Ademola Adesola – The Conversation - Wishevoke

Ademola Adesola – The Conversation

Ademola is an assistant professor of postcolonial literatures in the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures. Prior to his tenure at MRU, Ademola taught literature at the International College of Manitoba, University of Manitoba. He has worked in Nigeria as a journalist on the Arts Desk of The Nation Newspapers and as a lecturer at Kings University, Nigeria.

Ademola’s teaching and research interests include African/Black Diaspora literatures, postcolonial literatures, war and literature, and popular culture. His current research focuses on literary representations of children in war (also known as child soldiers). His articles, book chapters and reviews have appeared in various publications. His article “A Tale of Two Fighters: Images of Child Soldiers in Jewish and African Child Soldier Narratives” recently appeared in the Journal of the African Literature Association, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2022.

He has received several awards, including the Berdie and Irvin Cohen Scholarship in Peace and Conflict Studies and the Dr. Vernon B. Rhodenizer Graduate Scholarship for his doctoral work at the University of Manitoba. Ademola is a Fellow of the Ife Institute of Advanced Studies.

Cycling and playing tennis are among Ademola’s favorite pastimes.

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