Joyce Ashuntantang
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Joyce Ashuntantang


Small class sizes put every Hillyer student in a "front row" seat and as a result I get to know each student as an individual with his/her own needs and talents.


  • ENB 110/111: English Composition and Literature I
  • ENB 111: English Composition and Literature II
  • ENB 230: Literature Across Cultures
  • ENB 250: African American Literature
  • ENG 218: Survey of Minority Writers
  • HONB 110: Art on a Mission

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D. English, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York (CUNY).
  • M.A, English, Hunter College, CUNY.
  • DIPES II, English Education, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon.
  • Masters in Librarianship, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • B.A, Modern English Studies, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Research Interests

  • African Literature and Film
  • Oral African Literature
  • African Textual/Bibliographic Studies
  • African-American Literature and Culture

Selected Publications 

  •  “Chinua Achebe” in Blackwell’s The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Literature edited by Henry Schwartz and published by Blackwell Publishers. 2016.
  • “Anglophone Cameroon Literature 1959-1990: A Brief Overview” Tydskrif vir Letterkunde (Journal for Literature) Vol. 53:1 (2016): 109-127
  • “Publishing and Digital Dissemination of Creative Writing in Cameroon.” The Book in Africa: Critical Debates. Eds. Davis, Caroline and David Johns. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
  • “For Common Corn: Echoing Bole Butake’s concerns in Lake God, The Survivors, and And Palm Wine Will Flow” in Re-greening Africanscapes: Ecology and the African Imagination.  Ed. Tanure Ojaide and Ogaga Okuyada. African Heritage Press, 2013.
  • “Hollywood and Representations of Human Rights in Terry George’s Hotel Rwanda” in Hollywood’s Africa After 1994.  Ed.  Mary Ellen Higgins. Ohio University Press, 2012.
  • “Incantation,”  “Birth-Day,” in Reflections: An Anthology of New Work by African Women Poets. Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013.
  • “Es’kia Mphahlele’s Enduring Truth in Down Second Avenue,” in African Literature Today 30: Reflections & Retrospectives in African Literature Today, 2012.
  • “Jabulani: The World Cup Ball”. Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Issue 22 (2012): n.pag.
  • “Bate Besong” in Dictionary of Literary Biography: Contemporary African Writers, Ed. Tanure Ojaide. Gale Group, Clark and Bruccoli-Clark Layman: 2011. 41-47.
  • “Sony Labou Tansi (Marcel Ntsoni)” in Dictionary of Literary Biography: Contemporary African Writers Ed. Tanure Ojaide. Gale Group, Clark and Bruccoli-Clark Layman: 2011. 254-259.
  • “Constructing Identity and Authenticity: The Evolving Cameroon Video Film in English.” African Literature Today 28 (2010): 133-144.
  • “Extract from My Mother’s Recipe,” in Speaking for the Generations: An Anthology of Contemporary African Short Stories. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2010. 73-76.
  • A Basket of Flaming Ashes. Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Publishers/ Michigan State University Press, 2010. 
  • Landscaping Postcoloniality: The Dissemination of Anglophone Cameroon Literature. Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Publishers/ Michigan State University Press, 2009.