Journal of the African Literature Association

The ALA announces with great sorrow the loss of our past editor, Tejumola Olaniyan, in November 2019.

We are, however, honored to announce that Moradewun Adejunmobi has accepted the ALA Executive Committee nomination to be the Editor in Chief, beginning June 1 2020.

During the transition, Carli Coetzee will serve as the interim managing editor in close consultation with Dr. Adejunmobi.  For any questions regarding recently submitted work, please email both Dr. Coetzee and Dr. Adejunmobi at the addresses below.

Moradewun Adejunmobi: madejunmobi@ucdavis.edu
Carli Coetzee: cc76@soas.ac.uk

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The 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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Editorial Team

Editor in Chief
Moradewun Adejunmobi, University of California, Davis

Board of Editors
Odile Cazenave - Boston University, USA
Gaurav Desai - University of Michigan, USA
Akachi Ezeigbo - Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Nigeria
Grace Musila - University of Witswatersrand, South Africa
Evan Mwangi - Northwestern University, USA
Ghirmai Negash - Ohio University, USA
Phyllis Taoua - University of Arizona, USA

Carli Coetzee
Consulting Editor

Ayo Coly, Dartmouth College, USA
Book & Media Review Editor

Nathan Suhr-Sytsma - Emory University, USA
Book & Media Review Editor

Editorial Advisory Board
Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́ - Ohio State University, USA
Susan Arndt - University of Bayreuth, Germany
Wendy Belcher - Princeton University, USA
Carole Boyce Davis - Cornell University, USA
Kandioura Drame, University of Virginia, USA
Olakunle George, Brown University, USA
Anthonia Kalu - University of California, Riverside, USA
Cilas Kemedjio - University of Rochester, USA
Renée Larrier - Rutgers University, USA
Luís Madureira - University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
Janis Mayes - Syracuse University, USA
Joseph McLaren - Professor Emeritus, Hofstra University, USA
Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi - North Carolina State University, USA
Christopher Odhiambo - Moi University, Kenya
Eustace Palmer - Georgia College, USA
Wumi Raji - Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Pamela Smith - University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA
Wangui wa Goro - Sidensi, Ivory Coast