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Adélékè Adéèkó

Adélékè Adéèkó

Adélékè Adéèkó

Humanities Distinguished Professor, Dept of English


Areas of Expertise

  • Twentieth-Century British and American Literature
  • African American Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature & Criticism
  • Diasporic Black Literatures
  • Literary Theory (Deconstruction)
  • Anglophone African Literature
  • Yorùbá Literature & Orature


  • PhD, University of Florida
  • BA, MA, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

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