Madhu Krishnan

Madhu Krishnan, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of 20th /21st Century Postcolonial Writing, University of Bristol, is the author of Contemporary African Literature in English: Global Locations, Postcolonial Identifications (2014). Her work centres on African and African diaspora writing, publishing and culture, with a particular focus on the intersection between aesthetics, socio-political interventions and cultural materialism in the making of African literary institutions. She has published widely in the field of African literatures in journals including Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Textual Practice and Comparative Literature Studies, and is guest editor of forthcoming issues of Research in African Literatures and Wasafiri.

Her forthcoming monograph, Writing Spatiality in West Africa: Colonial Legacies and the Anglophone /Francophone Novel, will be released by James Currey Press’s African Articulations series in 2018, and she convenes the AHRC Research Network, ‘Small Magazines, Literary Networks and Self-Fashioning in Sub-Saharan Africa’, as well as the ‘Ethics, Affect and Responsibility: Global Citizenship.

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