Adams, Anne V.

Cornell Emerita Professor
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Anne Adams, Professor Emerita, specializes in the two areas of continental African women’s writing and Afro-German cultural studies. In addition, she has served as consultant to the German publications of several of Toni Morrison’s works. Upon retiring from ASRC, she served as director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture, in Accra, Ghana, 2005-2010, and taught as Visiting Professor at the University of Ghana, Legon. She is an affiliate member of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies. Currently she teaches in the Africana Studies Department at SUNY Cortland.

Languages Spoken
French, German, Spanish



Geographic Focus

  • country (self-governing)

  • transnational region

selected publications listing

  • Essays in Honour of Ama Ata Aidoo: A Reader in African Cultural Studies (Ed.), Oxfordshire: Ayeba Clarke, 2012.

    “afro look: magazine of blacks in germany: An Africanist Analysis,” in Susan Arndt and M.S. von Brisinski, eds. Africa, Europe and (Post)Colonialism: Racism, Migration and Diaspora. Bayreuth: Bayreuth African Studies Series, 2006.

    Blues in Black and White (Transl., of May Ayim Grenzenlos und unverschämt). Trenton: Africa World P, 2003.

    Showing Our Colors: Afro-German Women Speak Out (Transl., of Oguntoye, Opitz, and Schultz, eds. Farbe Bekennen: Afro-Deutsche Frauen auf den Spuren ihrer Geschichte. Amherst: U MA P, 1992.

    Ngambika: Studies of Women in African Literature (Ed. with Carole Boyce Davies), Trenton: Africa World P, 1986.