Dr. (Mrs.) Philomena Ama Okyeso Yeboah

Senior Lecturer

Dept: English
Department of English
First Floor, (Right Wing) Faculty of Social Sciences Building

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Research Areas/Interests

Women's Studies in Africa, Women's Writing in Africa, The Rise of the Bildungsroman, Literary Studies and Textual Analysis, Streetism as Reflected in ...~more

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"Life is like riding a bull in the full glare of a huge cosmoploitan audience, you either hold the horn of the bull and ride it or the bull throws you down and rides you!"

Dr. (Mrs.) Philomena Ama Okyeso Yeboah (nee Abakah) was born to Mr James Abakah and Mrs. Racheal Abakah both of them teachers cum evangelists. She holds a PhD in English and MA in Comparative Literature, from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. As an astute academician, Dr. (Mrs.) Philomena Yeboah, has lectured in various courses at the Department of English, KNUST since September 2004. Passionate about strategies of escape for the subdued African woman, Dr. (Mrs.) Philomena Yeboah's special focus is in Women's Writings in and on Africa, an area that engaged her research interests and produced exciting articles published in peer reviewed journals. An academician with great enthusiasim to work and contribute to scholarship, Dr (Mrs.) Philomena Yeboah also teaches undergraduate courses such as Communication Skills, Literature in English, 20th Century Poetry and Novel, American Literature, Literatures of the Black Diaspora and Female Writers of Africa. At the postgraduate level, she teaches Children's Literature and the Study of Tragedy. She has been a local preacher of the Methodist Church since October 2011.

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