Williams, Emily Allen

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Williams, Emily Allen
(Akilah Williams)


Daughter of Joseph R. and Cornelia S. Allen; married Kenneth J. Williams (an account executive), 1992; children: Kevin Jamal. Ethnicity: "Black." Education: Saint Paul's College, B.A., 1977; Virginia Commonwealth University, M.A., 1980; Clark Atlanta University, D.Arts, 1997; New York University, postdoctoral study, 1999-2000.


Home—Lithonia, GA. Office—Department of English, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA 30314-3773; fax: 770-482-5584. E-mail[email protected]


Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, instructor in English, 1991-92; Morehouse College, Atlanta, instructor, 1992-96, assistant professor, 1997-2004, associate professor of English, 2004—; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, professor of liberal arts, 2005—. Clark Atlanta University, instructor, 1992-93; Spelman College, lecturer, 1994-95; Virginia Commonwealth University, lecturer in English as a foreign language, 2001; University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Fulbright lecturer, 2000-01.


Modern Language Association of America, College Language Association, African Literature Association, Popular Culture Association, Fulbright Association, Alpha Kappa Mu, Delta Sigma Theta, Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni Association, Saint Paul's College Alumni Association.


Poetic Negotiation of Identity in the Works of Brathwaite, Harris, Senior, and Dabydeen, Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston, NY), 1999.

Anglophone Caribbean Poetry, 1970-2001: An Annotated Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2002.

The Critical Response to Kamau Brathwaite, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2004.

(Editor, with Melvin B. Rahming) Changing Currents: Transnational Caribbean Literature and Cultural Criticism, Africa World Press (Trenton, NJ), 2006.

Contributor to books, including Studies in the Literary Imagination: Caribbean Women in Exile, edited by Carol Marsh Lockett and Elizabeth West, Georgia State University Press, 2004. Contributor of essays, interviews, and reviews to periodicals, including Wasafiri, CLA Journal, and African American Review. Editor of special issue, Revista/Review Interamericana, 2003.



Choice, July-August, 2003, M.L. Loe, review of Anglophone Caribbean Poetry, 1970-2001: An Annotated Bibliography, p. 1888; July-August, 2005, M.V. Ekstrom, review of The Critical Response to Kamau Brathwaite, p. 1990.

Reference & Research Book News, May, 2003, review of Anglophone Caribbean Poetry, 1970-2001, p. 259; February, 2005, review of The Critical Response to Kamau Brathwaite, p. 268.

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