Andrew Armstrong ( is currently completing a Ph.D. in contemporary African Narrative, text and film, in the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Literatures at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. His research interests include War and social turbulence, Urban representations and youth identities in the African narrative. He has previously published with The Journal of African Cultural Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and The Literary Griot.

Sarah Bartlett ( weaves, writes, and dispenses wisdom to musicians in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been published in Synthesis/Regeneration. She received a B.A. in Anthropology from Berry College in 2001.

Mohammed Ben Jelloun ( is a doctoral candidate in Sociologie de la défense et études stratégiques at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France. He is a former Ph.D. student in political science at Stockholm University, Sweden. He is currently completing his Ph.D. dissertation, "The Idealist/Realist Discourse of US Foreign Policy." His research interests are focused on Nietzsche's political theory and the idea of self-determination in US foreign policy.

Tapati Bharadwaj ( is a Ph.D. student in the English department at Loyola University, Chicago. Her interests include postcolonial feminist theories, and modern and postmodern literatures.

David Buuck ( lives in San Francisco, where he co-edits Tripwire, a journal of arts and poetics. He is currently pursuing a PhD in the History of Consciousness program at UC-Santa Cruz, working on the cultural politics of globalization. Recent critical and creative work has appeared in Artweek, Object, h2so4, and elsewhere.

Kevin Cryderman ( completed his Master's degree in English Literature at the University of Victoria, Canada in April 2002. Kevin is currently deciding where to apply for a PHD program, with the eventual goal of tenured professorship. His interests include rhetoric, audience, psychology, authorship, media and technology, historiography, and spectatorship, as well as the intersection between postcolonial and queer theory. His temporal areas of focus are the late middle ages (especially 1380-1409), the eighteenth century, and the late twentieth century. Aside from academics, Kevin writes and records his own folk, pop, and rock music, and pursues creative writing, particularly prose. He is currently working on a novel called Sex in the Stream of Consciousness (a.k.a. Death of the Author).

Elizabeth DeLoughrey ( is an Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University. She is completing a book entitled Routes and Roots: Navigating Pacific and Caribbean Literatures and has previously published articles in journals such as Ariel, Thamyris, Span, and Journal of Caribbean Literatures. She is currently on fellowship at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell.

Geetha Ganapathy-Doré ( was born in India, was formerly a French Government Fellow at the University of Paris 7, and is currently Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Paris 13. Professor Ganapathy-Doré has widely published on Indian and Sri Lankan writing in English and also translated a few Tamil short stories into French.

Rawi Hage ( was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and immigrated to Canada in 1992. He is a writer and visual artist. His writing has appeared in The Toronto Review, Mizna, Al-Jadid, Sirai, and Fuse. He just completed a collection of short stories. His Visual work has been shown in various galleries, museums and little cafés around the world. He lives in Montreal until further notice.

John Hickman ( is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at Berry College. He has done field work in Costa Rica, Cambodia, Japan, Romania, and Sri Lanka, and has been published in American Politics Research, Comparative Strategy, Contemporary South Asia, East European Quarterly, Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Science, and Women & Politics. His current research is on the future United Nations-Cambodian War Crimes Tribunal.

Joy Mahabir ( is a lecturer in the Department of Africana Studies at SUNY Stony Brook where she teaches classes on Caribbean, African, and African-American literature and culture. Her book, Miraculous Weapons: Revolutionary Ideology in Caribbean Culture, is forthcoming from Peter Lang in 2003.

Manjul received his B.A. and M.A. in literature from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, where he now teaches. One of Nepal's leading poets, he has received the Kavita Utsav Puraskaar Honor for Poetry from the Royal Nepal Academy, as well as many other awards for his writing. His first book of poems was published in 1968; his most recent, Scenes from a Village, in 1999. For more about his life and work, please see his artist's statement.

Rini Bhattacharya Mehta ( is a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is writing her dissertation on the construction of Cultural Nationalism and National Hinduism in 19th century India. She is also interested in Postcolonial Theory and Literatures, Post-structuralism, Film Studies, and the impact of Globalization on the Third World.

Pramod K. Nayar ( teaches at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, India. A Smuts Visiting Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK during 2000-2001, he is currently working at a book on British Travel Writing on India, 1600-1800. His latest work, Literary Theory Today (New Delhi: Asia Book Club-Prestige) appeared in January 2002.

Ibrahima Ndiaye (, Docteur d'Etat, is an Associate Professor of English and British postmodern literature. He has been teaching French and English for Specific Purposes (Electromechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, etc.) at the École Supérieure Polytechnique, Centre de Thiès (Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal) for twenty years now. His current research interests are focused on critical theory, on representations of gender in colonial and post-colonial fiction on Africa, and on the relationships between space and empowerment.

Chimalum Nwankwo ( is an Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University, where he specializes in African, World, American, and African American literatures. He received his first degree in English from the University of Nigeria, and the MA, MFA, and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. His publications include a play (The Triumpet Parable), three volumes of poetry, and a critical study of Ngugi Wa Thiong'o. His The Womb in the Heart & Other Poems was published in 2002, and he is awaiting the Fall 2002 publication of his study of Flora Nwapa's work, The Goddess Program. Dr. Nwankwo serves as reader and consultant for many U.S. and British journals; he has just returned from the University of Nigeria as a Senior Fulbright Fellow.

Champa Patel ( is a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham, England. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis on sport, race and civil rights, particularly Pan-African rhetoric as expressed by sporting personalities. She is also an executive committee member of The National Black Youth Forum, which develops projects for young people, as well as working as a consultative partner with the UK Home Office on policy regarding racism and xenophobia.

Susan Simone ( has shifted her career from university teaching to professional photography, specializing in community-oriented documentary work. Her projects include "Lives of Cuban Women," "We Are All Housekeepers," "Fotos Del Pueblo," and "Celebration 2000 (Habitat for Humanity). For more about her work, please see her artist's statement and/or visit her website.

Richard Talbot ( is a Bachelor of Music graduate from University of Toronto (2000). By day he is the founder of Notorious Networks, a PC Consulting & Technology company. By night he is a struggling author. "Total Bull" represents Richard's first published work in post-colonial appropriation and objectification. He is currently working on a coming-of-age novel centred on the Montreal Massacre.

M. M. Thakur was born in Singhwara, Darbhanga, Bihar in India on 17 October 1932. He studied at Patna College, Patna University, where he received his B.A. with Honors in English in 1953 and a Masters of Arts in English in 1955, standing first in both and winning many awards and gold medals. He taught English at Patna University (1955-1963) and then at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu Nepal under the Columbo Plan (1965-1967). He was a Teaching Fellow in Indian Religion at McMaster University in Ontario Canada (1965-1967) and served as editor for the English Weekly Seven from Patna in 1967-68. After his return to India, he set up the Singhwara Ashram for retreat and community work (1970-1982). He returned to Tribhuvan University as a Visiting Professor from 1983 to 1994, and is now Professor Emeritus of English at B.R.A. Bihar University at Muzafferpur, India, under the University Grants Commission in New Delhi. His books and translations include Nepal A Miscellany (1975), an English translator of Tulsidasa's Hanuman Chalisa (1974) and Thus Spake Bhisma (1992), as well as selected poems of Lakshmi Prasad Devkota in English (1998). He was awarded the Sahitya Akadamy Translation Prize in 1999 for his translation in Maithili of Tarashankar Bandhopadhyaya's classic Bengali novel Arogya Niketan.

Richard Whisnant ( is Associate Professor of Public Law and Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Director of the Environmental Finance Center at UNC ( His field isenvironmental law and policy. He works as a videographer and sound recordist in order to improve his skills as an environmental educator.

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