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Kodjo Adabra

Associate Professor of Francophone Studies
Welles 209A
585-245-5247
adabra@geneseo.edu
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Kodjo Adabra has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2010. His primary research deals with sub-Saharan Francophone African literatures from Post-colonial Africa, with a focus on diasporic literature, literary transnationalism, migration, identity and exile. He extensively worked on the journalistic work in PNPA (Peuples Noirs Peuples Africains) by Franco-Cameroonian author Alexandre Biyidi-Awala, alias Mongo Beti. He also developed secondary research interests in African cinema, nego-feminism and sociolinguistics. 

He received the SUNY System-wide Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2020.   

 

Office Hours: Fall 2021

On sabbatical

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • - Ph.D., Francophone Literatures, University of Tennessee
    - M.A., French Studies, North Carolina State University
    - M.S., Management, Université de Lomé, Togo
    - B.S., Management, Université de Lomé, Togo

Affiliations

  • Member of :
    - AATF (American Association of Teachers of French)
    - NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
    - ALA (African Literature Association)
    - CIEF (Conseil International d'Etudes Francophones)

  • Proceedings Reviewer at NCUR (National Conference on Undergraduate Research)

Publications

  • Adabra, Kodjo. "La Francophonie sous le regard critique du 'Franco-Africain': Mongo Béti mis en exergue" Revue de l'Université de Moncton 49.2 (2020) : 37-69.

  • Adabra, Kodjo. "(Dé)construction du 'réel-fiction' et formation de la 'zone grise' chez Maryse Condé et Kangni Alem." 9na Edición de la Conferencia Científica Internacional de la Universidad de Holguín. Editorial ConCiencia Ediciones. ISBN: 978-959-7237-34-1 (2019).

  • Adabra, Kodjo. “La littérature togolaise dans le collimateur de la critique universitaire aux États-Unis.” Littérature Togolaise : Discours et figures d’autorité, edited by Anatole Koffi Molley, Editions Continents, 2018, pp. 263-284.

  • Adabra, Kodjo. Rev. of Kraft: fictions et épisodes, by Mahmoud Mahmoud N’Dongo. The French Review 89.4 (2016) : 272-73.

  • Adabra, Kodjo. " ‘Little Senegal’ ou le voyage solitaire vers l’imaginaire identitaire" French Literature Series XLI (2016) : 184-197.

  • Adabra, Kodjo. Rev. of La légende de l'assassin, by Kangni Alem. The French Review 89.3 (2016) : 251-52.

  • Adabra, Kodjo. "Portée et analyse comparative de la pensée journalistique de Mongo Béti." Dalhousie French Studies 105 (2015) : 63-76.

  • Adabra, Kodjo. La bêtise humaine, Lome: Editions Awoudy, 2015.

  • Adabra, Kodjo. "Peuples Noirs, Peuples Africains à la croisée idéologique avec Fanon et Achebe" Nouvelles Études Francophones 29.1 (2014): 129-46.

  • Adabra, Kodjo. L'œuvre journalistique de Mongo Beti: Contours et regard critique. Saarbrücken: Presses Académiques Francophones, 2013. Print.

  • Adabra, Kodjo. "De l’engagement littéraire au complexe linguistique: Mongo Béti et Ngugi Wa Thiong’o en phase de transition. " L’Érudit Franco-Espagnol 1 (2012): 100-11.

More About Me

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Other Interests

  • Creative writing
  • Study abroad in Senegal
  • French for Business
  • Poetry
  • Martial Arts (Shotokan Karate)