New book co-edited by Carleton University Professor, Nduka Otiono, released

A new book that explores contemporary transnational and transcontinental scholarship through the works of Dr. Doyin Aguoru, a leading scholar in Japanese studies in Africa, an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Ibadan, has been released. The book is co-edited by Dr. Nduka Otiono, the Director of the Institute of African Studies at Carleton and Dr. Babatunde Omobowale, Professor of English and Director of the Distance Learning Centre at the University of Ibadan.

Titled Contemporary Transnational & Transcontinental Scholarship, the book is a multi-genre collection of critical essays, reviews, interviews, and heartfelt reflections on the life and work of the academic and creative writer, Dr. Adedoyin Aguoru, of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Aguoru’s remarkable profile is defined by her transnational and transcontinental scholarship across theatrical, biographical and gender studies. The conversation on contemporary comparative transnational studies which amongst other things re-ignited Japanese studies in Africa today is clearly sustained in this book. Overall, this volume is a symposium of established and fledgling scholars, mentors and mentees, university administrators, poets, literary critics, captains of industries, diplomats, and an array of personalities representative of Aguoru’s circle of influence and network. This book brings them together in celebration of the golden birthday of a complex intellectual and humanist whose evolving career is as intriguing as it is promising.

Offering more insight into the profile of the scholar who inspired the enlightening chapters in this book, Professor Toyin Falola, the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and Distinguished Teaching professor at the University of Texas at Austin observes that “In several of her writings, Dr. Aguoru consistently establishes herself as a profound intellectual… Repeatedly, she demonstrates that her intellectual energies are inexhaustible, and it is not impossible that the same energies can radiate glowingly, depending on how they are used.”

More information on the book published by Pan Africa University Press, Austin, Texas, can be found here:

Contemporary Transnational Transcontinental Scholarship: Aguoru, Adedoyin, Otiono, Nduka, Omobowale, Babatunde: 9798862814613: Books –


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