SOAS University of London

African Languages, Cultures and Literatures Section

Dr Kwadwo Osei-Nyame, Jnr

BA (Ghana), DPhil (Oxon)
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Kwadwo Osei-Nyame, Jnr
African Languages, Cultures and Literatures Section

Lecturer in African Literature

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)


Centre of African Studies


Dr Kwadwo Osei-Nyame, Jnr
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Literature; Cultural Studies; African Studies.



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.


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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 Chapters

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2009) 'Ama Ata Aidoo'. In: Parini, Jay, (ed.), British writers. Supplement XV. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, pp 1-14.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2007) 'Toward the Decolonization of African Postcolonial Theory: The Example of Kwame Appiah’s In My Father’s House vis-à-vis Ama Ata Aidoo’s Our Sister Killjoy, Helon Habila’s Waiting for an Angel, and Ike Oguine’s A Squatter’s Tale'. In: Klein, Tobias Robert and Auga, Ulrike and Prüschenk, Viola, (eds.), Texts, Tasks, and Theories: Versions and Subversions in African Literatures 3. Leiden: Brill, pp 78-100.

Osei-Nyame Jnr., Kwadwo (2007) 'The Wizard of the Crow: Ngugi wa Thiong’o in Conversation with Kwadwo Osei-Nyame, Jnr'. In: Pandurang, Mala, (ed.), Ngugi wa Thiong’o: An Anthology of Recent Criticism. New Delhi: Pencraft International, pp 26-40.

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.. Delhi: 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.

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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