CONTRIBUTORS’ BIO BRIEFS
Lola Akande is an academic and writer. She teaches in the Department of English, University of Lagos, Nigeria. Her novel, What it Takes, was joint winner of the 2017 Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Prize for Prose Fiction. She recently published a collection of short stories titled: Suitors are Scarce in Lagos. Her areas of specialization are: Literatures of the City, Feminist Activism, Cultural Studies, Post-colonial studies, and Literary Theory.
Isi Agboaye is Visiting Lecturer, Theatre for Development, Intercultural Performance Practice (Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln), Storytelling and Creative writing (University of Wolverhampton, UK).
Kessington Aigbovia holds a doctorate degree from the Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus. He is a Senior Lecturerin the Department of European Languages and Integration Studies, University of Lagos, Nigeria. His research interests are: English-Russian/ Russian-English translation, and Russian literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. He has published articles in numerous reputable local and international journals.
Harrison Okao is currently pursuing his doctoral programme in Public Administration in the University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria. His research interests include: Public Administration and Religious Affairs.
Samuel Olabode Ajibiye is a Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria. His research interests are Critical Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics.
Nurayn Fola Alimi holds a doctorate degree in English (Literature) from the Department of English, University of Lagos where he currently teaches. His research interests include: African American drama and culture, African drama, Diaspora studies, and Literary Theory and Criticism. He has published essays in national and international journals.
Samuel Oladimeji Kuye is a doctoral student in the Department of English, University of Lagos. His research interests are in intertexuality and diaspora literature.
Kayode Gboyega Kofoworola holds a doctorate degree in Literature from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He currently teaches in the Department of English, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a fellow of the Institute of Critical Social Inquiry ( ICSI), New York. His research interests are: Nigerian Drama, Theatre, Fiction and Film. He has published papers in national and international journals.
Mojisola Shodipe obtained her doctorate degree in English (Language) from the Department of English, University of Lagos, Nigeria, where she currently teaches. Her research interests are: Sociolinguistics, Cultural Studies, Language of Film and Translation Studies. She has published articles in national and international academic journals. She has edited LARES since 2015.