Madhu Krishnan is an assistant professor and lecturer of twentieth/ twenty-first century postcolonial writing at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Contemporary African Literature in English: Global Locations, Postcolonial Identifications (2014). Her work centres on African and African diaspora writing, publishing and culture, with a particular focus on the intersection between aesthetics, socio-political interventions and cultural materialism in the making of African literary institutions. Her forthcoming monograph, Writing Spatiality in West Africa: Colonial Legacies and the Anglophone /Francophone Novel, will be released by James Currey Press’s African Articulations series in 2018, and she convenes the AHRC Research Network, ‘Small Magazines, Literary Networks and Self-Fashioning in Sub-Saharan Africa’, as well as the ‘Ethics, Affect and Responsibility: Global Citizenship and the Act of Reading’ workshop series, sponsored by the British Academy.
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