Diedre L. Badejo

Selected Works

Nonfiction
A chapter in Connecting the Literacy Puzzle: Linking the Professional, Personal, and Social Perspectives, edited by Joanne Kilgour Dowdy and Sandra Golden (2012) reflecting my academic and cultural journey.
A penetrating work of literary and historical significance to the study and understanding of a major Yoruba female deity, Osun.
Written as social studies textbook that focuses on the contemporary African Union, a major global organization. The book explains its diverse functional committees and organs that are designed to address the complex challenges and opportunities of the vast African continent.
This chapter includes original Yoruba songs with translations that illustrate women's sense and expression of their authority and social responsibilities.

Academe's Guilded Stairway

Asked by Dr. Joanne Dowdy to reflect upon my journey to and within higher education, I wrote this essay which is one of nineteen essays in her edited book, Connecting the Literacy Puzzle: Linking the Professional, Personal, and Social Perspectives (2012). It weaves a narrative of experiences growing up in New York City that continue to influence my world views as well as engagement with our global and education communities.