Journal of the African Literature Association

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coverThe Journal of The African Literature Association (JALA), founded in 2006, is the flagship journal of the African Literature Association (ALA). Its mission is to publish highest quality peer-reviewed articles on the oral, literary, and related arts of Africa and the African Diaspora. Published essays reflect the range of primary materials and critical methodologies that are of key interest to the field . The journal also publishes book reviews review essays, interviews, and forums.

JALA is published by Taylor & Francis, a publisher of quality peer-reviewed journals under the Routledge and Taylor & Francis imprints.

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JALA Editorial Board

Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin-Madison |

Editorial Team
Carol Boyce Davis, Cornell University
Odile Cazenave, Boston University
Manthia Diawara, New York University
Kandioura Dramé, University of Virginia
Anthonia Kalu, University of California, Riverside
Cilas Kemedjio, University of Rochester
Renée Larrier, Rutgers University
Janis A. Mayes, Syracuse University
Joseph McLaren, Professor Emeritus Hofstra University
Eustace Palmer, Georgia College
Pamela Smith, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Wangui wa Goro, Sidensi, Ivory Coast