|OUSSEINA D. ALIDOU is from the Niger Republic ( West Africa). She is currently Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Literature in the Department of Modern Languages at Cleveland State University. Her main areas of teaching and research are Francophone Studies, Hausa language, and African literature. She is a co-ordinator of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. Her works include: A Thousand Flowers. Structural Adjustment and the Struggle for Education in Africa (2000) of which she is a co- editor.|
|F. ODUN BALOGUN is a writer and a scholar. He teaches at Delaware State University and has published extensively, including two books of literary studies, Tradition and Modernity in the African Short Story (Greenwood, 1991) and Ngûgî and African Postcolonial Narrative: The Novel as Oral Narrative in Multigenre Performance ( 1997). In addition to his award- winning short-story collection Adjusted Lives ( 1995, his fiction has appeared in anthologies in English, French, German, Swedish and other languages. The essay published here is from his book in progress The Geography of the Ego: Self, Place and Identity Narration in Black Literature. He recently completed his first novel Immigrant Story: The Call of the West ( 1999).|
|NANCY TOPPING BAZIN is an eminent scholar and professor of English at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She has directed three women's studies programs (Rutgers, Pittsburgh, and Old Dominion) and, from 1985 to 1989, chaired the Old Dominion English Department. Dr. Bazin has published two books-- Virginia Woolf and the Androgynous Vision ( 1973) and Conversations with Nadine Gordimer ( 1990)--and forty articles. In addition to essays on Margaret Atwood, Edith Wharton, Marge Piercy, Anita|
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Publication information: Book title: African Visions:Literary Images, Political Change, and Social Struggle in Contemporary Africa. Contributors: Cheryl B. Mwaria - Editor, Silvia Federici - Editor, Joseph McLaren - Editor. Publisher: Praeger Publishers. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 2000. Page number: 275.
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