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Adeleke Adeeko

Adeleke Adeeko

Adeleke Adeeko

Humanities Distinguished Professor, Department of English



570 Denney Hall
164 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio

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Areas of Expertise

  • Yoruba Literature
  • Literary Theory
  • African American Literature
  • Anglophone Literatures of Africa, South Asia, and the Caribb


  • Ph.D. (University of Florida).
  • B.A., M.A. (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)

My teaching and research interests are, in no particular order of importance, Yoruba Literature, literary theory, African American Literature, and Anglophone literatures of Africa, south Asia, and the Caribbean. I am the author of Proverbs, Textuality, and Nativism in African Literature (1998) and The Slave's Rebellion: Literature, History, Orature (2005). I guest edited a special issue of Research in African Literatures 40:4 (Winter 2009) on writing about slavery in the African diaspora. My ongoing research projects are "Animist" Poetics in African American Poetry and Praise Culture in Lagos, Nigeria.

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