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Komla Avono, at present a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Nebraska, will visit Texas State next month to speak in several English classes and meet with various student groups.

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Komla Avono

Avono is a faculty member at the University of Lomé, the largest university in the African nation of Togo. During Avono’s three-day visit, he will discuss literature and race in three English classes and meet members of the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta and students from the Honors College.

Avono’s dissertation, entitled “Otherness and Criticism in African American Literature from 1865 to 1964: A Metacritical Approach” was completed in July 2010, preceded by a master’s thesis on “Oppression and Self-Development in Richard Wright’s Native Son.”

During Avono’s visit from March 25-27, he will discuss literature and race in three English classes and meet members of the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta and students from the Honors College.

The visit is being funded through the Department of English, the Provost’s Office and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars’ Occasional Lecturer Fund.

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