Biography

Madhu Krishnan

MADHU KRISHNAN is Senior Lecturer of 20th/21st Century Postcolonial Writing at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Contemporary African Literature in English: Global Locations, Postcolonial Identifications (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Her work centres on African writing and cultural production in English and French, with a particular interest in material cultures and the shifting horizons of ‘the literary’. She has edited or co-edited special issues of Wasafiri, Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Research in African Literatures which examine print activism in 21st century Africa; postcolonial space; and the concept of the post-nation. In 2018, she will publish her second monograph, Writing Spatiality in West Africa: Colonial Legacies and the Anglophone / Francophone Novel (part of James Currey Press’s African Articulations series) and a minigraph, Contingent Canons: African Literature and the Politics of Location (Cambridge University Press).