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Anne Adams

310 Triphammer Road
ava2@cornell.edu

Overview

Anne Adams, Professor Emerita, specializes in the two areas of continental African women’s writing and Afro-German cultural studies.  Upon retiring from ASRC, she served as director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture, in Accra, Ghana, 2005-2010, while also teaching as Visiting Professor at the University of Ghana, Legon.

Her publications on African literature include Ngambika: Studies of Women in African Literature (with Carole Boyce Davies), 1986; The Legacy of Efua Sutherland: Pan-African Cultural Activism (with Esi Sutherland-Addy) 2007;  Essays in Honour of Ama Ata Aidoo: A Reader in African Cultural Studies, 2012.

In Afro-German Cultural Studies she has translated Showing Our Colors: Afro-German Women Speak Out (Farbe Bekennen, Oguntoye, Opitz, and Schultz, eds.), 1992; Blues in Black and White (Grenzenlos und unverschämt, May Ayim), 2003.  She is currently preparing an anthology of essays by Afro-Germans. 

Departments/Programs

  • Africana Studies and Research Center
  • Comparative Literature