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Prof. Abioseh Michael Porter

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Professor and Department Head

Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19104
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1891, Drexel (http://www.drexel.edu) is widely recognized for its focus on technology and experiential learning. The first major university to operate a...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Professor of English and Department Head
    Drexel University
  • Head of English and Philosophy Department
    Drexel University
  • Editor
    Journal of the African Literature Association
  • Editor, Online Access Coming Soon..
    Journal of the African Literature Association
  • Editor
    African Literature Association
  • Head of the Department of English and Philosophy
    University of Drexel

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Diploma , Education
    Fourah Bay College
  • Bachelor of Arts degree , French and English
    Fourah Bay College
  • Doctorate , Comparative Literature
  • Master of Arts Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts degree , French and English and..
29 Total References
Web References
Martin Jumbam: Interviews
www.martinjumbam.net [cached]
Recently, I conducted a series of interviews with Professor Abioseh Michael Porter, Head of the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of Drexel in Philadelphia, USA, on Cameroonian and African literatures.
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Prof. Abioseh Porter on the State of African Literature: The Complete Interview
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After numerous requests from readers, I have compiled my seven-part interview with Professor Abioseh Porter of Drexel University into a single downloadable document.
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"There has been a Nobel Laureate in literature from just about every part of Africa," says Professor Abioseh Michael Porter.
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In this final part of his interview on African creative writing, Professor Porter talks, among other things, about the contribution of African writers to world literature and what it takes to be a good teacher of African literatures as well as the place of African literatures, in particular, and African studies, as a whole, in most North American universities.
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"The Internet is becoming a burgeoning forum for African creative writing worth watching," says Professor Abioseh Porter in Part Six of his interview.
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In this last but one part of his interview on Cameroonian and African creative writing, Professor Abioseh Michael Porter talks, among other things, about the different generations of African writers and points to the Internet as a forum that can foster creative writing in Africa. P3130033
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In the fifth part of his interview, Professor Porter talks about the Fonlon-Nichols Prize, which the African Literature Association (ALA) created to reward excellence in African creative writing. He tells us why the ALA decided to jointly honour Dr.
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Continue reading "Part Five of Professor Abioseh Porter's thoughts on Cameroonian and African writing.
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In the Fourth Part of his interview, Professor Porter talks about the role non-Cameroonian critics, like himself, have played in the promotion of Cameroonian literature. The North American-based African Literature Association (ALA) and its Bulletin, the ALA Bulletin, of which Professor Porter is the Editor, have been very instrumental, not only in promoting Cameroonian, and other African literatures, but also in their outspoken
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Professor Abioseh Michael Porter on Cameroonian literature (Part Three): Abbia was a wonderful magazine
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In Part Three of his interview on Cameroonian literature, Professor Abioseh Michael Porter, laments the demise of one of Dr. Fonlon's literary legacies: the internationally renowned magazine Abbia, whose motto, which was so dear to Dr. Fonlon, was "Not merely to recount what has been, but to share in moulding what should be".
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Continue reading "Professor Abioseh Michael Porter on Cameroonian literature (Part Three): Abbia was a wonderful magazine" >
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In Part Two of this interview, Professor Abioseh Porter talks about his encounters in Cameroon, focusing particular attention on Dr. Bernard Nsokika Fonlon, an outstanding
African Literature Association
www.africanlit.org, 8 Dec 2013 [cached]
Abioseh Porter JALA Editor
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Any individual or company interested in sending out notice of upcoming event, publication, etc should contact Abioseh Porter.
African Literature Association
www.africanlit.org, 8 Dec 2013 [cached]
Abioseh Porter, Editor | Email
African Literature Association
www.africanlit.org, 8 Dec 2013 [cached]
Abioseh Porter | Email Editor
Fonlon-Nichols Award
www.fonlon-nichols.org, 2 June 2010 [cached]
Abioseh Porter (Drexel University) Mineke Schipper (University of Leiden)
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