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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Dr Kwadwo Osei-Nyame, Jnr

BA (Ghana), DPhil (Oxon)

Overview

Kwadwo Osei-Nyame, Jnr
Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Lecturer in African Literature

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Member

Name:
Dr Kwadwo Osei-Nyame, Jnr
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4377
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
402

Biography

Literature; Cultural Studies; African Studies.

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Louisa Uchum Egbunike, The Igbo Experience in the Igbo-Nigerian Novel
  • Portia Owusu, Spectres from the Past: the Politics of Memory and Slavery in contemporary Ghanaian, Nigerian and African-American literature

Research

Postcolonial writing with special reference to Anglophone literatures and Francophone and Lusophone writing in translation; African-American literature, Afro-Caribbean literary and cultural discourses; narratives and memorializations of the African Diaspora experience in literature and music; African and African Diasporic oral literature(s); nationalism and pan-Africanism in literature; the relationship between literature, performance cultures, human rights, civil liberties and African development; African cultural and linguistic studies with special reference to the Akan/Twi, Mfantse/Fante, Ewe, and Ga people(s) of Ghana and the Igbo of Nigeria. Areas of sustained interest on Ghanaian cultural studies on the Akan, Ewe, Fante and Ga people(s) include inter-marriage(s) between Ghanaians and other nationalities; assessments of Ghanaian marriage law, Ghanaian customary law and customary marriage in Ghana vis-à-vis English law; cultural practices in relation to sport in Africa particularly Ghana and Nigeria; cultural discourses on cuisine and nutrition in Ghana; alternative medical systems in Ghana with reference to so-called traditional and modern practices; cultural discourses on speech and silence; African prison narratives; African and African Diasporic religion and spirituality; etc.

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Africa
Country Expertise
  • Botswana
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
Languages
  • Akan
  • Ewe
  • Ga

Publications

Book Chapters

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2006) 'Gender and National Consciousness in Chinua Achebe: "Marriage is a Private Affair" and Things Fall Apart.' In: Pandurang, M., (ed.), Chinua Achebe. An Anthology of Recent Criticism. Pencraft International, pp. 67-88.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2004) 'Images of London in African Literature: Ama Ata Aidoo's Our Sister Killjoy and Dambudzo Marechera's The Black Insider.' In: Phillips, L., (ed.), The Swarming Streets. Twentieth-Century Literary Representations of London. New York: Rodopi, pp. 175-197.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2001) 'Introduction: Afro-Trinbagonians and the Politics of Self-Empowerment: A Pregmatic and Revolutionary Approach.' In: Cudjoe, S., (ed.), Afro-Trinbagonians: No longer Blinded By Our Eyes. Massachusetts: Calaloux Publications, pp. 1-12.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2001) 'African Poetry.' In: Roberts, N., (ed.), A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 249-63.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2000) 'The Bildungsroman, or, the Novel of Education in African Postcolonial Fiction: Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions.' In: Nixon, P., (ed.), Representations of Education in Literature. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 233-253.

Articles

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2002) 'Writing between 'Self' and 'Nation': Nationalism, (Wo)manhood and Modernity in Bessie Head's The Collector of Treasures and Other Botswana Village Tales.' Journal of the Short Story in English. Les Cahiers de la Nouvelle, 39 . pp. 91-107.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2002) 'Roundtable Discussion: Vikki Bell, Timothy Bewes, Priyamvada Gopal, Azzedine Haddour, Neil Lazarus, Kwadwo, Osei-Nyame, Jnr, Benita Parry, Gautam Premnath.' New formations : a journal of culture, theory, politic, 47 (Sp . pp. 46-65.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2002) 'On Revolutionary Humanism: The Existentialist Legacy of Frantz Fanon.' New formations : a journal of culture, theory, politic, 47 (Sp . pp. 27-31.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2001) 'Gender, Nationalism and the Fictions of Identity in Chinua Achebe's A Man of the People.' Commonwealth Novel in English, 9 & 10 . pp. 242-260.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2000) 'Gender and Narrative of Identity in Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God.' Commonwealth: Essays and Studies, 22 (2). pp. 25-34.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (1999) 'Ngugi wa Thiong'o's 'Matigari' and the politics of decolonization.' ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, 30 (3). pp. 127-140.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (1999) 'Chinua Achebe writing culture: representation of gender and tradition in ''Things Fall Apart''.' Research in African Literatures, 30 (2). pp. 148-164.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (1999) 'The nation as imagined community: Chinua Achebe's 'No longer at Ease'.' Kunapipi, 21 (1). pp. 30-41.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (1999) 'The nation between the genders: Tsitsi Dangaremba's 'Nervous Conditions'.' Current Writing, 11 (1). pp. 55-66.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (1998) 'Love and nation: Fanon's African revolution and Ayi Kwei Armah's ''The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born''.' Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 33 (2). pp. 97-107.

Book Reviews

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2001) 'Review of A Adams, A Mayes edition, 'Mapping Intersections African Literature and Africa's Development'.' Journal of the International African Institute, 71 (2). pp. 317-318.

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