Essays on!

Hello everyone!  // Sanibona nonke!  // Welkom almal!

I feel very bad because I haven’t posted anything here since August.  It’s been a bit hectic lately between drafting grant proposals and studying for my comprehensive exams.  I’ve been writing poetry consistently, but have been too lazy to go the extra mile and post it here, for which I’m very sorry.

This semester, because I’m actually done with coursework, I’m only taking one seminar.  I’ve been posting the reaction papers on my page, and if you’re interested in gender in Africa, which is the topic of the seminar, I encourage you to check them out.  It’s much easier to post academic papers as PDFs over there instead of converting them to blog posts here.  I encourage your comments and hectoring.

Here’s a paper on Nwando Achebe’s book The Female King of Colonial Nigeria: Ahebi Ugbabe.

Here’s one on Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí’s classic text The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses.

Here’s a paper on John Colman Wood’s book When Men Are Women: Manhood Among Gabra Nomads of East Africa.

And finally, here’s a paper on Lynn Schler’s recently published monograph Nation On Board: Becoming Nigerian At Sea.

Stay tuned for another paper this week!   And more poetry, I promise.   I really do.