Frau Prof. Dr. Anne Adams

Einladende Institution: Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies
Aufenthalt: 01. April 2015 - 30. Juni 2015
Heimatuni: Institute of Educational Technology: The Open University (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
Informationen zur Person: Anne Adams, Professor Emerita, specializes in the two areas of continental African women’s writing and Afro-German cultural studies.  Upon retiring from ASRC, she served as director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture, in Accra, Ghana, 2005-2010, while also teaching as Visiting Professor at the University of Ghana, Legon.

Her publications on African literature include Ngambika: Studies of Women in African Literature (with Carole Boyce Davies), 1986; The Legacy of Efua Sutherland: Pan-African Cultural Activism (with Esi Sutherland-Addy) 2007;  Essays in Honour of Ama Ata Aidoo: A Reader in African Cultural Studies, 2012.

In Afro-German Cultural Studies she has translated Showing Our Colors: Afro-German Women Speak Out (Farbe Bekennen, Oguntoye, Opitz, and Schultz, eds.), 1992; Blues in Black and White (Grenzenlos und unverschämt, May Ayim), 2003.  She is currently preparing an anthology of essays by Afro-Germans.

Prof. Anne Adams was attending the Conference of Working Group A of the Bayreuth Academy in Summer 2013. She was also a Fellow of the Working Group E in Summer 2015 during the African Literature Association Conference 2015, that took place at the University of Bayreuth. Prof. Anne Adams furthermore gave a Public Lecture: "Out(side) of Africa: 21st Century Diaspora  and/or Cosmopolitanism?" on the 25.6.2015 at Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth