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Adebe DeRango-Adem


Research Interests

20th-Century American and African-American Literatures, Poetry and Poetics, Postcolonial and Diaspora Studies, Interraciality in Literature, Ethics and Existentialism  


Selected Publications

Contributor, “Far Out!: Exile, Hipsterism, and the Existential Situation of the African-American Public Intellectual.”  In Global Academe: The Location of Public Intellectual Discourse.  Ed. Karyn Hollis and Silvia Nagy-Zekmi.  New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012. 

Featured poems, “Poemagogy” and “Alter/Native Horizons,” in Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora 9.2 (James Baldwin special issue), North Carolina State University.

Co-editor, with Andrea Thompson, Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, published by Inanna Publications, 2010, in Toronto, Ontario (288 pages, ISBN 978-1-926708-14-0).

Author, debut full-length poetry collection, Ex Nihilo, published by Frontenac House, 2010, in Calgary, Alberta; longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize in literature (70 pages, ISBN 978-1-897181-34-8).

Contributor, The African American National Biography, a joint project of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and Oxford University Press