“Peintre et sculpteur né à Memphis, Mississipi, Ikechukwu Okafor-Newsum est également professeur associé au Départment d'études afro-américaines et africaines de l'Université d'Ohio où il est spécialisé en littérature noire et économie politique africaine. In addition to being an established visual artist (primarily a sculptor and painter), Ikechukwu Okafor-Newsum is Associate Professor of Literature and Political Economy in the Department of African-American and African Studies at The Ohio State University (Columbus).”

Titulaire d’un Doctorat en Arts de l’université du Michigan, Il a publié de nombreuses études tournant autour de la littérature, des femmes, du langage et de la musique dont Popular Music, Appropriation, and Circular Culture of Labor Migration in Southern Africa: The case of South Africa and Malawi. co-écrit avec le professeur Lupenga Mphande. Ikechukwu Okafor-Newsum is the principal editor of Working Papers: The Black Woman, Challenges and Prospects for the Future (with Carlene Herb Young et al, 1991). He is author of Class, Language and Education: Class Struggle and Sociolinguistics in an African Situation (1990). Dr. Newsum is co-author of two books, The Use of English (with Adebisi Afolayan, 1983); and United States Foreign Policy Towards Southern Africa: Andrew Young and Beyond (with Olayiwola Abegunrin, 1987). His current research interests concern language (sociolinguistics), literature, and post-colonial theory. Dr. Newsum is adjunct associate professor in the Department of English and faculty associate in the Centers for African Studies and Folklore Studies and in the Department of Women’s Studies (OSU).

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