Academic and Nonfiction

  • (In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and The Creative Process. Ed. Jen Westmoreland Bouchard. Nashville, TN: Diversion Press. Forthcoming 2011.
  • Chapters on “Feminism” and “Sexuality,” in The Encyclopedia of the Caribbean, Ed. John Garrigus. New York, NY: Facts on File. Forthcoming 2011.
  • Chapters on “Queer,” “Bisexual,” “Camp,” “Homosexual” and “Metrosexual,” in The Encyclopedia of Gay Folklore. Ed. Mickey Weems. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. Forthcoming 2011.
  • “Calixthe Beyala’s Literary Mosaic: Individual Representations of Universal Female Experiences in a Diasporic Age,” in African Women Novelists: Re-imaging Gender. Eds. Anke Bartels and Mala Pandurang. New Dehli: Pencraft International Press, 2010.
  • “Representations of Diasporic Unbelonging: Surrealism in the Work of Biyi Bandele-Thomas and Yinka Shonibare,” in Migrations and Identities. Ed. Eve Rosenhaft. Liverpool, England: University of Liverpool Press, 2009.
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  • “Barbados and The Windw ard Islands: Protest and Revolt,” and “The Francophone Caribbean Women’s Movement,” and “Negritude,” in The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to Present. Ed. Immanuel Ness. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2009.
  • “Portrait of a Contemporary Griot: Orality in the Films and Novels of Ousmane Sembene,” in Journal of African Literature and Culture, No. 6., IRCALC, 2009. Download .pdf (116k)
  • “(Re)Writing the Martinican Subject: Surrealism and Natural Imagery in the Essays of Suzanne Césaire,” in Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics and Poetry, November 2009.
  • “Subverting ‘le mythe’: Language, Space, and the Politics of Immigration in Azouz Begag’s Le gone du chaâba and Ousmane Sembene’s Le docker noir,” in Context: Journal of Social and Cultural Studies, March 2009.
  • Chapters on “Brazil,” “Egypt,” “Haiti,” “Morocco,” “Trinidad and Tobago,” and “India,” in The Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide. Ed. Chuck Stewart. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2009.
  • Chapters on “The Democratic Republic of the Congo,” “Burundi,” and “Rwanda,” in The Encyclopedia of Children’s Issues in Africa. Ed. Laura Arnston. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.
  • “Spiritual Poetry: Michaela Sefler and Ebele Eko” in Journal of African Literature and Culture (JALC), Vol. 2, 2008. Download .pdf (60k)
  • Biographical entries on “Frantz Fanon,” “Aimé Césaire” and “Jamaica Kincaid,” in The Encyclopedia of Blacks in European History and Culture. Ed. Eric Martone. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.
  • “Representing ‘les multitudes’: Resisting Normative Definitions of Gender and Sexuality in Bessora’s Deux bébés et l’addition,” in Journal of African Literature (JAL), Vol. 3, 2008.
  • “‘L’illusion, c’est moi/La folie, c’est moi’ (‘I am illusion/I am madness’): Madness, Merging, and the Articulation of a Universal Female Suffering in Calixthe Beyala’s Tu t’appelleras Tanga,” in Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS), 2007. Download .pdf (48k)
  • “Poetics of Diaspora: ‘La ca’t,’ Surrealism, and Métissage in Bessora’s 53cm,”in Journal of African Literature and Culture (JALC), 2007.