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Research Interests

Chris Abani is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright. His fields of interest include African Poetics, World Literature, 20th Century British and American Literature, African Presences in Medieval and Renaissance Cultural Spaces, The Architecture of Cities and their Potential Symbiotic Relationship with their Populations, West African Music, Postcolonial and Transnational Theory, Robotics and Consciousness, Yoruba and Igbo Philosophy and Religion.

Education/Academic qualification

Gender, Society, and Culture, MA, Birkbeck University of London

English and Literary Studies, BA, Illinois State University

Literature and Creative Writing, PhD, University of Southern California

English, MA, University of Southern California

Research interests keywords

  • African literature
  • Creative writing
  • Gender Studies
  • Poetics and poetry
  • Postcolonial literature
  • The novel
  • Twentieth century literature


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