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Professor Harry Garuba

Joint appointment with Centre for African Studies

Professor Harry Garuba

MA PhD Ibadan

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


Harry Garuba is the Head of Department and 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.

Research Interests

African Literature

Postcolonial Theory and Criticism

African Modernities

Intellectuals/Intellectual Traditions of African Nationalist Writing


Shadow and Dream & Other Poems (1982)

Voices from the Fringe (Editor; 1988)