Ada-Uzoamaka Azodo

Adjunct Faculty in French
PORT 104HAda-Uzoamaka Azodo
Extension 3245
ada.azodo@purduecal.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of Lagos, 1991
M.A.
, University of Lagos, 1984
B. A.
, University of Ife, 1975
D.S.E.
, (Diplôme d’études supérieures de français, 3e degré), Université de Dakar, 1974


Areas of Expertise

  • Francophone African Literatures
  • African Diaspora Literatures

Selected Publications

Books

L’imaginaire dans les romans de Camara Laye. Vol. 4: New York, Berne, Paris: Peter Lang, 1993.

Emerging Perspectives on Ama Ata Aidoo. Ed. (and contributor). Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 1999.

Emerging Perspectives on Mariama Bâ. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2003.

Gender and Sexuality in African Literature and Film. Ed. (and contributor). Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2007a.

Emerging Perspectives on Aminata Sow Fall: The Real and The Imaginary in Her Novels. Ed. (and contributor). Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2007b.

Emerging Perspectives on Ken Bugul: From Alternative Choices to Oppositional Practices. Ed. (and contributor). Trenton: African World Press, 2009.

 

Academic Journal Articles

« Mémoire, Identité et Exil dans L’Africain de Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio ». [Collected Essays, 2011 African Literature Association annual conference, Ohio State University, Athens; forthcoming] Trenton, New Jersey: 2012.

« Emois de femme »: Méditations poétiques d’Évelyne-Berthe Agbo. » Palabres. Volume spéciale,  Bayreuth, 2001. 302-307.

“The Role of the Narratee in the Production of Meaning from Textual Discourse: The Example

of Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter.” Journal of the African Literature Association of America (JALA), Vol. 1, No. 1, Winter/Spring: 2007: 76-87.

“Ken Bugul’s Le baobab fou: A Female Story about A Female Body.” African Literature Today:

New Women’s Writing in African Literature. Vol. 24, Cambridge, England, 2004: 77-90.

“Surviving the Present, Winning the Future: Revisiting the African Novel and the Short Story.”

MOTS PLURIELS. No 9. February, 1999. http://motspluriels.arts.uwa.edu.au/MP999aua.html

“The Work in Gold as Spiritual Journey in Camara Laye’s The African Child.” Journal of

Religion in Africa (Univ. of Leeds), XX11, No. 1, 1994.

 

Research Interests

Theory of the Littérature-monde

Francophone African Writings of Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

 

Favorite Quote

« Nous stimulions le déferlement de vagues enfantines qui emportaient dans leur repli un peu de notre être » –Mariama Bâ