Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies



2018. Co-edited volume with Elisabeth Reitinger and Ulrike Vedder. Alter und Geschlecht: Soziale Verhältnisse und Kulturelle Repräsentationen., VS Verlag.

2011. Rituals in Cameroon Drama: A Semiological Interpretation of the plays of Gilbert Doho, Bole Butake and Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh, Bayreuth, Bayreuth African Series 90.

Forthcoming. Old Age in African Literary and Cultural Contexts. Ed.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


ARTICLES and Review Articles

2018. “A Critical Analysis of the Role of Aberewa (Old Woman) in Bill Marshall’s Asana” in Co-edited volume with Elisabeth Reitinger & Ulrike Vedder. Alter und Geschlecht: Soziale Verhältnisse und Kulturelle Repräsentationen., VS Verlag.

2018. “Theaterarbeit mit Menschen mit Demenz aus nicht nur künstlerischer Sicht; In Conversation with Barbara Wachendorff” in Co-edited volume with Elisabeth Reitinger, Ulrike Vedder & Gabi Jähnert. Alter und Geschlecht: Soziale Verhältnisse und Kulturelle Repräsentationen. VS Verlag.

2016. “Negotiation in Participatory Development Theatre: Interface of the “Static” and the “Dynamic”. African Performance Review Journal. Volume 8, Number 2, 2016.

2015. “Postcolonial Feminine Emancipation in Bole Butake’s Lake God (1986) and And Palm-wine will Flow (1990)”. Hemispheres: Studies on Cultures and Societies, Vol. 30, No. 4:25-42.

2014. “A Critique of Morality: An Existential Reading of Elderly Characters in Two of Bole Butake’s Plays” in Perspectives on Cameroonian Art, Archaeology and Culture, Yaoundé, Editions Cle.

2013. “Popular Culture as Medium of Expression: A Study of Artists of the North West Province of Cameroon” in Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture, No. 11, pp .79-94.

2012. An Initiation Ritual as a Bridge to Political Power: Interpreting Symbols in Bole Butake’s (Cameroon) “Dance of the Vampires, West African Theatre and Performing Arts Journal,Vol. 1, No. 2, , pp. 51-66.

2010. „Intercultural Perspectives in African Theatre and Performance Art” in Irritation und Vermittlung: Theatre in einer Interkulturellen und Multireligiösen Gessellschaft, Berlin, Lit Verlag Dr. W. Hopf.

2008. “The Wilderness in the Forest: Grim and Concentric reformulations in the works of Butake and Makuchi.”

2018. Masitha Hoeane, Mama Mudu’s Children: A South African Post-Freedom Tragi-Comedy Grant Park: African Perspectives Publishing, 2017, 88 pp. ISBN 9780992236380. Pb £15 / $20. Published in African Theatre 17: Contemporary Dance, Edited by Yvette Hutchison & Chukwuma Okoye, James Curry, 2018.

2017. Theatre of Real People: Diverse Encounters at the Berlin’s Hebbel am Ufer and Beyond by Ulrike Garde and Meg Mumford. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016, 247pp (paperback) for Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts, Vol. 11. Autumn 2017. “Authenticity”.

2015. Aderemi Raji-Oyelade, Playful Blasphemies: Postproverbials as Archetypes of Modernity in Yorùbá Culture,Trier, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2012, 168pp, €22, 50, paperback. Nordic Journal of African Studies (NJAS), Vol. 24(1): 90–93.

2013. The Methuen Drama Book of post-Black Plays, Harry J. Elam Jr. & Douglas A. Jones, Jr., Eds in Platform: Postgraduate Journal of Theatre Arts, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 90.

2009. Theatre for Development in Kenya: In the Search of an Effective Procedure and Methodology by Christopher Joseph Odhiambo, Bayreuth Africa Studies 86, Bayreuth: Pia Thielmann & Eckhard Breitinger, (“2008) 201 pp. + 9 illus., ISBN 978-3-93966-07-8, Reviewed in Studies in Theatre and Performance, 29.3

In print as conference proceeding, “Theatre and Representation: A Critical Understanding of Gender from an Intercultural Perspective”

Forthcoming in Matatu as conference proceeding, “Patronage or Negotiation? An Exploration of the Performances of the Boomerang and Pamela's Journal”

Forthcoming as book chapter, “Transgressing" Wisdom and Elderhood in Times of War? The Shifting Identity of the Elderly Queen in the Performance of Women of Owu” in Under Construction. Performing Critical Identity. Ed. Anne Kohl.

Forthcoming as book chapter, “Introduction: Old Age in African literature and African Sociocultural Contexts” in Old Age in African Literary and Cultural Contexts. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Forthcoming as book chapter, “Ageism is Still ‘Another Form of Bigotry’: Physical Presentation of the Elderly Body in Anowa and The Gods are Not to Blame” in Old Age in African Literary and Cultural Contexts. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

,Forthcoming as book chapter, “Interrogating Respect towards the Elderly during an Applied Theatre Workshop at Agyati in Bafut, Cameroon” in Old Age in African Literary and Cultural Contexts. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Contributions in IAAW Newsletter

With Susanne Gehrmann “KOSMOS Workshop “Crossings & Comparisons in African Literary and Cultural Studies” October 8-11, 2018” Newsletter Issue #4

“Review of a 2017 workshop on “Labour and Leisure in Artistic Production and Performance” Newsletter Issue #1 (Juli 2017)