Africa at Noon on February 8, 2017

“Pleasure and the African Text”

Ainehi Edoro
Assistant Professor
Marquette University

Time and Location

12:00pm, 206 Ingra­ham Hall, 1155 Obser­va­tory Drive, Madi­son, WI


Publishers, scholars, and critics have always encouraged readers to engage with African literary texts as documents that, first and foremost, address social and political issues. My presentation challenges this utilitarian and quasi-anthropological value placed on African writing.


Ainehi Edoro is an assistant professor at Marquette University where she teaches global anglophone literatures. She received her doctorate from Duke University. She is the editor of and was recently featured in New African Magazine’s 100 most influential African of 2016 list for her work in online publishing.