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Associate Professor

Associate Professor Harry Garuba

MA PhD, Ibadan, (joint appointment with Centre for African Studies)

Office: CAS 3.06
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 3273





Research Interest

  • African Literature
  • Postcolonial Theory and Criticism
  • African Modernities
  • Intellectuals/Intellectual Traditions of African Nationalist Writing

Harry Garuba is the Head of Department and Associate Professor in the Centre for African Studies, who has a joint appointment with the English Department.

In addition to being an author and poet, he is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Heinemann African Writers Series and one of the editors of the newly established electronic journal Postcolonial Text. He has an active interest in African and postcolonial literatures and has published a volume of poetry Shadow and Dream & Other Poems, and has edited another Voices from the Fringe.



Shadow and Dream & Other Poems
Voices from the Fringe (Editor)