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Christopher Ouma

 

Christopher Ouma

Associate Professor

christopher.ouma@uct.ac.za

A/Prof. Christopher Ouma holds a Doctorate from the Department of African Literature at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and a BA (1st Class Hons) from Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. He holds a joint appointment with Department of English Literary Studies at UCT. His research and teaching interests include the broader field of contemporary African and African Diasporic literary and cultural production. He is interested in African popular culture and black print cultures. He has held fellowships at the Open University Milton Keynes London, University of the Johannesburg and recently the Mandela Fellowship at Harvard University. Ouma is the author of Childhood in Contemporary Diasporic African Literature: Memories and Futures Past (Palgrave Macmillan 2020).  He has co-edited The Spoken Word Project: Stories Travelling through Africa. He is currently co-editor of the Journal Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies.