A new book co-edited by Nduka Otiono, a Carleton University professor, has been released.


The book is titled “Contemporary Transnational & Transcontinental Scholarship”.

It is a multi-genre collection of essays, reviews, interviews, and reflections on the life and work of Doyin Aguoru, an academic at the University of Ibadan (UI).

Aguoru is a leading scholar in Japanese studies in Africa, an associate professor of English, and director of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at UI.


His book was co-edited by Otiono who, in turn, is the director of the Institute of African Studies at Carleton.

Otiono edited the book alongside Babatunde Omobowale, professor of English and director of the distance learning centre at the University of Ibadan (UI).

Aguoru’s profile is defined by her transnational and transcontinental scholarship across theatrical, biographical, and gender studies.


The book sustains the conversation on transnational studies which many academics argue, among other things, re-ignited Japanese studies in Africa today.

It also unites established and fledgling scholars, mentors and mentees, university administrators, poets, literary critics, captains of industries, diplomats, and an array of personalities representative of Aguoru’s network.

Offering more insight into the profile, Toyin Falola, a teaching professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said Aguoru consistently establishes herself as a profound intellectual.

“Repeatedly, she demonstrates that her intellectual energies are inexhaustible, and it is not impossible that the same energies can radiate glowingly, depending on how they are used,” the professor added.


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