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ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D.     1992          Doctorat de 3ème cycle Paris VII University-African History

“Urbanisme et architecture ‘créoles’ en Sierra Leone (18ème-19ème siècles)”
[Creole urbanism and architecture in 18th & 19th century Sierra Leone]

M.A.      1979            Paris IV-Sorbonne-Classics

“L’image du Noir dans l’art et la littérature grecs, 5ème-1er siècle av. J.C.”
[The image of Black people in Greek art and literature, 5th-1st century B.C.E.]

B.A.  1975-1977    2 years of preparation for École Normale Supérieure (ENS) at Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Paris-Classics (French, Latin, Greek)


TEACHING & RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2001-present
2002-2005
2006 & 2010
2007-2008
2000-2002
1994-2001
1991-1994
1989-1991

SUNY Old Westbury- Associate Professor
New School - Humanities & Social Sciences- Lecturer
CUNY Graduate Center - French Literature Lecturer
Rutgers University/Newark - History/African-African American Studies/English
Metropolitan Museum, NY - Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas-Research Assistant
New York University, NY-French & Africana- Assistant Professor
San Jose State University, CA- Foreign Languages-Assistant Professor
Stanford University, CA- French: Lecturer/ English & African & Afro-American Studies: Research Assistant


AREAS OF TEACHING SPECIALIZATION

African history, historiography, world history, cultural & Diasporic studies, pan-Africanism, African & Caribbean literature, French culture, early modern studies, African cinema
 

SELECTED AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

•     President of Jury for the 2017-2019 Caribbean Prize ADELF (Association des Écrivains de Langue Française)

•     2017 Poetry Prize Louise Labé for Gestuaire

•     2017 Poetry Prize Lucienne Gracia-Vincent for La quête infinie de l’autre rive. Épopée en trois chants.

•     2018 PEN/Heim grant to poet Alexander Dickow to complete the English translation of La quête infinie de l’autre rive. Épopée en trois chants.
       Excerpt available on the PEN America. Freedom to Write site https://pen.org/from-heim-excerpt-pages-alexander-dickow/

•     L’homme qui marche. The Walking Man” Temenos-Special Benefit Edition 2012 “Offsprings of an  African River”: 20-21

•     SUNY Old Westbury Faculty Development & UUP grants 2006-2007-2012-2014-2016

•     1st prize short fiction Bananafish journal contest (Spring/Summer 2000): 1-12 for “ I love Harlem”

•     Finalist of RATP 2d poetry contest. Paris: Relais H, 1999, 7

•     1998, NYU Golden Dozen Teaching Award

•     1989, Stanford U. Visiting Scholar

•     1980, IPES concours fellowship recipient

 

ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWER & CATALOGER

New York Public Library Oral History project “A People’s History of Harlem” (11/14- 11/16): http://oralhistory.nypl.org/neighborhoods/harlem
See my interviews with Aisha al-Adawiya, Aubrey Lynch, Carl Karni-Bain, Dame Babu, Earl Davis, Gino Sitson, John Ellerbee, Kathleen O’Connor-Bater, Malick Fall, Mamadou Niang, Maria Rial, Mary Sumayah, Melba Joyce Bradford, Martine Barrat, Nabii Faison, Nathalie Knobloch & Daniel Martinez, Robert Weiss, Roger Parris, Sonia Barnett, Wardena Morrison, Yosvany Terry, Yata Kandé

 

EDITORIAL PROJECTS

Literary Director at Phoenix International Publishing, Collection “Mots & Mémoires” (2010-2014) Edited & prepared manuscripts for publication:

- Altercultures by As Malick Ndiaye (2011)
- Josephine Butler-A Collection of Poetry by Susan H. Maurer (2012)
- Asphalte by Marie Sall (2013)

Member of the Editorial Board of the following journals: Sociétés Africaines et Diaspora (9/98-2000); Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, NYU (1996-2000); Jonction/Tribune Africaine

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

Bachir Touré : le grain de la voix, l’art de conduire son corps.

 

BOOKS

Gestuaire, poèmes. Collection Blanche. Gallimard, 2016. Shortlisted for Prix Kowalski des Lycéens. Awarded the Prix de poésie Louise Labé 2017. Shortlisted for the Prix Ethiophile 2018.

La quête infinie de l’autre rive. Épopée en trois chants. Collection Continents Noirs. Gallimard, 2011. Short-listed for Prix Mahogany 2012 and Prix des Découvreurs 2013. Awarded Prix Lucienne Gracia-Vincent 2017

German translation of La quête infinie de l’autre rive by Tim Trzaskalik. Matthes & Seitz (forthcoming Fall 2018). Excerpt published in Schreibheft. Zeitschrift für Literature 88 (Spring 2017) 135-149.
English translation of La quête infinie de l’autre rive by Alexander Dickow [The Never-ending Quest for the Other Shore. Epic poem in Three Cantos] (under review). Excerpt won a runner-up place in journal Asymptote’s translation competition of 1/15/14

Lagon, lagunes. Tableau de mémoire (with postface by Édouard Glissant.) Collection Continents Noirs. Gallimard, 2000

Terres, urbanisme et architecture “créoles” en Sierra Leone (18ème-19ème siècles). L’Harmattan, 1998

(Editor) Discours sur le métissage, identités métisses. En quête dAriel (Proceedings of conference organized at NYU on hybridity). L’Harmattan, 1999

 

SELECTED ORAL & WRITTEN INTERVIEWS

France Ô- TV program. Interview by Christian Tortel. Reading by Sonia Emmanuel. Paris 1/18/18
https://we.tl/dWAFjIouRO

“Lectures of Gangoueus” TV interview
http://www.sudplateau-tv.fr/2017/08/07/les-lectures-de-gangoueus-invitee-sylvie-kande-pour-gestuaire/

“Mélancolie et quête de l’ailleurs” TV(2stv) interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37JZIX_DGtE

T. Trzaskalik & Sylvie Kandé, Schreibheft 88 (Spring 2017): 150-154

“Le poème comme geste”. Interview by E. Bertho
https://diacritik.com/2017/03/13/entretien-avec-sylvie-kande-le-poeme-comme-geste/

DVD Voyage en francophonie littéraire. Paroles d’élèves, paroles d’auteurs. Lycée français de Tananarive (11/2016)

“Translating the short stories of Alexis Wright - Sylvie Kandé talks to Demelza Hall about Le Pacte du serpent arc-en-ciel” Journal of the Association for the Studies of Australian Literature, 16, 2 (2016)
https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/JASAL/article/view/10694

“Lectures of Gangoueus” TV interview
http://www.sudplateau-tv.fr/2013/12/26/sylvie-kande/

Interview & translated excerpts of La quête infinie de l’autre rive, Ezra 7 (Fall 2013)
www.ezratranslation.com/

“Toile métisse” N. Philippe ed. Paroles d’auteurs ! Afrique, Caraïbes, Océan Indien. La Cheminante, 2013, 83-94

“Black Atlantic : from History to Poetry” Interview by J. P. Dedieu
http://minorites.eu/index.php/2-la-revue/1443-sylvie-kande-%EF%BF%BD-the-black-atlantic-from-history-to-poetry.html
Republished in Newsletter of Africa on the Move
https://www.scribd.com/document/130200082/Africa-on-the-Move-Issue-4-January-March-2013

“Rencontre avec une écrivaine, une poète amatrice de jazz” Interview by F. Medioni Improjazz 192 (février 2013): 35-37

«Cartes postales» Italian translation with interview. El Ghibli, Rivista online di letteratura della migrazione, Anno 7, 31, March 2011
www.el-ghibli.provincia.bologna.it

“Sylvie Kandé entre deux rives” Interview by B. Mongo-Mboussa
www.africultures.com/php/index. php%3

“Sylvie Kandé dans les remous d’une quête infinie” Interview by C. Sitchet
www.afrik.com/article22970.html

Medi-1 Radio La langue française vue d’ailleurs, 04/17/2000

 

SELECTED COMMENTARIES ON KANDÉ’S POETRY & SCHOLARSHIP

•     L. Joseph “La quête infinie de l’autre rive. Les éternels piroguiers ou le complexe de distanciation.” Intersections 3 Femmes en migritude (20018): 45-46

•     D. Combe « Sylvie Kandé, le ‘texte métis’ de la poésie », Études de lettres, 3-4 |(2017): 15-30

•     “Sylvie Kandé” https://la-plume-francophone.com

•     C. Gueboguo “Gestuaire de Sylvie Kandé” http://africultures.com/de-traduction-geste-a-etre-apprivoise-linfini-langage-poetique/

•     J. F. Duclos “Creative works-GestuaireFrench Review (Oct 2017): 256 & 269-270 http://www.lacauselitteraire.fr/gestuaire-sylvie-kande

•     T. Trzaskalik “Le pèse-gestes de S. Kandé” https://www.sitaudis.fr/Parutions/gestuaire-de-sylvie-kande.php

•     www.lemonde.fr/livres/.../trans-poesie-bande-annonce_5052790_3… -

•     http://www.en-attendant-nadeau.fr/2016/12/06/la-beaute-du-geste/

•     S. Riva, « Pour une ethnologie du présent en littérature  » Journal des anthropologues 148-149 (2017) 203-224

•     T. Trzaskalik “Die Poesie äussert sich. Dreimal französische Courage: Philippe Beck, Sylvie Kandé, Dominique Quélen” Schreibheft 88 (Spring 2017): 155-158

•     M. Ménaché “Gestuaire. Notes de lecture” Europe 1055 (March 2017): 312-314

•     C. Mazauric “Quitter ses terres : néo-épopées au Sénégal (sur La quête infinie de l'autre rive de Sylvie Kandé et Mbëkë mi d'Abasse Ndione)” A. Seck, C. Canut, M. A. Ly, eds. Figures et discours de migrants en Afrique. Mémoires de routes et de corps, Riveneuve, 2015, 15-33

•     C. Mazauric “Voyages au féminin et subjectivations transafricaines” C. Canut & C. Mazauric, eds. La Migration prise aux mots. Mise en récit et en images des migrations transafricaines, Cavalier Bleu, 2014, 47-61

•     “Sylvie Kandé” Muze (juillet-septembre 2013): 56-57

•     M. Harzoune hommesmigrations.revues.org/658

•     M. Steinmetz “Retour de l’épopée sur de frêles embarcations” Humanité, 4/21/2011

•     Nimrod "Sylvie Kandé, la nouvelle Ulysse” Africultures, 3/14/2011 africultures.com/sylvie-kande-la-nouvelle-ulysse-9993/

•     J. Waters “Packaging the Francophone ‘African’ novel: a New Exoticism?” J. K.S. Makokha & R. Barasa. eds. Tales, Tellers & Tale-Making. Critical Studies on Literary Stylistics and Narrative Styles in Contemporary African Literature. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, 2010, 26-35

•     S. Gikandi “Africa and the Signs of Medievalism” N. Altschul & K. Davis, eds.  Medievalism in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of the Middle Agesoutside Europe. John Hopkins U. Press, 2009, 369-381

•     A. Irele “The Poetic Legacy of Aimé Césaire” French Politics, Culture & Society 27, 3 (2009): 81-97

•     E. Mfaboum Mbiafu Présence Africaine, 163-164 (2001): 236-237

•     D. N’Goran  “Travers et traversée du monde : une lecture de Lagon, lagunes, tableau de mémoire de Sylvie Kandé” Revue de l'Université de Moncton 37, 1 (2006): 183-201

•     S. Riva “Le mouvement qui déplace les lignes. Afriques têtues, Caraïbes envoilées, Europes mythiques” in Lagon, Lagunes de Sylvie Kandé” E. Galazzi, G. Bernardelli, eds. Lingua, cultura, testo : miscellamea di studi francesi in onore di Sergio Cigada. Vita e Pensiero, 2003,1073-1086

 

STAGING, VOICING: PERFORMANCES OF KANDÉ’S WORK (POETRY)

•     Bernard Gabay, Reading of poems from Gestuaire. Paris, Maison de La Wallonie, 1/18/18

•      Chrystel Petitgas, Marion Bourdain et Clotilde Guérineau Complete reading “La quête infinie de l’autre rive. Épopée en trois chants”. Station-Théâtre, La Mézière, 05/20/2017

•     Sonia Emmanuel & Jean Pierlot “Musaïques”. Lettres-sur-Cour. Musée archéologique St Romain-en-Gal, 06/29/2012

•     Momar D. Kane “Io l’Africaine”. Paris: Théâtre du Lucernaire, 02/03/2009

 

ANTHOLOGIES & COLLECTIONS (SELECTED CONTRIBUTIONS)

•      “Abada” Das Nashorn 85, Angoulême: Alexandrandre Clérisse, May 2018

•      “Femme qui migre n’est pas pierre qui roule” Intersections 3, 2017, 9

•      “Lagon, lagunes (extrait)” B. Doucey, Nimrod & C. Poslaniec, eds. 120 nuances d’Afrique. Bruno Doucey, 2017, 56-57

•      “Deux poèmes” Po&sie 157-158 Afriques 2, 2016, 206-208

•      “sans titre” La poésie, pour quoi faire ? 2. Une enquête J.-M. Maulpoix, ed. Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2011, 99-107

•      “Cartes postales” Europe 976-977, August-September 2010, 282-289

•      RFI & Gallimard CD “Romans d’Afrique. Neuf romans et nouvelles à écouter”, 2012

•       “Excerpt of Lagon, lagunesAnthologie Littéraire 10e année - textes choisis : Auteurs contemporains de la littérature mondiale, Alberta, Canada: Learning Resources Center, 2007, 65-67

•      3 poems G. Johnson, ed. Tribute. A Rainbow of Praises. Blind Beggar Press, 2007, 60-86

•      2 poems Transition 100, 2009, 52-55

•      “In this Goddamned Messed-up Land”, S. Gray, ed. The Picador Book of African Stories. Macmillan 2000, 56-62

•     “Dans ce sacré foutu pays”, La Nouvelle Revue Française 553, March 2000, 178-186

•     “sans titre” Des rimes et des rames. Finalistes du 2è concours de poésie RATP. Relais H Paris, 1999, 7

 

SELECTED INVITATIONS (POETRY)

•     Reading, Festival des cinq continents NYU/Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Cornelia St Cafe, NY 4/6/18

•     Reading & Q & A, Librairie Guillaume, Laval 1/19/18

•     Reading, Symposium Ruben Dario at 150 years, SUNY Old Westbury, 10/4/2017

•     “Poésie et pélerinage” Fête de la Terre, Fontaine Daniel, Mayenne 9/1/17

•     Reading & Q&A, Bookstore Les Yeux Gourmands & Federation Wallonie Bruxelles, Belgium 7/6/17

•     Reading & discussion of Gestuaire, Fontaine Daniel, Mayenne 5/18/17

•     Reading & discussion of Gestuaire, Maison de la Poésie de Rennes 5/23/17

•     Readings & discussions, Salon du livre et de la presse, Genève. 4/28-4/29/17

•     Round tables & readings. Video contributions to “Instants Poésie” & “Interview Sylvie Kandé-Bruce Clarke”. Printemps des Poètes U. of Aix-Marseille & Fondation Saint John Perse 3/16-3/18/17

•     TV program France Ô “Page 19” Interview with Daniel Picouly on Gestuaire 1/24/17
       http://www.telepoche.fr/programme-tv/fiche-emission/page-19-124912457/diffusions/page-19-153385737

•      Interview with Elara Bertho for Diacritic. Paris 1/26/17

•      Reading of La quête infinie de l’autre rive followed by Q&A, Conference “Le porteur/Der Träger”, Bibliothèque départementale, St-Denis, La Réunion 5/2/16 & U. de la Réunion, Faculté de Droit et de Lettres 5/6/16

•     Epics & Subalternity” Africa Workshop, Dept of African American Studies. U. of Michigan 1/14/13

•     Conférence ANR MIPRIMO mise en récits et en images des migrations trans-africaines- U. of Paris-Descartes, Round Table 12/14/13

•      Reading with Carl de Souza, Ambassade de France, New Delhi, India 11/14/13

•     Aimé Césaire 100th Birthday Symposium Round Table, Africa Workshop, U. of Michigan, 10/8/13

•      A Centennial Celebration of Aimé Césaire, Lehman College & CUNY Graduate Center, NY- Round Table “Césaire et la mémoire” & reading of Césaire’s Notebook 10/4/13

•     On Being Equivocally African” Lecture & reading- Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Conference & Reading, 02/05/13

•      Reading with Fabienne Raphoz, Maison de la Poésie de Rennes 1/17/13

•     Lycée Berthelot et Lillers, Lilles ; Lycée Champollion, Montpellier ; Lycée Jean Guehenno, Fougères, Lycée Jean Brito de Bain de Bretagne 1/10-17/13

•     U. Paris XII Séminaire on littératures francophones d'Europe, des Antilles, du Pacifique Sud 1/16/13

•      TV program France O-Tropismes with Laure Adler 3/21/12

•      Round-table & readings at conference “Saint-John Perse, Césaire, Glissant : regards croisés” Institut du Tout-Monde, Bibliothèque Nationale de France & UNESCO, Paris 9/21/12

•      Festival Lettres-sur-Cour “Musaïques » Vienne 6/29-7/8/12

•     Reading & Q & A, Librairie Joli Mai, Bruxelles, 6/23/12

•     Reading, Maison de la Poésie, Paris “Retour à l’épopée” 6/12/12

•      College Verlaine, Lycée Berthelot, Lycée Jean-Bart. Participation to Babel Littéraire at Lycée Berthelot- Reading at Thelema Arts House - Lille, Caen, Boulogne 4/18-21/12

•      Observatoire Culturel de la Diversité & Printemps des Poètes, Les Lilas 3/09/12

•      CUNY Graduate Center, Conference “Sentimental Geographies” 2/24/12

•      Institute of African Studies & La Maison Française- Columbia U., NY 11/14/11

•     TV program France O- Studio M with Marie Jose Ali 3/25/11

•      Salon du Livre, Paris 3/2011

•     Métissage and Francophone Literature” Pi Delta Phi Induction ceremony - St John’s U., NY 04/22/10

•      Conference “Métissage and inter-culturalisme” & Semaine de la Francophonie. Dipartimento di Scienze del Linguaggio e Letterature Straniere Comparate, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy & French Cultural Center. 3/14/06

•      Blind Beggar Press reading series at Londel’s, Harlem 4/18/04

•      “A Reading of African Diaspora Poets” sponsored by the Ford Foundation, St-Louis, Mi 9/8/03

•      Teachers & Writers Collective, NY 4/12/02

•     “Many Thousand Gone: African Diaspora Poets Read for Peace”, Center for Research in African American Studies, Columbia U.,  NY12/12/01

•       Semaine de la Francophonie. Services Culturels Français, Atlanta 3/18-21/01

•      “FestAfrica”, Lille 11/7-12/00

•      “Back Fence”, NY 11/22/00

•     “Maison de l’Amérique Latine”, Paris 5/27/00

•      “La prison, parlons-en”, Café littéraire de la Fnac, Paris 3/21/00

•      “Mosaïque”, French Cultural Services, London 3/16-18/00

•      “Librairie africaine”, Salon du Livre, Paris 3/16-22/00

•      “La Hune”, Paris 3/9/00

•     “Illuminations: African Writers on the World Stage”. Fiction & Poetry readings, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. 5/7/99

 

ANTHOLOGIESCONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS & DICTIONARIES

•      “Les Créoles de Sierra Leone: une errance enracinée” UNESCO Histoire générale de l’Afrique/General History of Africa. IX, 3 (accepted)

•      “L’épique et le subalterne” C. Mazauric & D. Rumeau, eds. Épopée et récits postcoloniaux (forthcoming)

•    “‘Ach, wäre ich doch Pygmäe!’ Die Figur des Babinga-Trägers in Le silence de la forêt von Bassek ba Kobhio”  S. Malzner & A. D. Peiter, eds. Der Träger. Zu einer »tragenden« Figur der Kolonialgeschichte. Transcript Verlag, 2018, 283-302

•      “Lettre à Miles ?” F. Medioni, ed. Lettres à Miles. Alter-Ego, 2016: 87-90

•      “Cicéron et les sans-papiers” C. Canut & C. Mazauric, eds. La Migration prise aux mots. Paris: Le Cavalier Bleu, 2014, 281-284

•      “Une certaine irrésolution —Notes sur le concert de Cologne de Keith Jarrett” F. Médioni, ed. My Favorite Things. Le Tour du Jazz en 80 écrivains. Alter Ego, 2013: 124-129

•      “Ahmadou Kourouma” T. Ojaide, ed. Dictionary of Literary Biography-Contemporary African Authors. Bruccoli Layman Clark, Inc w/ Gale Research, 2011: 122-132

•      “Caste as a subtext in Ahmadou Kourouma’s Suns of Independence and Monnew” N. Altschul & K.Davis, eds.  Medievalism in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of the Middle Agesoutside Europe. John Hopkins U. Press, 2009: 301-324

•     “Métissage”- “Nyama”- “Thomas Sankara”- “Sartre et Africa”- “Slavery” Abiola Irele & Biodun Jeyifo, eds. Encyclopedia of African Thought. Oxford U. Press, 2009: 302-304; 121-124; 172-177; 339-345; 306-310.

•      “Africa: I. History  1. Overview . 2. Colonial Period” – II. “Political and Cultural Agendas” III. “Art and Literature” - “Josephine Baker,”- “Béatrice of the Congo,” & “Dahomey Women Warriors” Fedwa Malti-Douglas, ed. Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. Gale Group, Inc., 2007: 23-32

•      “Mamie Till Mobley” - “Adrian Piper” African-American National Biography. Harvard U. Press, 2007: 603-604 & 360-362

•      “‘This corpse so small left unavenged’: Nicolás Guillén and Aimé Césaire on Emmett Till’s Lynching” C. Metress & H. Pollack, eds. Emmett Till in Literary Memory and Imagination. U of Louisiana Press, 2008, 143-160

•      “Africa and the European Renaissance” S. Gikandi & A. Irele, eds. Cambridge History of African & Caribbean Literature, 2004, 569-590

•      “Look Homeward, Angel: Maroons & Mulattoes in Haile Gerima’s Sankofa” K. Harrow, ed. African Cinema: Postcolonial & Feminist Readings. Africa World Press, 1999, 89-114 (republication)

•      “Remarques liminaires” Sylvie Kandé ed. Discours sur le métissage, identités métisses. L’Harmattan, 1999, 13-34

•      Article on Marie Ndiaye’s novel En famille, Dictionnaire des oeuvres littéraires négro-africaines de langue française, vol II, A. Kom ed., International Scholars Publications, 1997, 198-200

•      Article on Tchicaya U tam’ Si’s collection of short-stories, La Main sèche, Dictionnaire des oeuvres littéraires négro-africaines de langue française, vol II, A. Kom ed., International Scholars Publications,1997, 318-321

•       “Les coulisses d'une terminologie: l’ethnie créole de Sierra Leone” C. Coquery-Vidrovitch ed., Histoire africaine du 20ème siècle. Sociétés, villes, cultures. L’Harmattan, 1993, 127-149

 

ESSAYS IN JOURNALS, PERIODICALS & WEBSITES                                 

•     “Contourner l’Afrique, Djibouti et le reste…” Dossier Malcolm de Chazal. Europe (forthcoming)

•     “Femme qui migre n’est pas pierre qui roule” Intersections 3 Femmes en migritude (2018): 9

•     “L’imaginaire du genre et du voyage au Soudan médiéval” Cahiers Internationaux de Symbolisme 143-145 (2016): 137-142

•     “Écriture et migration”, Médiapart http://blogs.mediapart.fr/edition/les-invites-de-mediapart/article/121213/ecriture-et-migration 

•     “Et si les chiens ne se taisaient plus ? Une lecture d’En famille et de Ladivine de Marie Ndiaye” Siècle 21 24 (Spring-Summer 2014): 168-176

•     “Uchronies africaines. Relire “Le Voltaïque” et La quête infinie de l’autre riveÉcrire l’Histoire 12 (11/ 2013): 143-148

•     “Obama, Sandy et l’ordre post-racial” Combats magazine http://www.combats-magazine.org/fr/?p=691

•      “Hommage à Edouard Glissant”, Glissant-Monde, Africultures 87 (03/2012): 46-49

•     “Les Indes : une épopée de la raison océane” Siècle 21, 19 (automne-hiver 2011): 121-128

•     “Africa 1990s-present : Tragedies, Triumphs and Challenges” Schomburg Center for Research in Black Cultures-
         http://exhibitions.nypl.org/africanaage/essay-africa-2010.html

•     “Obama : l’élu des votants et des non-votants issus de l’immigration africaine” Le Soleil (11/25/2008) Rubrique : International

•     “La Diaspora africaine en Amérique latine à l’écran” Africultures 60 (July-September 2004): 228-234
         www.africultures.com/index.asp?menu=affiche_article&no=3428

•     Editorial: “Un automne à New York” Africultures 44 (01/2002): 5-9

•     «Quant au Bronx… » on ‘Urban Mythologies’ exhibit at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Africultures 44 (January 2002): 64-66

•      “The trans-Saharan gold trade (7th-14th century)” & “The Fulani/Fulbe people and their art” Metropolitan Museum of New York Art History Timeline

•      “La période française de Richard Wright: l’art du haiku”, Sociétés africaines & diaspora, 12 (septembre 2001): 217-221

•     “Panorama de la situation du français- Point de vue” Le Français à luniversité. Agence Universitaire de la francophonie. Montréal, 5ème année, numéro 2 (2ème trimestre 2000)

•     “Hommage au Sénégal à l’Alliance Française de New York, 3-22-27/99” Le Soleil, (4/12/99): 6

•      “Freetown: ville du retour, ville nouvelle, ville libre ?” & “Freetown: Krio heritage hit by war” The Chronicle-Changing Black Britain 6 (1999)

•      “From Bandiagara to Paris: Reflections on the Travels of a Dogon Sign” Research in African Literatures, Poetics of African Arts, 31, 4 (Winter 1998): 21-28

•     “Les vases communicants: oralité et écriture dans la littérature française et francophone” Colloquium at Columbia U., 11/21/98 Sociétés africaines et diaspora, 11 (09/98): 215-220

•      “Jazz et littérature francophone” Mots Pluriels 13 (April 2000) (www.arts.uwa.edu.au/MotsPluriels) [selected by the Oxford Text Archive, a corpus use for the teaching of French language and research on the features of written French expression.]

•      “Look Homeward, Angel. Maroons & Mulattoes in Haile Gerima’s SankofaResearch in African Literatures, 29, 2 (Summer 1998): 128-146

•      “Les ‘Créolistes’: des post-césairiens ou des anticésairiens ?” Notre Librairie 127 (juillet-septembre 1996): 70-82

•     “Renoncements et victoires dans La Rue Cases-Nègres de Joseph Zobel” Revue Francophone de Louisiane  IX, 2 (Autumn 94): 5-24

•      “Ce que suggère le titre…” Notre Librairie 119 (oct-dec 1994): 151-153

•       “Renunciation and Victory in Black Shack AlleyResearch in African Literatures 25, 2 (Summer 1994):33-50

•       “Pour ceux qui regardent les artistes passer sur la scène. Ton beau capitaine de Simone Schwarz-BartNotre Librairie, special issue (September 93): 44-46

•       “L’anthropologie contemporaine et le concept d’ethnie” Cahiers de Jussieu (1985): 91-105

 

BOOK/ART REVIEWS

•     “Questions d’identité. Pourquoi et comment être breton by Rozenn Millin” Peuple breton 635 (12/16): 42

•     “Les mains de Martine” (on Martine Barrat’s photography) Afrikadaa 9 (05/ 2015): 38-39

•      The Real Story of the Superheroes by Dulce Pinzón” Autrepart 67-68 (2013-2014): 281-283

•      “Le corps du texte. Une lecture d’Un balcon sur l’Algérois de Nimrod” Afrikadaa 7 (05/ 2014): 11-14

•      “Caramboles by Alexander Dickow” Ezra translation 7, 2 (Spring 2013) www.ezratranslation.com/

•      La natte parlante by Alex Coly” Cultures Sud http://www.culturessud.com/contenu.php?id=757

•      Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning MarableAfrique-Asie 74 (01/2012): 86-87

•      La Raparille by Fadel Dia” Présence Africaine 179, 1st semester 2009

•      La Raparille by Fadel Dia” Seneweb http://www.seneweb.com/news/lpv.php?artid=30194 3/22/10

•      Sénégal, notre pirogue by Roland Colin” Seneweb http://seneweb.com 2/1/09

•      “Dreams of Africa in Alabama by Sylviane Diouf” Cahiers d’Études Africaines, 192 (2008): 889-894

•      Carthage ou la flamme du brasier by Bernadette Cailler” Research in African Literatures 39, 4 (Winter 2008): 157-159

•      Dreams of Africa in Alabama: the Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America by Sylviane Diouf” QBR www.qbr.com (February 08)

•      Afrique sur Seine. Une nouvelle génération de romanciers africains à Paris by Odile Cazenave” Présence Francophone 69 (2007): 183-189

•      Stormwitch by Susan Vaught” Sankofa. A Journal of African Childrens and Young Adult Literature, 5 (2006): 100

•      Stormwitch by Susan Vaught” AfricaAccessReview, Fall 2006. http://www.africaaccessreview.org/db/db.cfm

•      Women and the Amistad Connection by Filomina Chioma Steady”, Research in African Literatures, 35.4 (Winter 2004): 180-185

•      “Sugar and Scars. Review of O. Sembene’s short story ‘Tribal Scars’” First of the Month (3/1/01): 15

•      "Haiku-This Other World by Richard Wright" Le Soleil (12/2/99): 6-7

•       "Champs de bataille et d’amour by Veronique Tadjo” Notre Librairie 138 (9/99-3/00): 18-9

•      "Maurice Delafosse by Jean-Loup Amselle & Emmanuelle Sibeud” Cahiers d’Études Africaines XL, 1, 157 (2000):165-166

•     "Haiku-This Other World by Richard Wright" Quarterly Black Book Review 6, 3 (May-June 99): 14-15

•     "Black Paris. The African WritersLandscape by Benetta Jules-Rosette” Modern Fiction Studies 45, 4 (Winter 1999: 1072-1074)

•     "Selected speeches of Kwame Nkrumah compiled by Samuel Obeng” African Book Publishing Record 25, 1, 1999

•     Servants of Allah: African Muslims enslaved in the Americas by Sylviane A. Diouf” Quaterly Black Book Review (January-February 1999): 34-35

•      “The Mestizo as Crucible. Andean & African Poets of Mixed Origin as Possibility of Comparative Poetics by Christine de Lailhacar” Sulfur 43 (Fall 1998): 196-199

•     L’écriture décentrée by Michel Laronde, ed.” Sub-Stance 87, XXVII, 3 (1998): 136-141

•     The Mestizo as Crucible. Andean & African Poets of Mixed Origin as Possibility of Comparative Poetics by Christine de Lailhacar” Literary Research/Recherche Littéraire 29 (Spring-Summer 1998):6 9-71

•      “The Senegalese Novel by Women. Through their Own Eyes by Susan Stringer” Research in African Literatures 28, 2 (Summer 1997): 177-179

•     Francophone African Women Writers. Destroying the Emptiness of Silence by Irène d’Almeida” Research in African Literatures 27, 2 (Summer 96): 226-229

•      “Entretiens avec Maryse Condé” by Francoise Pfaff” Research in African Literatures, vol 26, 2 (Summer 1995): 202-206

•     Un attieke pour Elgass by Tierno Monenembo” Notre Librairie 119 (oct-dec 94): 179-181

 

SELECTED PAPERS, LECTURES, AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

•     “Édouard Glissant beyond Walls” MLA round-table discussion, NY 1/4/18

•     M.C. Closing night African Diaspora International Film Festival. Screening of Kemtiyu-Cheikh Anta Diop & performance by Randy Weston. Columbia U. Teachers’ College NY, 12/10/17

•      “Si seulement j’étais Pygmée ! La figure du porteur Babinga dans Le Silence de la forêt de Bassek Ba Kobhio” Conférence “Le porteur/Der Träger.” St-Denis, La Réunion, 5/4/16

•      “Exil et bibliothèque” Conférence Étudier l’exil, Collège d’Études Mondiales. Aix & Marseille 5/21/15

•      (Keynote speaker) 29th International Annual Congress of Medievalism.Transfers of Cultures: Medievalism of the Move- Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, GA10/25/14

•     “Biographie de Bachir Touré” 3ème rencontre des Études Africaines en France. Bordeaux, France 7/2/14

•     “L’épique et le subalterne” Journée d’étude sur l’épopée, U. Toulouse-Le Mirail. Toulouse, France 6/12/14

•     Conference “Africa beyond Africa- Kongo across the Waters,” Georgia Tech-Ivan Allen College. Atlanta, GA 5/16/14 (Discussant)

•     “Construction of Otherness in Le Silence de la Forêt de Bassek Ba Khobio and La Pirogue de Moussa Touré” Conference on Francophone Cinema, College of New Rochelle, NY 4/11/14

•     “Bachir Touré : mettre en voix l’écriture poétique francophone” Conference Francophonies postcoloniales. New Delhi, India 11/9/13

•      Moussa Touré’s La Pirogue Festival ADIFF, NYIT Auditorium. New York 11/30/12 (Discussant)

•     “French and Francophone Cinema in Dialogue” Conference at Columbia U, New York 2/13/12

•      “Hommage à Edouard Glissant” Graduate Center, CUNY, New York 3/4/2011

•       Round-table on African Independences, Africajarc. Cajarc, France 7/25/10

•      “Les Nini, les Anna et les Toinette: le métissage comme trope de l’excès chez Sadji”. Conférence Abdoulaye Sadji, Maison Française Columbia U, New York 04/16/10

•     Mellon Humanities Summer Institute at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Cultures. “Africa-Triumphs, Tragedies and Challenges, 1980-1999” New York 7/10/08

•     “Richard Wright’s Haiku: This Other World or the Foreigner’s Home” Richard Wright Conference. American U., Paris 06/21/08 (Chair of panel and panelist)

•      International Conference “Kwahulé: frères de son, frères de scène” U. of Paris III & IV, 4/11/08

•      Mellon Humanities Summer Institute at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Cultures. “Africa-Triumphs, Tragedies and Challenges, 1980-1999.” New York 7/20/07

•      “A Hermeneutic Reading of Senghor’s Poem Chaka” Conference “Leopold Sédar Senghor, the Ancestor” Harvard U, Boston, MA 10/20/06

•     “Samba, Adèle and Adèle: authentic hybrids and monstruous métis in C.H. Kane’s Ambiguous Adventure” Princeton U., N.J. 10/7/06

•     “Othering the Kin: Accents & Scars in Edwidge Danticat’s Farming of Bones” Conference “Requiem for Trujillo: An Interdisciplinary Approach to “La Fiesta del Chivo” Hispanic & Latino Cultural Center, SUNY- Old Westbury & Instituto Cervantes, NY 4/8/06

•     Conference “The Ends of Post-Colonial Theory.” Princeton U, NJ 9/23/05 (discussant)

•     “The caste system as a sub-text in Kourouma’s Suns of Independence”, Conference “Ahmadou Kourouma: a Conversation about his work and Human Rights Legacy in Africa” CUNY Graduate Center,12/10/04

•     “The African Woman in a Global Age” U. of North Carolina. Charlotte, 5/4/04

•     Keynote speaker “The African-Latin American Interface” Conference “Africa & Latin America: Forging New Identities through Film, Literature & Music” SUNY-Plattsburg, NY 10/5/01

•     "De la transgression" Conference “ Migration, Memory & Trace” NYU/CUNY 4/21/01

•      “Women Writers & Transgression” Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA 3/20/01

•     "The Nova-Scotian Revolution in Sierra Leone" Conference “Fighting Back: African Strategies against Slave Trade” Rutgers U, N.J., 2/17/01

•     “Amadou Hampaté Bâ and Fulani Oral Literature” Francophone Issues Exploratory Group, U. of Minnesota Minneapolis, 4/14/00

•     “Women and the Haitian Revolution” Conference “Women of African Descent in Latin America and The Caribbean” Baruch College, NY 3/24/00

•     “Jazz and Francophone Literature” Conference on the Jazz Age in Paris, U of Montana Missoula, 2/16/00

•     “Jazz and Francophone Literature”, ASA of Australasia and the Pacific Conference “New African Perspectives,” St-George’s College, U of Western Australia, Perth, 11/26-28/99

•     “Fictions métisses: Un homme pareil aux autres de René Maran”, French Dept, UVA Charlottesville, 10/29/99

•      “Ousmane Sembene’s Camp de Thiaroye” Museum for African Art, NY, 6/27/99

•     “The Signaras of St-Louis and Gorée” Lehman College. Bronx, NY 4/21/99

•     “Jazz et littérature francophone: prolégomènes à une esthétique métisse”, Columbia U, Maison Française. NY, 4/12/99

•     “Panorama de la littérature sénégalaise francophone” Semaine de la Francophonie à l’Alliance Française, NY 3/24/99

•     “Francophone African literature: Signs and Voices of Women”  Conference “Who Speaks for African Women ? Partnerships for Change” Columbia U. Institute of African Studies & the Africa Fund, NY 3/10/99

•     “Djibril Diop Mambety’s Tuki Buki and Le Franc" 6th Annual African Film Diaspora Festival, Brooklyn NY 12/8/98

•     “Amadou Hampate Ba and Fulani Oral Literature” NYU Faculty Colloquium on Orality, Writing & Culture, NY 11/2/98

•     “Immigrant African children and their families: their contribution to the classroom” Central Park Historical Society, NY 7/14/98

•     “History & Culture of Africa: the Signaras of St-Louis and Gorée” NYU Auson Seminar, 4/2/98

•     NYU Film Festival “Colours of Screens” (Transforming the Crown exhibit) NY, 3/6/98 (discussant)

•     “Reflexions autour d’un emblème: Présence Africaine” Présence Africaine’s 50th Anniversary. Paris, 12/4/97

•     “Directions in Francophone literature” OWWA & Africana Colloquium on Black Women Writers & the Future, NY 10/17/97

•     NYU colloquium “Caribbean Crossroads.” NY, 5/3/97 (moderator)

•     “La mémoire africaine de Marie Ndiaye” MLA Washington, DC 12/29/96

•     “Notes and comments on the Griot character” NY African Film Festival, NYU 4/29/96

•     “Back to Africa: Dreams & Impediments” U. of Pennsylvania, African Studies Center 1/23/96

•     “Et si les chiens ne se taisaient plus… Identité et écriture métisses dans la France contemporaine” 20th century French Studies Colloquium, Stanford U., CA 4/1/95

•     “The African Presence in France” Stanford U. Program in Paris 2/14/95

•     “La conversation linguistique et ses hérétiques: les écrivains africains francophones” Lingovert Colloquium, NYU 11/18/94

•     “Enseigner conjointement littérature africaine et caribéenne francophone,” NYU 3/7/94

•     “War & Migration: the Senegalese Riflemen” ACLA annual convention. Claremont, CA 3/4/94

•     Laventure ambiguë de C.H. Kane, une relecture” Stanford U, CA 11/5/92

•     “Freetown in the 18-19th century” Canadian Association of African Studies. Toronto, Canada 5/16/91

•     “Contributions of Nova-Scotians in 18-19th century Sierra Leone” Black Business Consortium Society. Halifax, Nova Scotia 3/9/91

 

TRANSLATIONS FROM ENGLISH TO FRENCH

•     Essays & summaries for journal Clio, femmes, genre, histoire/Clio, Women, Gender & History (May 2014-présent)

•     Martine Barrat’s documentary Getting Lite (in progress)

•     Mxolisi Nyezwa’s 5 poems (under review)

•     Mxolisi Nyezwa’s poems. Collection “Le Manteau & la Lyre”, Obsidiane (submitted)

•     Mxolisi Nyezwa’s “Impossible…” B. Doucey, Nimrod & C. Poslaniec, eds. 120 nuances d’Afrique. Bruno Doucey, 2017, 186-187

•     3 videos on Harlem made by photographer Martine Barrat (Spring 2016)

•     Short-stories by Alexis Wright, an Australian Indigenous writer. Co-translated with Marc de Gouvenain and published as Le Pacte du serpent arc-en-ciel [The Covenant of the Rainbow Serpent] Actes Sud, 2002

•     Heart of Spain.Robert Capa’s Photographs of the Spanish Civil War. Aperture, 1999. Published as Coeur d’Espagne- Photos de la guerre civile espagnole par Robert Capa. Aperture, 2002

•     Proofreading of Nimrod’s translated collection L’Or des rivières. Tombeau de Senghor & La Nouvelle Chose française- For U. of Nebraska Press: English translation of Léonora Miano’s novel LIntérieur de la nuit (Dark Heart of Night) & of Marie Ndiaye’s novel Rosie Carpe.

 

OTHER PROJETS
EXHIBITS AT SUNY OLD WESBURY

•     “Child Soldiers in Africa” Old Westbury Library, 2/08-3/2008

•     “The Tuareg of Niger through the Eyes of Edmond Bernus, Geographer” Old Westbury Library, 3/8-4/5/2007

CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

International colloquium sponsored by the Center for French Civilization & Culture and the Africana Studies program, “Looking for Ariel: discourses on/of métissage,” NYU 4/4-5/1997

CONSULTING

Advisory Board Member
   -   Conférence Arts chrétiens du Congo. Université de Metz 05/12-13/2016
   -   Conférence ANR MIPRIMO migrations transafricaines U. of Paris Descartes-Sorbonne 12/2013

Expert consultant
  -  Editorial project Ecriv’en, Académie de Montpellier & Inspection Pédagogique régionale des Lettres et de la Délégation académique à l’éducation artistique et culturelle 04/2014
   -   UN seminar on Africa Programming on Education (10/24/1996)

Reading Committee Member
     Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (a program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative) 01-02/2014

Faculty Advisor
  
-   Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts & Letters 1998-2002
   -   NYU CAS Honor Scholars Trip to Senegal 9/1998-1/1999
   -   Coordinator of the Africana seminar Series for NYU Africana Studies Program (1995-1998)

Evaluator
   -   Book-length manuscripts submitted to Oxford U. Press (8/11); State U. of New York Press (8/1999); Routledge
   -   Articles submitted to Antipodes (2018), Wadagabei (2/2008); Mots Pluriels (6/2002); Presence Francophone; Revue Internationale de langue et de literature (9/1999); Research in African Literatures (1995-2000), African Studies Review
   -   Children’s Africana Book Award (2006 & 2009)
   -   The Africana Program at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY (2/2000)
   -   Applications to CUNY Research Award program (12/19/1997)

 

MEMBERSHIP - PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

PEN American Center (Translation Committee), MLA, Association-des-anciens-élèves de Louis-le-Grand