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Akua Sarr

associate dean, college of arts & sciences


Ph.D. & M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Dartmouth College

Academic Specializations
West African literature, African and Black feminist studies, African autobiography, West African retentions in the Americas; literary representations of Africa in contemporary African-American literature.

Selected Publications

  • The Histories, Languages and Cultures of West Africa: Interdisciplinary Essays, edited by Akua Sarr, et al., Edwin Mellen Press, 2006
  • Black Women Writers' Contributions to Contemporary Feminist Discourse, Edwin Mellen Press, 2003
  • "African Women Writing: Mariama Ba" in The Chalkboard, March 2005
  • "The Absent Bodies of Fanon and Cesaire: Relocating Women in (His)Story: Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions and Myriam Warner Vieyra's Juletane" in Voices: The Wisconsin Review of African Languages and Literatures, 2000