About the Author
Kenneth Harrow is professor of English and director of Comparative Literature at Michigan State University, USA. His areas of specialization are: African Literature and Cinema, Caribbean Literature, Third World Cinema and Postcolonial and Feminist Theory. He is the author of Thresholds of Change in African Literature (1990) and Less than One and Double (2002). He has edited several books including Faces of Islam in African Literature (1991); The Marabout and the Muse (1996); African Cinema: Postcolonial and Feminist Readings (1999); Research in African Literatures (1995 & 2001). He has held many awards and fellowships in several parts of the world. Kizitus Mpoche holds a PhD in English and Applied Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, UK. His main areas of research are Language Acquisition, Language Use, Language Description, and Multilingual Issues. He is co-editor of Language, Literature and Identity (2006). At present, he is senior lecturer at the University of Yaounde I where he has been instrumental in the organization of three international conferences based on collaborative research on Africa: Language, Literature and Identity (2005); Language, Literature and Education (2006) and Language, Literature and Social Interaction (2007). He has held a Commonwealth Scholarship Award.