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Dr Ruth Bush

Dr Ruth Bush

Dr Ruth Bush
BA, MSc, DPhil

Lecturer in French

19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 92 88799

Research summary

African literature, material cultures of the book, postcolonial studies, cultural studies

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Biography

My principal area of research is francophone African literature. More broadly, I am interested in theories of cultural value, material cultures of the book, and the relationship between political activism and cultural production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. I have published on authors including Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Malick Fall, Chinua Achebe, Amos Tutuola and Christine Garnier. In parallel, I worked recently on the history of radical black publishing in Britain, producing an online history of the UK’s first radical black bookshop and publishing house: New Beacon Books. This was part of the Heritage Lottery Fund "Dream to Change ...

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