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African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellows


Through fellowship competitions, regional workshops, and peer networking, the African Humanities Program provides support to the humanities in five African countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The centerpiece of the program is the distribution of fellowships to African scholars in these countries for work on dissertations, research projects, and scholarly manuscripts. Postdoctoral awards are listed below; also see dissertation completion awards.The program is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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Please note: affiliations shown are as of time of award. Please click on fellows' names for current information.

Ezinwanyi Edikanabasi Adam
Ezinwanyi Edikanabasi Adam|Abstract

Lecturer II, Languages & Literacy, Babcock University - Survival Tendencies and Strategies of Nigerian Women Against ‘Waiting-Motherhood’, Child-Succession-Syndrome and other Stereotypes in Selected Contemporary Fiction

Edgar Fred Nabutanyi
Edgar Fred Nabutanyi|Abstract

Lecturer, Literature, Makerere University - Illocutionary Power of Child-Focalised Post-1990 African Fictional Texts in English

Adetunji Kazeem Adebiyi
Adetunji Kazeem Adebiyi|Abstract

Lecturer II, English, University of Ibadan - Poetics of Disillusionment and Dialectical Temper in Post-apartheid Poetry

Dion Nkomo
Dion Nkomo|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, African Languages, Rhodes University - Bilingual Dictionaries for Post-colonial Africa: South African and Zimbabwean Case Studies

Lorraine Dalmae Adkins
Lorraine Dalmae Adkins|Abstract

Lecturer (part-time), English Literary Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - "Selfhood in South African Poetry: A Bakhtinian Approach"

Olabode Wale Ojoniyi
Olabode Wale Ojoniyi|Abstract

Lecturer II, Arts, Osun State University - In My Mother’s House: Counter Discourse in Tracie Chima Utoh-Ezeajugh Radical Drama

Ufuoma Akpojivi
Ufuoma Akpojivi|Abstract

Lecturer, Media Studies, University of Witwatersrand - The Negotiated Space: Citizens Empowerment and Disempowerment

Babatunde Joshua Omotosho
Babatunde Joshua Omotosho|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Federal University Oye-Ekiti - Socio-cultural implications of Household sepulchres among the Ekiti-Yorubas of southwest Nigeria

Theresah Patrine Ennin
Theresah Patrine Ennin|Abstract

Lecturer, English, University of Cape Coast - Representations of men and masculinities in Ghanaian literature and Film

Omon Merry Osiki
Omon Merry Osiki|Abstract

Lecturer II, History & Strategic Studies, University of Lagos - Quid Pro Quo?: A History of Newspaper Reportage of Immigrant Expulsions in Ghana and Nigeria

Amaka Catherine Ezeife
Amaka Catherine Ezeife|Abstract

Lecturer I, English and Literature, Nwafor Orizu College of Education - Cultural Metaphor and Gender Ideology Construction in Selected Nigerian Novels

Ayodele Adekunle Osisanwo
Ayodele Adekunle Osisanwo|Abstract

Lecturer II, English, University of Ibadan - Discursive Construction of the War on Terrorism in Nigeria

Paula Fourie
Paula Fourie|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Music, Stellenbosch University - "Ghoema vannie Kaap": The life and work of Taliep Petersen (1950-2006)

Eric Debrah Otchere
Eric Debrah Otchere|Abstract

Lecturer, Music & Dance, University of Cape Coast - Seashore harmonies: the message in the songs of a dying fishing culture

Claudia Gastrow
Claudia Gastrow|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology, University of Witwatersrand - Negotiated Settlements: Urban Aesthetics and the Production of Citizenship in Luanda, Angola

Sola Emmanuel Owonibi
Sola Emmanuel Owonibi|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, English Studies, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria - The Interface between Poetry and Therapy in the Nigerian Literary Tradition

George Okedinachi Iloene
George Okedinachi Iloene|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Languages & Lingistics, Ebonyi State University - Safeguarding Koring Language

Oritsegbubemi Anthony Oyowe
Oritsegbubemi Anthony Oyowe|Abstract

Lecturer, Philosophy & Ethics, University of the Western Cape - Personhood and the Practical: A Narrative-Based Conception

Danson Sylvester Kahyana
Danson Sylvester Kahyana|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Literature, Makerere University - Negotiating (Trans)national Identities in Ugandan Literature

Ernest Angu Pineteh
Ernest Angu Pineteh|Abstract

English, Cape Peninsula University of Technology - Memories of victimisation, resilience and Heroism: A narrative study of the xenophobic experiences of Somali migrants in Bellville, Cape Town

Antoni Majémbe Keya
Antoni Majémbe Keya|Abstract

Lecturer, Linguistics, University of Dar es Salaam - Interrogating Compassion for the Electorate in Tanzania's Parliamentary Q&A Sessions

Mpale Yvonne Silkiluwasha
Mpale Yvonne Silkiluwasha|Abstract

Lecturer, Literature, University of Dar es Salaam - Orality in Postcolonial African Children's Literature

Charne Lavery
Charne Lavery|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, English, University of Witwatersrand - Writing the Indian Ocean

Gugulethu Siziba
Gugulethu Siziba|Abstract

Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University - Language and the body as sites of (un)making the 'Other': Zimbabwean migrants' passage in Johannesburg, South Africa

Nomusa Makhubu
Nomusa Makhubu|Abstract

Lecturer, Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa - Interventionism, Art and Protest: Renegotiating Urban Spaces of Africa

Ignatius Khan Ticha
Ignatius Khan Ticha|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Literary Studies, Cape Peninsula University of Technology - Literary representations of poverty in selected novels of Meja Mwangi and Roddy Doyle

Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi
Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi|Abstract

African Languages, University of Witwatersrand - Post-1994 Black Opera: South Africa's political and cultural life through art music

Thecla Ngozi Udemmadu
Thecla Ngozi Udemmadu|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Drown the Female Child and Bring Home the Male: Interrogating Gender Tensions in Igbo Folklore

Levis Mugumya
Levis Mugumya|Abstract

Assistant Lecturer, Lingusitics & English Language Studies, Makerere University - News reporting in Uganda: a cross-linguistic and textual exploration of newspaper genres

John Wakota
John Wakota|Abstract

Lecturer, Literature, University of Dar es Salaam - The Making and Remaking of Gender Relations in Tanzanian Fiction