volume 46, Number 3, Fall 2015

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang (The Ohio State University)

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéåkö (The Ohio State University)

Cheikh Thiam (The Ohio State University)

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt (The Ohio State University)

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, Founding Editor (The University of Texas, Austin, 1970–89)

Richard Bjornson (The Ohio State University, 1990–92)

F. Abiola Irele (The Ohio State University, 1992–2003)

John Conteh-Morgan (The Ohio State University, 2003–08)

Advisory Board

Pius Adesanmi (Carleton University, Canada)

Susan Z. Andrade (University of Pittsburgh)

Kofi Anyidoho (University of Ghana)

Rita Barnard (University of Pennsylvania)

Carine Bourget (University of Arizona)

Laura Chrisman (University of Washington)

J. Michael Dash (New York University)

Gaurav Desai (Tulane University)

Simon Gikandi (Princeton University)

Russell Hamilton (Vanderbilt University)

Kenneth W. Harrow (Michigan State University)

Waïl Hassan (University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign)

Anthonia Kalu (The Ohio State University)

Catherine Kroll (Sonoma State University)

Ruthmarie H. Mitsch (Managing Editor, RAL, 1989–2012)

Lydie E. Moudileno (University of Pennsylvania)

H. Adlai Murdoch (Tufts University)

Patrice Nganang (Stony Brook University)

Obioma Nnaemeka (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

Isidore Okpewho (SUNY-Binghamton)

Tejumola Olaniyan (University of Wisconsin)

Anjali Prabhu (Wellesley College)

Ato Quayson (University of Toronto)

Alain Ricard (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, INALCO/Paris 7)

Micheline Rice-Maximin (Swarthmore College)

Volume 46, Number 2, Summer 2015

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang (The Ohio State University)

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéåkö (The Ohio State University)

Cheikh Thiam (The Ohio State University)

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt (The Ohio State University)

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, Founding Editor (The University of Texas, Austin, 1970–89)

Richard Bjornson (The Ohio State University, 1990–92)

F. Abiola Irele (The Ohio State University, 1992–2003)

John Conteh-Morgan (The Ohio State University, 2003–08)

Advisory Board

Pius Adesanmi (Carleton University, Canada)

Susan Z. Andrade (University of Pittsburgh)

Kofi Anyidoho (University of Ghana)

Rita Barnard (University of Pennsylvania)

Carine Bourget (University of Arizona)

Laura Chrisman (University of Washington)

J. Michael Dash (New York University)

Gaurav Desai (Tulane University)

Simon Gikandi (Princeton University)

Russell Hamilton (Vanderbilt University)

Kenneth W. Harrow (Michigan State University)

Waïl Hassan (University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign)

Anthonia Kalu (The Ohio State University)

Catherine Kroll (Sonoma State University)

Ruthmarie H. Mitsch (Managing Editor, RAL, 1989–2012)

Lydie E. Moudileno (University of Pennsylvania)

H. Adlai Murdoch (Tufts University)

Patrice Nganang (Stony Brook University)

Obioma Nnaemeka (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

Isidore Okpewho (SUNY-Binghamton)

Tejumola Olaniyan (University of Wisconsin)

Anjali Prabhu (Wellesley College)

Ato Quayson (University of Toronto)

Alain Ricard (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, INALCO/Paris 7)

Micheline Rice-Maximin (Swarthmore College)

Volume 46, Number 1, Spring 2015

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang (The Ohio State University)

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéåkö (The Ohio State University)

Cheikh Thiam (The Ohio State University)

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt (The Ohio State University)

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, Founding Editor (The University of Texas, Austin, 1970–89)

Richard Bjornson (The Ohio State University, 1990–92)

F. Abiola Irele (The Ohio State University, 1992–2003)

John Conteh-Morgan (The Ohio State University, 2003–08)

Advisory Board

Pius Adesanmi (Carleton University, Canada)

Susan Z. Andrade (University of Pittsburgh)

Kofi Anyidoho (University of Ghana)

Rita Barnard (University of Pennsylvania)

Carine Bourget (University of Arizona)

Laura Chrisman (University of Washington)

J. Michael Dash (New York University)

Gaurav Desai (Tulane University)

Simon Gikandi (Princeton University)

Russell Hamilton (Vanderbilt University)

Kenneth W. Harrow (Michigan State University)

Waïl Hassan (University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign)

Anthonia Kalu (The Ohio State University)

Catherine Kroll (Sonoma State University)

Ruthmarie H. Mitsch (Managing Editor, RAL, 1989–2012)

Lydie E. Moudileno (University of Pennsylvania)

H. Adlai Murdoch (Tufts University)

Patrice Nganang (Stony Brook University)

Obioma Nnaemeka (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

Isidore Okpewho (SUNY-Binghamton)

Tejumola Olaniyan (University of Wisconsin)

Anjali Prabhu (Wellesley College)

Ato Quayson (University of Toronto)

Alain Ricard (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, INALCO/Paris 7)

Micheline Rice-Maximin (Swarthmore College)

Volume 45, Number 4, Winter 2014

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang (The Ohio State University)

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéåkö (The Ohio State University)

Cheikh Thiam (The Ohio State University)

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt (The Ohio State University)

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, Founding Editor (The University of Texas, Austin, 1970–89)

Richard Bjornson (The Ohio State University, 1990–92)

F. Abiola Irele (The Ohio State University, 1992–2003)

John Conteh-Morgan (The Ohio State University, 2003–08)

Advisory Board

Pius Adesanmi (Carleton University, Canada)

Susan Z. Andrade (University of Pittsburgh)

Kofi Anyidoho (University of Ghana)

Rita Barnard (University of Pennsylvania)

Carine Bourget (University of Arizona)

Laura Chrisman (University of Washington)

J. Michael Dash (New York University)

Gaurav Desai (Tulane University)

Simon Gikandi (Princeton University)

Russell Hamilton (Vanderbilt University)

Kenneth W. Harrow (Michigan State University)

Waïl Hassan (University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign)

Anthonia Kalu (The Ohio State University)

Catherine Kroll (Sonoma State University)

Ruthmarie H. Mitsch (Managing Editor, RAL, 1989–2012)

Lydie E. Moudileno (University of Pennsylvania)

H. Adlai Murdoch (Tufts University)

Patrice Nganang (Stony Brook University)

Obioma Nnaemeka (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

Isidore Okpewho (SUNY-Binghamton)

Tejumola Olaniyan (University of Wisconsin)

Anjali Prabhu (Wellesley College)

Ato Quayson (University of Toronto)

Alain Ricard (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, INALCO/Paris 7)

Micheline Rice-Maximin (Swarthmore College)

Volume 45, Number 3, Fall 2014

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang (The Ohio State University)

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéåkö (The Ohio State University) Cheikh Thiam (The Ohio State University)

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt (The Ohio State University)

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, Founding Editor (The University of Texas, Austin, 1970–89)

Richard Bjornson (The Ohio State University, 1990–92)

F. Abiola Irele (The Ohio State University, 1992–2003)

John Conteh-Morgan (The Ohio State University, 2003–08)

Advisory Board

Pius Adesanmi (Carleton University, Canada)

Susan Z. Andrade (University of Pittsburgh)

Kofi Anyidoho (University of Ghana)

Rita Barnard (University of Pennsylvania)

Carine Bourget (University of Arizona)

Laura Chrisman (University of Washington)

J. Michael Dash (New York University)

Gaurav Desai (Tulane University)

Simon Gikandi (Princeton University)

Russell Hamilton (Vanderbilt University)

Kenneth W. Harrow (Michigan State University)

Waïl Hassan (University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign)

Anthonia Kalu (The Ohio State University)

Catherine Kroll (Sonoma State University)

Ruthmarie H. Mitsch (Managing Editor, RAL, 1989–2012)

Lydie E. Moudileno (University of Pennsylvania)

H. Adlai Murdoch (Tufts University)

Patrice Nganang (Stony Brook University)

Obioma Nnaemeka (Indiana University–Purdue

University Indianapolis

Isidore Okpewho (SUNY-Binghamton)

Tejumola Olaniyan (University of Wisconsin)

Anjali Prabhu (Wellesley College)

Ato Quayson (University of Toronto)

Alain Ricard (Centre National de la Recherche

Scientifique, INALCO/Paris 7)

Micheline Rice-Maximin (Swarthmore College)

Volume 45, Number 2, Summer 2014

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang (The Ohio State University)

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéåkö (The Ohio State University)
Cheikh Thiam (The Ohio State University)

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt (The Ohio State University)

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, Founding Editor (The University of Texas, Austin, 1970–89)
Richard Bjornson (The Ohio State University, 1990–92)
F. Abiola Irele (The Ohio State University, 1992–2003)
John Conteh-Morgan (The Ohio State University, 2003–08)

Advisory Board

Pius Adesanmi (Carleton University, Canada)
Susan Z. Andrade (University of Pittsburgh)
Kofi Anyidoho (University of Ghana)
Rita Barnard (University of Pennsylvania)
Carine Bourget (University of Arizona)
Laura Chrisman (University of Washington)
J. Michael Dash (New York University)
Gaurav Desai (Tulane University)
Simon Gikandi (Princeton University)
Russell Hamilton (Vanderbilt University)
Kenneth W. Harrow (Michigan State University)
Waïl Hassan (University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign)
Anthonia Kalu (The Ohio State University)
Catherine Kroll (Sonoma State University)
Ruthmarie H. Mitsch (Managing Editor, RAL, 1989–2012)
Lydie E. Moudileno (University of Pennsylvania)
H. Adlai Murdoch (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Patrice Nganang (Stony Brook University)
Obioma Nnaemeka (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho (SUNY-Binghamton)
Tejumola Olaniyan (University of Wisconsin)
Anjali Prabhu (Wellesley College)
Ato Quayson (University of Toronto)
Alain Ricard (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, INALCO/Paris 7)
Micheline Rice-Maximin (Swarthmore College)

Volume 45, Number 1, Spring 2014

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang (The Ohio State University)

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéåkö (The Ohio State University)
Cheikh Thiam (The Ohio State University)

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt (The Ohio State University)

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, Founding Editor (The University of Texas, Austin, 1970–89)
Richard Bjornson (The Ohio State University, 1990–92)
F. Abiola Irele (The Ohio State University, 1992–2003)
John Conteh-Morgan (The Ohio State University, 2003–08)

Advisory Board

Pius Adesanmi (Carleton University, Canada)
Susan Z. Andrade (University of Pittsburgh)
Kofi Anyidoho (University of Ghana)
Rita Barnard (University of Pennsylvania)
Carine Bourget (University of Arizona)
Laura Chrisman (University of Washington)
J. Michael Dash (New York University)
Gaurav Desai (Tulane University)
Simon Gikandi (Princeton University)
Russell Hamilton (Vanderbilt University)
Kenneth W. Harrow (Michigan State University)
Waïl Hassan (University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign)
Anthonia Kalu (The Ohio State University)
Catherine Kroll (Sonoma State University)
Ruthmarie H. Mitsch (Managing Editor, RAL, 1989–2012)
Lydie E. Moudileno (University of Pennsylvania)
H. Adlai Murdoch (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Patrice Nganang (Stony Brook University)
Obioma Nnaemeka (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho (SUNY-Binghamton)
Tejumola Olaniyan (University of Wisconsin)
Anjali Prabhu (Wellesley College)
Ato Quayson (University of Toronto)
Alain Ricard (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, INALCO/Paris 7)
Micheline Rice-Maximin (Swarthmore College)

Volume 44, Number 4, Winter 2013

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang (The Ohio State University)

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéåkö (The Ohio State University)
Cheikh Thiam (The Ohio State University)

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt (The Ohio State University)

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, Founding Editor (The University of Texas, Austin, 1970–89)
Richard Bjornson (The Ohio State University, 1990–92)
F. Abiola Irele (The Ohio State University, 1992–2003)
John Conteh-Morgan (The Ohio State University, 2003–08)

Advisory Board

Pius Adesanmi (Carleton University, Canada)
Susan Z. Andrade (University of Pittsburgh)
Kofi Anyidoho (University of Ghana)
Rita Barnard (University of Pennsylvania)
Carine Bourget (University of Arizona)
Laura Chrisman (University of Washington)
J. Michael Dash (New York University)
Gaurav Desai (Tulane University)
Simon Gikandi (Princeton University)
Russell Hamilton (Vanderbilt University)
Kenneth W. Harrow (Michigan State University)
Waïl Hassan (University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign)
Anthonia Kalu (The Ohio State University)
Catherine Kroll (Sonoma State University)
Ruthmarie H. Mitsch (Managing Editor, RAL, 1989–2012)
Lydie E. Moudileno (University of Pennsylvania)
H. Adlai Murdoch (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Patrice Nganang (Stony Brook University)
Obioma Nnaemeka (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho (SUNY-Binghamton)
Tejumola Olaniyan (University of Wisconsin)
Anjali Prabhu (Wellesley College)
Ato Quayson (University of Toronto)
Alain Ricard (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, INALCO/Paris 7)
Micheline Rice-Maximin (Swarthmore College)

Volume 44, Number 3, Fall 2013

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang (The Ohio State University)

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéåkö (The Ohio State University)
Cheikh Thiam (The Ohio State University)

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt (The Ohio State University)

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, Founding Editor (The University of Texas, Austin, 1970–89)
Richard Bjornson (The Ohio State University, 1990–92)
F. Abiola Irele (The Ohio State University, 1992–2003)
John Conteh-Morgan (The Ohio State University, 2003–08)

Advisory Board

Pius Adesanmi (Carleton University, Canada)
Susan Z. Andrade (University of Pittsburgh)
Kofi Anyidoho (University of Ghana)
Rita Barnard (University of Pennsylvania)
Carine Bourget (University of Arizona)
Laura Chrisman (University of Washington)
J. Michael Dash (New York University)
Gaurav Desai (Tulane University)
Simon Gikandi (Princeton University)
Russell Hamilton (Vanderbilt University)
Kenneth W. Harrow (Michigan State University)
Waïl Hassan (University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign)
Anthonia Kalu (The Ohio State University)
Catherine Kroll (Sonoma State University)
Ruthmarie H. Mitsch (Managing Editor, RAL, 1989–2012)
Lydie E. Moudileno (University of Pennsylvania)
H. Adlai Murdoch (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Patrice Nganang (Stony Brook University)
Obioma Nnaemeka (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho (SUNY-Binghamton)
Tejumola Olaniyan (University of Wisconsin)
Anjali Prabhu (Wellesley College)
Ato Quayson (University of Toronto)
Alain Ricard (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, INALCO/Paris 7)
Micheline Rice-Maximin (Swarthmore College)

Volume 44, Number 2, Summer 2013

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang, The Ohio State University

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéèkó, The Ohio State University
Cheik Thiam, The Ohio State University

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, The University of Texas, Austin, 1970-89
Richard Bjornson, The Ohio State University, 1990-92
F. Abiola Irele, The Ohio State University, 1992-2003
John Conteh-Morgan, The Ohio State University, 2003-08

Advisory Board

Farida Abu-Haidar, Institute of Linguists, London
Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University, Canada
Susan Z. Andrade, University of Pittsburgh
Kofi Anyidoho, Universitiy of Ghana
Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania
Carine Bourget, University of Arizona
Laura Chrisman, University of Washington
J. Michael Dash, New York University
Gaurav Desai, Tulane University
Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
Russell Hamilton, Vanderbilt University
Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University
Waïl Hassan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anthonia Kalu, The Ohio State University
Catherine Kroll, Sonoma State University
Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania
H. Adlai Murdoch, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Patrice Nganang, Stony Brook University
Obioma Nnaemeka, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho, SUNY-Binghamton
Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin
Anjali Prabhu, Wellesley College
Ato Quayson, University of Toronto
Alain Ricard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique INALCO/Paris 7
Micheline Rice-Maximin, Swarthmore College

Volume 44, Number 1, Spring 2013

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang, The Ohio State University

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéèkó, The Ohio State University
Cheik Thiam, The Ohio State University

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, The University of Texas, Austin, 1970-89
Richard Bjornson, The Ohio State University, 1990-92
F. Abiola Irele, The Ohio State University, 1992-2003
John Conteh-Morgan, The Ohio State University, 2003-08

Advisory Board

Farida Abu-Haidar, Institute of Linguists, London
Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University, Canada
Susan Z. Andrade, University of Pittsburgh
Kofi Anyidoho, Universitiy of Ghana
Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania
Carine Bourget, University of Arizona
Laura Chrisman, University of Washington
J. Michael Dash, New York University
Gaurav Desai, Tulane University
Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
Russell Hamilton, Vanderbilt University
Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University
Waïl Hassan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anthonia Kalu, The Ohio State University
Catherine Kroll, Sonoma State University
Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania
H. Adlai Murdoch, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Patrice Nganang, Stony Brook University
Obioma Nnaemeka, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho, SUNY-Binghamton
Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin
Anjali Prabhu, Wellesley College
Ato Quayson, University of Toronto
Alain Ricard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique INALCO/Paris 7
Micheline Rice-Maximin, Swarthmore College

Volume 43, Number 4, Winter 2012

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang, The Ohio State University

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéèkó, The Ohio State University
Cheik Thiam, The Ohio State University

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, The University of Texas, Austin, 1970-89
Richard Bjornson, The Ohio State University, 1990-92
F. Abiola Irele, The Ohio State University, 1992-2003
John Conteh-Morgan, The Ohio State University, 2003-08

Advisory Board

Farida Abu-Haidar, Institute of Linguists, London
Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University, Canada
Susan Z. Andrade, University of Pittsburgh
Kofi Anyidoho, Universitiy of Ghana
Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania
Carine Bourget, University of Arizona
Laura Chrisman, University of Washington
J. Michael Dash, New York University
Gaurav Desai, Tulane University
Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
Russell Hamilton, Vanderbilt University
Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University
Waïl Hassan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anthonia Kalu, The Ohio State University
Catherine Kroll, Sonoma State University
Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania
H. Adlai Murdoch, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Patrice Nganang, Stony Brook University
Obioma Nnaemeka, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho, SUNY-Binghamton
Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin
Anjali Prabhu, Wellesley College
Ato Quayson, University of Toronto
Alain Ricard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique INALCO/Paris 7
Micheline Rice-Maximin, Swarthmore College

Volume 43, Number 3, Fall 2012

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang, The Ohio State University

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéèkó, The Ohio State University
Cheik Thiam, The Ohio State University

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, The University of Texas, Austin, 1970-89
Richard Bjornson, The Ohio State University, 1990-92
F. Abiola Irele, The Ohio State University, 1992-2003
John Conteh-Morgan, The Ohio State University, 2003-08

Advisory Board

Farida Abu-Haidar, Institute of Linguists, London
Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University, Canada
Susan Z. Andrade, University of Pittsburgh
Kofi Anyidoho, Universitiy of Ghana
Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania
Carine Bourget, University of Arizona
Laura Chrisman, University of Washington
J. Michael Dash, New York University
Gaurav Desai, Tulane University
Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
Russell Hamilton, Vanderbilt University
Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University
Waïl Hassan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anthonia Kalu, The Ohio State University
Catherine Kroll, Sonoma State University
Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania
H. Adlai Murdoch, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Patrice Nganang, Stony Brook University
Obioma Nnaemeka, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho, SUNY-Binghamton
Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin
Anjali Prabhu, Wellesley College
Ato Quayson, University of Toronto
Alain Ricard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique INALCO/Paris 7
Micheline Rice-Maximin, Swarthmore College

Volume 43, Number 2, Summer 2012

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang, The Ohio State University

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéèkó, The Ohio State University
Cheik Thiam, The Ohio State University

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, The University of Texas, Austin, 1970-89
Richard Bjornson, The Ohio State University, 1990-92
F. Abiola Irele, The Ohio State University, 1992-2003
John Conteh-Morgan, The Ohio State University, 2003-08

Advisory Board

Farida Abu-Haidar, Institute of Linguists, London
Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University, Canada
Susan Z. Andrade, University of Pittsburgh
Kofi Anyidoho, Universitiy of Ghana
Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania
Carine Bourget, University of Arizona
Laura Chrisman, University of Washington
J. Michael Dash, New York University
Gaurav Desai, Tulane University
Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
Russell Hamilton, Vanderbilt University
Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University
Waïl Hassan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anthonia Kalu, The Ohio State University
Catherine Kroll, Sonoma State University
Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania
H. Adlai Murdoch, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Patrice Nganang, Stony Brook University
Obioma Nnaemeka, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho, SUNY-Binghamton
Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin
Anjali Prabhu, Wellesley College
Ato Quayson, University of Toronto
Alain Ricard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique INALCO/Paris 7
Micheline Rice-Maximin, Swarthmore College

Volume 43, Number 1, Spring 2012

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang, The Ohio State University

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéèkó, The Ohio State University
Cheik Thiam, The Ohio State University

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, The University of Texas, Austin, 1970-89
Richard Bjornson, The Ohio State University, 1990-92
F. Abiola Irele, The Ohio State University, 1992-2003
John Conteh-Morgan, The Ohio State University, 2003-08

Advisory Board

Farida Abu-Haidar, Institute of Linguists, London
Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University, Canada
Susan Z. Andrade, University of Pittsburgh
Kofi Anyidoho, Universitiy of Ghana
Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania
Carine Bourget, University of Arizona
Laura Chrisman, University of Washington
J. Michael Dash, New York University
Gaurav Desai, Tulane University
Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
Russell Hamilton, Vanderbilt University
Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University
Waïl Hassan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anthonia Kalu, The Ohio State University
Catherine Kroll, Sonoma State University
Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania
H. Adlai Murdoch, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Patrice Nganang, Stony Brook University
Obioma Nnaemeka, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho, SUNY-Binghamton
Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin
Anjali Prabhu, Wellesley College
Ato Quayson, University of Toronto
Alain Ricard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique INALCO/Paris 7
Micheline Rice-Maximin, Swarthmore College

Volume 42, Number 4, Winter 2011

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang, The Ohio State University

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéèkó, The Ohio State University
Cheik Thiam, The Ohio State University

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, The University of Texas, Austin, 1970-89
Richard Bjornson, The Ohio State University, 1990-92
F. Abiola Irele, The Ohio State University, 1992-2003
John Conteh-Morgan, The Ohio State University, 2003-08

Advisory Board

Farida Abu-Haidar, Institute of Linguists, London
Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University, Canada
Susan Z. Andrade, University of Pittsburgh
Kofi Anyidoho, Universitiy of Ghana
Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania
Carine Bourget, University of Arizona
Laura Chrisman, University of Washington
J. Michael Dash, New York University
Gaurav Desai, Tulane University
Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
Russell Hamilton, Vanderbilt University
Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University
Waïl Hassan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anthonia Kalu, The Ohio State University
Catherine Kroll, Sonoma State University
Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania
H. Adlai Murdoch, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Patrice Nganang, Stony Brook University
Obioma Nnaemeka, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho, SUNY-Binghamton
Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin
Anjali Prabhu, Wellesley College
Ato Quayson, University of Toronto
Alain Ricard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique INALCO/Paris 7
Micheline Rice-Maximin, Swarthmore College

Volume 42, Number 3, Fall 2011

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang, The Ohio State University

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéèkó, The Ohio State University
Cheik Thiam, The Ohio State University

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, The University of Texas, Austin, 1970-89
Richard Bjornson, The Ohio State University, 1990-92
F. Abiola Irele, The Ohio State University, 1992-2003
John Conteh-Morgan, The Ohio State University, 2003-08

Advisory Board

Farida Abu-Haidar, Institute of Linguists, London
Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University, Canada
Susan Z. Andrade, University of Pittsburgh
Kofi Anyidoho, Universitiy of Ghana
Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania
Carine Bourget, University of Arizona
Laura Chrisman, University of Washington
J. Michael Dash, New York University
Gaurav Desai, Tulane University
Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
Russell Hamilton, Vanderbilt University
Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University
Waïl Hassan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anthonia Kalu, The Ohio State University
Catherine Kroll, Sonoma State University
Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania
H. Adlai Murdoch, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Patrice Nganang, Stony Brook University
Obioma Nnaemeka, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho, SUNY-Binghamton
Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin
Anjali Prabhu, Wellesley College
Ato Quayson, University of Toronto
Alain Ricard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique INALCO/Paris 7
Micheline Rice-Maximin, Swarthmore College

Volume 42, Number 2, Summer 2011

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang, The Ohio State University

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéèkó, The Ohio State University
Cheik Thiam, The Ohio State University

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, The University of Texas, Austin, 1970-89
Richard Bjornson, The Ohio State University, 1990-92
F. Abiola Irele, The Ohio State University, 1992-2003
John Conteh-Morgan, The Ohio State University, 2003-08

Advisory Board

Farida Abu-Haidar, Institute of Linguists, London
Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University, Canada
Susan Z. Andrade, University of Pittsburgh
Kofi Anyidoho, Universitiy of Ghana
Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania
Carine Bourget, University of Arizona
Laura Chrisman, University of Washington
J. Michael Dash, New York University
Gaurav Desai, Tulane University
Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
Russell Hamilton, Vanderbilt University
Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University
Waïl Hassan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anthonia Kalu, The Ohio State University
Catherine Kroll, Sonoma State University
Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania
H. Adlai Murdoch, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Patrice Nganang, Stony Brook University
Obioma Nnaemeka, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho, SUNY-Binghamton
Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin
Anjali Prabhu, Wellesley College
Ato Quayson, University of Toronto
Alain Ricard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique INALCO/Paris 7
Micheline Rice-Maximin, Swarthmore College

Volume 42, Number 1, Spring 2011

Editor

Kwaku Larbi Korang, The Ohio State University

Associate Editors

Adélékè Adéèkó, The Ohio State University
Cheik Thiam, The Ohio State University

Managing Editor

Molly Reinhoudt

Past Editors

Bernth Lindfors, The University of Texas, Austin, 1970-89
Richard Bjornson, The Ohio State University, 1990-92
F. Abiola Irele, The Ohio State University, 1992-2003
John Conteh-Morgan, The Ohio State University, 2003-08

Advisory Board

Farida Abu-Haidar, Institute of Linguists, London
Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University, Canada
Susan Z. Andrade, University of Pittsburgh
Kofi Anyidoho, Universitiy of Ghana
Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania
Carine Bourget, University of Arizona
Laura Chrisman, University of Washington
J. Michael Dash, New York University
Gaurav Desai, Tulane University
Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
Russell Hamilton, Vanderbilt University
Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University
Waïl Hassan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anthonia Kalu, The Ohio State University
Catherine Kroll, Sonoma State University
Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania
H. Adlai Murdoch, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Patrice Nganang, Stony Brook University
Obioma Nnaemeka, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Isidore Okpewho, SUNY-Binghamton
Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin
Anjali Prabhu, Wellesley College
Ato Quayson, University of Toronto
Alain Ricard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique INALCO/Paris 7
Micheline Rice-Maximin, Swarthmore College

Volume 41, Number 4, Winter 2010

    Editor

    John Conteh-Morgan

    Associate Editors

    Alamin Mazrui
    Danielle Marx-Scouras
    Julia Watson

    Book Review Editor

    Ruth H. Lindeborg, Ohio State University

    Managing Editor

    Ruthmarie H. Mitsch

    Editorial Board

    Farida Abu-Haidar
    Laura Chrisman
    Michael Dash
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    Simon Gikandi
    Russell G. Hamilton
    Alec G. Hargreaves
    Kenneth W. Harrow
    Lemuel Johnson
    Ambroise Kom
    Daniel P. Kunene
    Mildred Mortimer
    Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi
    Isidore Okpewho
    Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
    Alain Ricard
    Janos Riesz
    Janice Spleth
    C. W. Swanepoel

    Past Editors

    Bernth Lindfors (1970-89)
    Richard Bjornson (1990-92)
    F. Abiola Irele (1992-2003)

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