Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Profile: Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi AKA "Makuchi"

Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi was born and raised in Cameroon. She was educated at the University of Yaounde, Cameroon, and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She uses the pen name Makuchi, and is also literary critic. She is currently a professor of English at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. She is the author of Gender in African Women’s Writing: Identity, Sexuality, and Difference and a book of short stories Your Madness, Not Mine: Stories of Cameroon. Her fiction has appeared in Callaloo: A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, The Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing Abroad, Crab Orchard Review, Thamyris, Worldview and Asian Women. Her many scholarly publications include book chapters, articles, and essays in journals. Her work has been reprinted in such anthologies as The Anchor Book of Modern African Stories, Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader and African Gender Studies: A Reader.

1 comment:

Letizia Picone said...

Dear Makuchi,
After several years I have never had the chance to thank you enough for your beautiful writing. My Italian translation of "Your Madness, Not Mine" was a wonderful experience, a great score to finish my studies, and the best way to start my career as a translator. I am still planning to review those translations and find a publisher. I got in touch with some literary reviews lately, and I hope I will have the chance to share some of your stories with the Italian public. Of course, if this will come true, you will be the first to know.
Thank you again.

Letizia Picone