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Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Helen L. Bevington Associate Professor of Modern Poetry
English
Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708
304D Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office hours Spring 2024 Semester:

Tuesdays 12:00 - 3:00 pm  

Selected Publications


Our Readers Write: mediating Africa Poetry's Audiences

Journal Article Research in African Literatures · 2020 Cite

Mother Tongues Poems

Book · November 15, 2019 Winner of the 2018 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize Tsitsi Ella Jaji’s second full-length collection of poems, Mother Tongues, begins at home, with the first words and loves we learn, and the most intimate vows we ... ... Cite

Bingo Magazine in the Age of Pan-African Festivals

Journal Article Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art · November 1, 2018 Full text Cite

Introduction: The Performance of Pan-African Identities at Black and African Cultural Festivals

Journal Article Interventions · October 3, 2018 In April 1966 thousands of artists, musicians, performers, and writers from across Africa and its diaspora gathered in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to take part in the First World Festival of Black and African Culture (Premier Festival Mondial des arts n ... Full text Cite

Within Earshot of Africa—Meditations on The Sound of Culture

Journal Article Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism · March 1, 2018 Full text Cite

On Pacing in dossier What is the Scale of the Literary Object

Journal Article Modernism/Modernity · 2018 Cite

Pan-Africanism

Chapter · 2018 Cite

Beating the Graves

Book · March 2017 Others reflect on how diasporic life shapes family relations. The praise songs in this volume pay particular homage to the powerful women and gender-queer ancestors of the poet’s lineage and thought. ... Cite

Genre in Africa

Journal Article Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry · 2017 Cite

Classic Black

Chapter · 2016 Cite

Cassava Westerns: Theorizing the Pleasures of Playing the Outlaw in Africa

Chapter · April 24, 2015 INTRODUCTION Western films produced, or sometimes co-produced, by Italian studios in the 1960s and 1970s – the so-called Spaghetti Westerns1 – are, in their whole as a sub-genre, the best known and most studied Italian contribution to ... ... Cite

The Name of the Farther, The Name of the Son, and the Name of the Homeric Spirit in Walcott's Omeros

Journal Article La Torre-Revista General de la Universidad de Puerto Rico · 2015 Cite

Symbiopsychotaxiplasticity

Journal Article Cultural Studies · July 4, 2014 Full text Cite

Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Book · January 10, 2014 on a particular axis of exchange, between U.S. African American music and Ghanaian, Senegalese, and South African ... transnational black solidarity expressed in numerous cultural forms animated by a range of pan-African discourses. ... Cite

Our Readers Write: mediating Africa Poetry's Audiences

Journal Article Research in African Literatures · 2020 Cite

Mother Tongues Poems

Book · November 15, 2019 Winner of the 2018 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize Tsitsi Ella Jaji’s second full-length collection of poems, Mother Tongues, begins at home, with the first words and loves we learn, and the most intimate vows we ... ... Cite

Bingo Magazine in the Age of Pan-African Festivals

Journal Article Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art · November 1, 2018 Full text Cite

Introduction: The Performance of Pan-African Identities at Black and African Cultural Festivals

Journal Article Interventions · October 3, 2018 In April 1966 thousands of artists, musicians, performers, and writers from across Africa and its diaspora gathered in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to take part in the First World Festival of Black and African Culture (Premier Festival Mondial des arts n ... Full text Cite

Within Earshot of Africa—Meditations on The Sound of Culture

Journal Article Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism · March 1, 2018 Full text Cite

On Pacing in dossier What is the Scale of the Literary Object

Journal Article Modernism/Modernity · 2018 Cite

Pan-Africanism

Chapter · 2018 Cite

Beating the Graves

Book · March 2017 Others reflect on how diasporic life shapes family relations. The praise songs in this volume pay particular homage to the powerful women and gender-queer ancestors of the poet’s lineage and thought. ... Cite

Genre in Africa

Journal Article Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry · 2017 Cite

Classic Black

Chapter · 2016 Cite

Cassava Westerns: Theorizing the Pleasures of Playing the Outlaw in Africa

Chapter · April 24, 2015 INTRODUCTION Western films produced, or sometimes co-produced, by Italian studios in the 1960s and 1970s – the so-called Spaghetti Westerns1 – are, in their whole as a sub-genre, the best known and most studied Italian contribution to ... ... Cite

The Name of the Farther, The Name of the Son, and the Name of the Homeric Spirit in Walcott's Omeros

Journal Article La Torre-Revista General de la Universidad de Puerto Rico · 2015 Cite

Symbiopsychotaxiplasticity

Journal Article Cultural Studies · July 4, 2014 Full text Cite

Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Book · January 10, 2014 on a particular axis of exchange, between U.S. African American music and Ghanaian, Senegalese, and South African ... transnational black solidarity expressed in numerous cultural forms animated by a range of pan-African discourses. ... Cite

Art Song Poetics: Performing Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Setting of Paul L. Dunbar’s “A Corn Song”

Journal Article J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists · March 2013 Full text Cite

Double issue on Music

Journal Article Safundi: the journal of South African and American studies · 2012 Cite

Listening in on Jazz

Chapter · 2007 Cite

Person, Place or Thing: The politics of Naming in Nafissatou Diallo;s Le fort maudit

Journal Article Literary Griot: international journal of Black expressive culture studies · 1999 Cite

Our Readers Write: Mediating Africa Poetry's Audiences

Journal Article Research in African Literatures Cite

Africa Music, Power, and Being in colonial Zimbabwe, Mhoze Chikowero

Other International Journal of African Historical Studies Cite

Past and Present: A Roundtable Discussion about Paul Strand's Later Projects

Other Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography (Philadelphia Museum of Art) Cite

Reflections on Performing Ben Patterson's Paper Piece

Other Callaloo: a journal of African diaspora arts and letters Cite