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Dr. Alain Lawo-Sukam to be Distinguished Scholar and Writer at Hofstra University

Hofstra University, The Center for Race, Culture, and Social Justice presents the Fall 2019 Distinguished African Scholars and Writers Series Program with Dr. Alain Lawo-Sukam on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, and Thursday, November 21, 2019. Dr. Alain Lawo-Sukam, who comes from Cameroon, is an associate professor of Africana studies and Hispanic studies at Texas A&M […]

Hofstra University, The Center for Race, Culture, and Social Justice presents the Fall 2019 Distinguished African Scholars and Writers Series Program with Dr. Alain Lawo-Sukam on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, and Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Alain Lawo-SukamDr. Alain Lawo-Sukam, who comes from Cameroon, is an associate professor of Africana studies and Hispanic studies at Texas A&M University. Widely published both as a scholar and as a creative writer, he is the author of the trilingual poetry book Sueño con África/Dream of Africa/Rêve d’Afrique (2013) and the novel Mange-Mil y sus historias de tierra caliente (2017). His work addresses African experiences in the Hispanic Atlantic world and aims toward a vision of Afro-Hispanic studies that incorporates new frontiers of study. He specializes in the history and cultures of Afro-descendants in the Americas, focusing on the Afro-Argentinean, Afro-Colombian, and Afro-Cuban communities.
He has written two scholarly books, La poesía de Guinea Ecuatorial en su contexto colonial y (trans)nacional (2019) and Hacia una poética afro-colombiana: el caso del Pacífico (2010). The recipient of numerous grants and awards in teaching and
research, he is the former chair of the African Division of the Modern Language Association.

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