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Selected Academic Publications

Journal Articles

“Birthing Orality in Mother Tongue Ebonics: Sistah Sonia Speaks.” In The Literary Griot, 10,2 (Fall 1998) 85-94.

"African Feminism: Mythical and Social Power of Women of African Descent." Research African Literatures. 29, 2 (Summer 1998) 92-111.

"Òsun Sèègèsí: The Deified Power of African Women and the Social Ideal." in Dialogue & Alliance 9, 2. Fall/Winter 1995, 55-66.

"Òsun Sèègèsí: The Deified Power of African Women and the Social Ideal." rpt. The Literary Griot 7, 1& 2 Spring 1995, 89-100.

Eloi Coli, Diedre Badejo, Nourou Yacoubou, et Ousseynou Traore (co-authors) “La Porte Sans Retour: Recit Oral de Captivite a L’ile de Goree. The Literary Griot. 1995: 7, 1&2, 1-19.

"African Bibliography: 1989 Annual." Guest Contributing Editor. Callaloo: A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters. Baltimore, Md: JohnsHopkins University Press (Spring 1990).

"Studies of African Literatures: An Annual Annotated Bibliography, 1988." Editor. Callaloo: A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters. Johns Hopkins University Press. (Fall 1989), 848-909.

"The Goddess Osun as a Paradigm for African Feminist Criticism." Atlanta: Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women. (Summer 1989), 27-32.

"The Yoruba and Afro-American Trickster: A Contextual Comparison." Paris: Presence Africaine. 3rd Quarterly, (1988) 3-17.

"Of Egungun and Demagogues in Three Works by Wole Soyinka." Black American Literature Forum. (Winter 1988) vol. 22, #4, 663-682.

"Unmasking the Gods: The Egungun Motif in Three Works by Wole Soyinka." Theatre Journal. (May 1987) 204-214.

"Leisurely Reading for Young People." Proceedings of the Association of Nigeria Annual Conference. Zaria, Nigeria: Ahmadu Bello University (1983).

Book Chapters

“Osun: Yoruba Goddess in Nigeria and the African Diaspora.” Goddesses in World Culture: Asia and Africa, v1. Patricia Monaghan (ed). California: Praeger, 2011: 263-276.

“Sango and the Elements: Gender and Cultural Discourses.” Oba Koso: The Images of Sango in West Africa and the African Diaspora. Joel E. Tishken, Toyin Falola, and Akintunde Akinyemi (eds). Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009: 111-134.

“The Pathways of Osun as Cultural Synergy.” Orisa Devotion as World Religion: The Globalization of Yoruba Religious Culture. Jacob Olupona and Terry Rey (eds). Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, Winter 2008: 250-265.

“Gender Ideology, Global Africa, and the Challenges for Pan-Africanism and Pan-African Studies in the 21st Century. The Place of Research and Studies in the Development of Africa and the African Diaspora. Tunde Babawale (ed) Lagos, Nigeria: The Center for Black and African Arts and Civilization. Concepts Publications Ltd. 2007: 279-317.

“Methodologies in Yoruba Oral Historiography and Aesthetics.” In Writing African History. John Edward Phillips (ed), University of Rochester Press. 2005: 348-373.

“The Arts.” In World Eras Volume 10: West African Kingdoms. Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure (ed). Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson-Gale Inc. (2004) 97-124.

“Womenfolks: Race, Class and Gender in works by Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison.” In Black Identity in the Twentieth Century: Expression of the US and UK African Diaspora. Mark Christian (ed). London: UK: Hansib Publications Ltd. (2002) 213-233.

“Authority and Discourse in Orin Odun Òsun.” In Osun Across The Waters: A Yorùbá Goddess in Africa and the Diaspora. Joseph M. Murphy and Mei Mei Sanford, (Editors). Bloomington: Indiana University Press. (September 2001) 128-140.

“The Orisa Principle: Divining African Literary Aesthetics.” In Orality, Literacy and the Fictive Imagination: African and Diasporan Literatures. Tom Spencer-Walters (Ed.) Troy, Michigan: Bedford Publishers. (1999) 45-70.

"Femininity as a Literary and Social Function of Power In Yoruba Oral Literature." In Religion and Society In Nigeria. Jacob Olupona and Toyin Falola (Eds). Ibadan: University Press, Ltd. (1991) 77-92.

Forewords, Essays, Reviews, and Commentaries

“Preface.” Reconnecting Memories: Dreams No Longer Deferred-New and Selected Poems. Mwatabu Okantah. New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2004.

Iyunolu Folayan Osagie. The Amistad Revolt: Memory, Slavery, and the Politics of Identity in the United States and Sierra Leone. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000. In African American Review. Volume 37, 2-3, 2003, 435-438.

“A Paradox in a Conundrum” Foreword to Multiracial Identities: An International Perspective. Mark Christian. London: MacMillan Publishers, 2000, iv-xvii.

"The Bridges: Africans and Africans In the Diaspora." Accra. Ghana: Uhuru, 4, 3, 1992, 66-68.

“At the Crossroads of Time." An Essay on August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Providence, Rhode Island: Trinity Repertory Theatre, Humanities Booklet #5, February 1989.

"Playing a Blue Note." An essay on August Wilson's Ma Rainy's Black Bottom. Providence, Rhode Island: Trinity Repertory Theater, Humanities Booklet #3, December 1987, 7-11.

"Ijapa: The Trickster Tortoise." (Playbill essay), The Trick Track Tales, a performance of Black World Folklore. Providence, Rhode Island: Rites and Reason Theater, Brown University, May 1986, 3.

"A Giant Statement", a review of Soyinka's 'A Play of Giants', Yale Repertory Theater. In Hantu: Newsletter of the New England Regional Conference on Black Studies. 6,2 (Spring 1985), 4.

"Power and Fertility: A Concept of Women in Yoruba Oral Literature". Nigeria: Women's Magazine. June 1983, 22-25.