Adeleke Adeeko

Adeleke Adeeko

Adeleke Adeeko

Humanities Distinguished Professor of English


570 Denney Hall
164 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Anglophone African Literature
  • Literary Theory (Deconstruction)
  • Diasporic Black Literatures
  • Postcolonial Literature & Criticism
  • African American Literature
  • Yoruba Literature & Orature
  • Twentieth-Century British and American Literature


  • PhD, University of Florida
  • BA, MA, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Dr. Adeeko's teaching and research interests are, in no particular order of importance, Yoruba Literature, literary theory, African American Literature, and Anglophone literatures of Africa, south Asia, and the Caribbean. He is the author of Proverbs, Textuality, and Nativism in African Literature (1998) and The Slave's Rebellion: Literature, History, Orature (2005). He guest edited a special issue of Research in African Literatures 40:4 (Winter 2009) on writing about slavery in the African diaspora. His ongoing research projects are "Animist" Poetics in African American Poetry and Praise Culture in Lagos, Nigeria.