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Scholar of early African lit. I help academics globally to write publishable academic articles in 12 weeks. Yes, you can! #acwri #WYJA #12WeekArticle #GrayTest
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Oct 4, 2019 9 tweets 5 min read
The colonial encounter
between Europeans and Africans
did not always end with Europeans triumphing.
Either at first, or later.

Thread # is #Africanarchive Check out this fascinating moment
in the history of
colonial encounters between Europeans and Africans:

From 1557 to 1632,
#Jesuit missionaries from Portugal and Spain
endeavored to convert the #Ethiopians
from their ancient form of #Christianity
to Roman #Catholicism
Sep 24, 2019 23 tweets 5 min read
I get a variety of *interesting* responses when someone asks me what I do and I say that I’m a professor of African literature.
One American member of the public said to me,
“You teach African literature? That must be a short course.”
That’s a verbatim quote.
1/17 Another American member of the public said, “You teach African literature? Do students take that?”
I was about to respond that they do,
when his wife chastised him for being rudely honest—
not for being wrong, but for being rude.
Jun 19, 2019 23 tweets 7 min read
Many academics find sitting down at the computer and starting to write to be the most difficult challenge facing them. One of the reasons for this, as one of my students put it so well, is that “if I never start, then I never fail.”
#AcWri #PhD
1/23 Another reason academics can't get started writing is getting out of the habit of writing–or never having had a writing habit.
While tough to overcome, this obstacle does have some straightforward solutions.
Here are ten (10) solutions.
#acwri #PhD