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Prof. Abioseh Michael Porter

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Editor

Phone: (631) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: a***@***.edu
African Literature Association
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, New York 14456
United States

Company Description: The main web site for the African Literature Association.
Background

Employment History

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

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..
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Web References
African Literature Association
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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
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Abioseh Porter | Email Editor
Abioseh Porter, the English ...
thetriangle.org, 29 April 2014 [cached]
Abioseh Porter, the English department head for the past 11 years and a Drexel faculty member since 1986, said that the problem with the space for the Writing Center and the adjunct space has been an issue since he started, citing that the center's current placement is actually a step up from its previous, smaller location on the fifth floor of MacAlister, where the department is currently located. The office space for the adjunct professors was also moved to the basement from the fifth floor.
"My colleagues - fellow department heads and myself - always are having discussions with our dean about the space issue. I believe that [Dean Donna Murasko] is doing her best to alleviate the space situation, but it's been difficult because on a practical, pragmatic level the space has just not been there," Porter said.
Porter went on to talk about identical issues in the other departments, such as culture and communication or chemistry.
"Over the years, we've heard all kinds of stories and promises that they're working hard on providing the space. We've been told that they're looking at several different venues. We're still waiting to see how these promises will actually come [to] fruition," he said.
Porter also said there is still a need for better equipment in classrooms and classroom space in general.
Martin Jumbam: Interviews
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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
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