Four 2017 African Humanities Programme (AHP) Fellows hosted at CAS
Recently, CAS hosted four fellows from Ghana and Nigeria as part of the American Council of Learned Societies Federation (ACLS).
The program which seeks to reinvigorate the humanities in Africa through fellowship competitions and related activities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda is in partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York. AHP offers African scholars an integrated set of opportunities to develop individual capacities and to promote formation of scholarly networks. The African Humanities Program supports the Carnegie Corporation’s efforts to develop and retain African academics at universities in Africa. Currently AHP Fellows may take residencies at six institutes from South Africa to Senegal, Ghana to Tanzania.
The fellows engaged in research during their stay through access to the UCT Library’s Special Collections and the weekly seminars hosted at CAS which involve researchers from a number of countries (China, South Korea, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Europe, the US etc.).
The 2017 fellows are:
Dr Chinenye Amonyeze from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Theatre Arts. His research focus is on Navigating Intersectionality: Same Sex Desire and Disidentification in Selected Nigerian Fiction.
Dr. David Udoinwang, is lecturer within the Department of English, Akwa Ibom State University, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD in English (Literature) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and has been an academic at Benson Idahosa University, Benin City. He presented a seminar on Kwame Nkrumah’s pan-Africanist vision through Femi Osofisan’s Nkrumah ni… Africa ni!
Kwame Osei-Poku researches English Literature at the University of Ghana, Legon, on Ideology and Identity in Selected African Authored Travelogues in The West African Review Magazine in The Pre-Independence Period. This dissertation focuses on significant issues about identity and ideology in three categories of selected archived travelogues published in the West African Review magazine during the pre-independence period. His doctoral research on African travel writing is breaking new ground in the emerging field of African-authored travel writing studies.
Justice Eddie Quainoo is a doctoral candidate at the Department of English, University of Ghana. He engages with texts and practices to explore significant issues of emerging discourses, power, ideology, identity, subjectivity, etc. His current research project is a corpus-driven discourse analysis of Ghanaian presidential inaugural addresses.