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Professor Niyi Akingbe

Comparative Literature

Federal University Oye-Ekiti



Niyi Akingbe is Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of English and Literary Studies at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. He received his PhD from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he studied Protest Literature. His scholarly interests include comparative literature, postcolonial literature, African literature, cultural studies, music in literature, protest literature, and the intersection of literature and film studies. He has published extensively on postcolonial literature and poetics.

His work has been published internationally in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States. His articles have appeared in Matatu: Journal of African cultures and societies; Tydskrif vir Letterkunde; Nordic Journal of African Studies; Muziki: Journal of Music Research in Africa; Alizes: Revue Angliciste de La Reunion; Brno Studies in English; K@ta: a biannual publication on the study of Language and Literature; Imbizo: International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies; California Linguistic Notes; Afrika Focus; Transnational Literature; Epiphany; Diversite Et Identite Culturelle En Europe; Venets: Belogradchik Journal for Cultural Heritage and Folk Studies; South African Theatre Journal; Journal of Poetry Therapy; Commonwealth Youth and Development; Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa, and other reputable journals on African literature. He has also published two books: Social Protest and the Literary Imagination in Nigerian Novels (2011) and Myth, Orality and Tradition in Ben Okri’s Literary Landscape (2011).