Ato Quayson

professor of English
New York University

Ato Quayson is professor of English at New York University.  Previously he was inaugural director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the editor of the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry and is working on a literary history of postcolonial tragedy.


  • “Still It Makes Me Laugh, No Time to Die”: Methodological Reflections on Oxford Street

    In responding to several commentaries on his book, Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism, the author calls upon autobiographical memories and probes their relation to fieldwork and translational transactions between various languages, pointing out that there are no easy or single sources for entextualized anecdotes or slogans.


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