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  • Contributors

Reuben M. Chirambo lectures in African and postcolonial literature in the English department of the University of Cape Town. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Minnesota in 2005. He has published articles on Malawian literature, popular culture, and politics in various journals and books. He may be contacted by e-mail at:

Dominic Griffiths is a Ph.D. student in the department of philosophy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He grew up in South Africa and received his M.A. in philosophy from the University of Pretoria. He has published on Martin Heidegger and T. S. Eliot, and his research interests include twentieth-century literature and philosophy and, recently, whiteness in South Africa. He may be contacted by e-mail at:

Agnes Kutin-Mensah received her M.A. in public administration from the University of Akron, Ohio. She holds a B.A. degree from the University of Ghana, Legon. Her research interests include gender and politics in postcolonial Ghana, and gender and empowerment in Ghana. She may be contacted by e-mail at:

Stephanie A. Matti holds a first-class honors degree in international relations from La Trobe University, Melbourne. She is a research assistant at the Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University, and has tutored in the La Trobe University School of Politics. In 2010, she was the executive coordinator of the Middle East Centre on International Cooperation, based in Cairo. She has traveled extensively and worked on grassroots projects in Africa, Asia, and Europe, including the DRC. Her research interests include the political economy of conflict, sustainable development, and regime analysis in African and Middle Eastern contexts. She will begin working toward a masters degree in international studies at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, in 2010. She may be reached by e-mail at:

Chris Opoku-Agyeman received his M.A. degree from the University of Akron, Ohio, and his B.A. degree from the University of Ghana. He is a doctoral student in the department of public administration and urban studies at the University of Akron. His research interests include political developments in postcolonial Ghana. He may be contacted by e-mail at:

Maria L. C. Prozesky is working toward her Ph.D. on fourteenth-century English mysticism in the English department of the University of Auckland, [End Page 98] New Zealand. Born and bred in South Africa, she received her M.A. in English literature from the University of Pretoria. She is interested in medieval literature and performance studies, in addition to South African whiteness. She may be contacted by e-mail at:

Baffour K. Takyi received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany (SUNY). He is a professor of sociology and director of the pan-African studies program at the University of Akron, Ohio. His research interests include reproductive behavior in Africa, the contemporary African diaspora, and religion, health, and family processes/dynamics in Africa. His published works on these subjects have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Marriage and Family, Social Science and Medicine, the Journal of Comparative Family, Sociological Focus, the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Sociology of Religion, Ethnic and Racial Studies, the Western Journal of Black Studies, and the Ghana Studies Journal. He is the coauthor of The New African Diaspora in North America: Community Building and Adaptation (Lexington Books, 2006) and African Families at the Turn of the 21st Century (Praeger, 2006). He may be contacted by e-mail at: [End Page 99]



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