Malik Ade

Doctoral Candidate

Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
Room: 3.019
Niebuhrstraße 5
D-53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 / (0)228 / 73 62571

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Academic Profile

          Spatiality of Asymmetrical Dependencies in Nigerian Novels

With focus on spatiality of asymmetrical dependencies in Nigerian Novels, my project explores the depiction of complex African realities since the colonial period. I investigate individual and collective constructions of “self” and “other” within the perpetually shifting contexts of human relations. In addition to social inequalities, analyzed texts promise to reveal how negotiated identities in daily and seasonal activities reflect various layers of “strong” asymmetrical dependencies. The project is built, among others, on the concepts of race, gender, social status, un-belonging, age, marriage, household, servitude, survival, coming of age and resistance.  

since 2019
Ph.D. Studies in English Literature and Culture, University of Bonn, Germany

M.A. Studies in African Studies: Literature and Culture, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

B.A. Studies in English Literature, History and Religion, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

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