Edward K. Ako ( obtained a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches in the Department of English of the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon. His research interests include Caribbean /Black British and African- American Literatures. He has previously published in Diogenes, Neo-Helicon, Research in African Literatures, Phylon, CLA Journal, Epasa Moto and Commonwealth. His Between and Within: Essays in Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literature will appear in April 2003 (Presses Universitaires de Yaounde).

Jorge J. Barrueto ( received his Ph.D. from The State University of New York at Albany. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Walsh University. His research interests are Postcolonial Theory, Cultural Studies, Language Methodology and Latin American Literature.

Chun-yen Jo Chen ( was a lecturer of Chinese at Princeton University and is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on the ethical dimension of postcoloniality in light of the problematic of writing, in the Department of Comparative Literature, Cornell University. Her interests include postcolonial theory and literature, theories on community, ethics in literature, Baudelaire, Benjamin, Freud, and contemporary Taiwanese literature. She has previously published on Theresa Hak-Kyung Cha in Taiwan.

Susan Muaddi Darraj (, completed an MA in English literature at Rutgers University and is pursuing a second MA in Writing at the Johns Hopkins University. Her essays, articles, and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in So To Speak, Sojourner, Calyx, Mizna, Al-Jadid, The Monthly Review, New York Stories, Women and Language, The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, and other forums. She lives in Baltimore, where she is completing a short story collection.

Klaus de Albuquerque, formerly Professor of Sociology/Anthropology at the College of Charleston until his death in December of 1999, was born in Uganda, raised in Kenya and received his Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic. He left an impressive body of scholarly work focused primarily on island demography, migration, and race and ethnicity. His more recent work involved the Caribbean drug trade, sustainable tourism development, and the link between tourism and crime and harassment. He also contributed short stories and more popular pieces to journals like Transactions, Wadabagei, Illuminations, and Jouvert(1998, v. 2, no. 2). "Goliath" was submitted by his long-time collaborator and friend, Jerome L. McElroy, (, Professor of Economics at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

Blossom N. Fondo ( is a graduate student in the Department of English of the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon. Her research interests include commonwealth/postcolonial studies and feminist theory.

Harry Garuba ( teaches at the Centre for African Studies and the English Department, University of Cape Town. His recent publications include "Negotiating the (Post)Colonial Impasse: Wole Soyinka's The Lion and the Jewel and Derek Walcott's Ti-Jean and His Brothers" (English Academy Review December 1999) and "The Island Writes Back: Discourse/Power and Marginality in Wole Soyinka's The Swamp Dwellers, Derek Walcott's The Sea at Dauphin, and Athol Fugard's The Island" (Research in African Literatures Winter 2001).

Helen Gilbert ( teaches in theatre studies and postcolonial literatures at the University of Queensland, where she also directs experimental performance work. Her books include the award-winning Sightlines: Race, Gender and Nation in Contemporary Australian Theatre (1998), Post-Colonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics (co-authored with Joanne Tompkins, 1996), and the recently edited anthology, Post-Colonial Plays (Routledge 2001). In the early 1980s, she worked as a nurse practitioner in several Inuit communities located in remote areas of Canada's central Arctic.

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.

Alicia Jenkins ( lives in New Jersey where her interests include Caribbean history and genealogy, as well as fine arts. She attended Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA and the University of Maryland in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, majoring in History & Fine Arts.

Emilian Kavalski ( is a Research Fellow at Loughborouogh University, UK, where he is completing his PhD studies. He has an MA (with Distinction) in Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature from the University of Warwick, UK, and MA in Comparative American Studies from St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria.

Kareva Mateata-Allain ( is of Ma'ohi and British parents and was raised with her mother's people on the island of Tahiti. She moved to the United States from Tahiti, holds an MA in English from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas and currently teaches English at the University of New Mexico while working on a PhD in Native American and Aboriginal Literatures. She travels back and forth between Tahiti and New Mexico and intends to act as a bridge between these two worlds; using her scholarship to not only bring a greater understanding of Tahiti and Ma'ohi literary production, but to also serve as a cultural and literary liaison for her people. She purports to contribute to minority literature in English through making available translations of Ma'ohi works and to write her own stories that have yet to be created. She has already translated Michou Chaze's Vai: A River in a Cloudless Sky, while Chantal Spitz' Island of Crushed Dreams and Humbo are translations in progress. Furthermore, one of her creative works, "Fenua Api" is published in the latest edition of an anthology of Ma'ohi writers entitled Littera'Ma'ohi no. 2.

Patrick McGee ( is a professor in English at Louisiana State University. He has authored books on Joyce, postmodernism, postcolonial studies, African-American literature, film, and cultural theory in general. His most recent book is Joyce Beyond Marx: History and Desire in "Ulysses" and "Finnegan's Wake" (2001). He is currently working on an autobiography, "King Kong in Memphis, Or How the Movies Made Me," and a critical study, "The Right to Wealth: A Meditation on the Hollywood Western."

Kevin Perromat Augustìn ( was graduated in Spanish and English Literature by the University of Seville. At the moment, he is involved in Translation Studies and Comparative Literature, and he is working on a project concerning the Hispanic Elements in Patagonian Natives' Narratives.

Reiland Rabaka ( is Assistant Professor of Africana Philosophy in the Department of Black Studies at California State University -- Long Beach, where he is also an Affiliate Professor in the American Studies program. His teaching and research interests include African philosophy, African Caribbean philosophy, African American philosophy, radical politics, critical social theory, and Africana women's studies. His work has been published in The Journal of Black Studies, The Talking Drum, The Encyclopedia of Black Studies, The Malcolm X Critical Reader, and The Frederick Douglass Encyclopedia. He is also a published poet, performance artist and musician, and has recorded two compact discs of his spoken-word/poetry with the avant-garde musical ensemble, Collective Consciousness. He is currently completing a book on Du Bois, W.E.B. Du Bois and the Africana Tradition of Critical Theory, which analyzes Du Bois's corpus for its contribution to the development of Africana critical theory of contemporary society.

K. Suneetha Rani ( teaches at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. Her areas of interest are Subaltern Literatures, Women's Writing, Translation and Comparative Literature. She translates from English to Telugu and Telugu to English. She has translated two Australian Aboriginal women's autobiographies and two Indian plays in English into Telugu.Her Ph.D. topic is Australian Aboriginal women's autobiographies.

Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem ( is a Ph.D. student in the English program at The Graduate Center of CUNY. Her M.A. (Queens College) was on psycholinguistic feminism in Theresa Cha's Dictee. Her research interests include contemporary women writers, postcolonial literature, trauma literatures, and literary, cultural and pedagogical theory. Maureen is a Teaching Fellow in the English and Women's Studies Departments at Hunter College. She has published articles and interviews in Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry, South Asian Review and Kavya Barathi.

Suzie Suriam ( is an Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Purdue University, who is currently visiting at the University of Southern California. She specializes in the theatre of West Africa and the African Diaspora with an emphasis on Black feminist writing. She has previously published with L'Annuaire théâtral (Québec), ╬uvres & critiques, etc.

Hechmi Trabelsi ( is Assistant Professor in English at the Faculté des Sciences Humaines et Sociales, University of Tunis. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on "The Place of Tradition in the Plays of Wole Soyinka," (a précis of which was published in 1993). He has since been teaching postcolonial theory and literature. His publications in the field include: "Twenty-Two Years of Research in English: A Performance Rating," in Cahiers de Tunisie, No. 166, "The Paradoxes of Postcoloniality," in Cahiers de Tunisie, No. 171, "Identity in the Maghreb: The Case of Tunisia," and "Education Systems and Curriculum Development," both in Educators' Contribution to the Peace Process, ed. By Garba Diallo (Helsingor, Denmark: IPC), "Waiting in the Future for the Past to Come: Premier Roman Tunisien d'Expression Anglaise," in Les Ecrivains Tunisiens en Langues Etrangères: Le Retour des Textes, ed. Med Salah Ben Amor (Tunis: General Services Editions, 2001), "Strategies of Obliteration in Colonial Literature: Heart of Darkness as a Case Study," in Cahiers de Tunisie, No. 181, "Globalisation and National Cultures," Cahiers du CERES, 2002. He is also the author of The Bardo Palaces. An English Translation published by the House of Representatives/Sagittaire Editions, 2000 and Back to Basics: An English Grammar Manual for University First-Cycle Students published in 2002 by the Tunisian Centre de Publication Universitaire.

Lamia Tayeb ( is a doctoral student in the department of English at the University of Manouba in Tunis. Her D.E.A (University of Manouba in Tunis) focused on the question of history, place and displacement in Doris Lessing's The Children Of Violence. She is writing her thesis on the theme of identity in the novels of Michael Ondaatje, David Malouf and Nadine Gordimer.

Bernard Wilson ( is a Lecturer in the Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University, Japan and has lived and taught in Singapore and Japan for most of the last decade. During this time he has published several articles in relation to Southeast Asian literature and culture. His areas of interest are New Literatures in English, East/West interpretations and related theory. He is due to complete his doctoral thesis on Malaysian Literature written in English at Flinders University of South Australia in early 2003.

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