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Conferences and Publications

Conferences

Conference Organiser, Long Waves and Global Frequencies: World Literature and Broadcast Culture at the End of Empire, University of Warwick, 4th-5th September 2014

‘Voices of Ghana: Literature, Radio and Independence’, Department of History Seminar Series, University of Ghana, 2nd April 2014

‘Letting the Bird Speak without Breaking the Egg: a strategy in the writing of oral history’, Department of History Seminar Series, University of Ghana, October 2012

Conference Organiser, Postcolonial Studies Symposium, University of Warwick, 22nd June 2012

‘Conjuring the Dead: the creation of identity through the forgetting and remembering of slave histories’, Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, Middlesex University, 9th June 2012

‘Memory, Kodzi and Creative Writing: representing oral history in literary form’, History Books, University of Warwick, 8th June 2012

‘Companion to the King: re-reading Cugoano’s Fante upbringing’, Enslavement: colonial appropriations, apparitions, remembrance, University of Portsmouth, 17th June 2011

Conference Co-Organiser, Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture, Indo-Caribbean Studies Association, University of Warwick, 1st-2nd July 2010

'The Ethnographer and the Anglo-Fanti: reading Kobina Sekyi's 'The Blinkards' from an ethnographic perspective', Translation, Travel and Transnational Geographies, Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick, 5th-6th June 2009

Publications

Books

Shadows of Empire: Studies of European Fortifications in West Africa, co-edited with John Kwadwo Osei-Tutu (forthcoming)

Articles & Book Chapters

'Secrets of West African Slave Ancestry: Fante strategies of silence and the didactic narrative in Ghanaian Literature' in Journal of West African History

‘“And those beyond the sea”: reimagining the British at Cape Coast Castle’, Shadows of Empire: Studies of European Fortifications in West Africa, co-edited with John Kwadwo Osei-Tutu (forthcoming)

'The Smith Household: Cultural Politics, Trade and Slavery in a Nineteenth-Century Euro-African Family', Replenishing History: New Directions to Historical Research in the 21st Century in Ghana, ed. by Nana Yaw B. Sapong and J. Otto Pohl (Banbury: Ayebia, 2014)

Book Reviews

‘West African Narratives of Slavery: texts from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Ghana by Sandra E. Greene’, reviewed in Slavery and Abolition, vol 34, no 1 (2013)

Editorial Work

I am a member of the Editorial Committee for the Ghana Social Science Journal (June 2013-present).

Guyana Classics Library, The Caribbean Press:
  • Guianese Poetry by N. E. Cameron, co-editor with David Dabydeen, Letizia Gramaglia, et al (Coventry: The Caribbean Press, 2009)
  • The Chinese in British Guiana by Cecil Clementi, co-editor with David Dabydeen, Letizia Gramaglia, et al (Coventry: The Caribbean Press, 2009)
  • The Coolie: His Rights and Wrongs by John Edward Jenkins, co-editor with David Dabydeen, Letizia Gramaglia, et al (Coventry: The Caribbean Press, 2009)
  • The First Crossing by Theophilus Richmond, co-editor with David Dabydeen, Letizia Gramaglia, et al (Coventry: The Caribbean Press, 2009)

Other Publications

‘Travelling with my Father’, In the Beginning: an anthology of new writing, ed. by Mystie Hood, with Victoria Ellen Smith and Jonathan Taylor (Loughborough: Crystal Clear Creators, 2007) pg4

‘Dead Men’s Clothes’, The Coffee House, 14 (2006), pg5

‘What the Baobab Saw’, Spoken Word: writing for reading aloud, ed. by Deborah Tyler-Bennett (Loughborough: Crystal Clear Creators, 2005) pg70

‘Roundabout’, Spoken Word: writing for reading aloud, ed. by Deborah Tyler-Bennett (Loughborough: Crystal Clear Creators, 2005) pg65

‘Dump Your Doughnuts Babs, It’s Tasting Time’, Dead Letter Office, (www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ea/dead_letter_office, March 2004)

As Assistant Manager of Featherstone Education (2004-2006) I edited a number of titles on educational pedagogy and practice. I have also undertaken editorial work for Crystal Clear Creators.

 


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