Zbigniew Białas is Professor of English and Head of the Postcolonial Studies Department at the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. He was Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in Germany and Fulbright Senior Fellow in the USA. His books include Post-Tribal Ethos in African Literature (1993), Mapping Wild Gardens (1997) and The Body Wall (2006). He is the author of two novels, Korzeniec (2011) and Puder i pył (2013). Korzeniec was awarded “Silesian Literary Laurels”, won the title of “Best Polish Prose of 2011” and was turned into a prize-winning theatrical play. Professor Białas has edited and co-edited twelve academic volumes, wrote over sixty academic essays and translated English, American and Nigerian literature into Polish.Paweł Jędrzejko, PhD, DLitt, is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, and specializes in the literature, aesthetics and philosophical thought of the so-called “American Renaissance.” The primary areas of his research are Melville studies, postcolonial approaches to the cultural history of the West, race studies and literary and cultural theory. He is a co-founder and co-editor of the Review of International American Studies and serves as Associate Editor to Er(r)go: The Journal of Theory, Literature and Culture. Julia Szołtysek is currently completing her doctoral dissertation at the University of Wrocław, Poland. Her academic interests include postcolonial theory, travel discourses, museum studies, and literary representations of the Middle East. She has published articles and reviews in Polish and international scholarly journals, and her texts have appeared in monographs and refereed volumes published by Peter Lang, Routledge-Taylor and Francis, and Cambridge Scholars Publishing.