Peter Leman is a Ph.D. candidate in English at University of California, Irvine, and a member of the University of California Society of Fellows in the Humanities. His research focuses primarily on intersections of law and literature in postcolonial contexts, with a particular emphasis on Africa. His current project examines literary appropriations of traditional orature in East Africa in relationship to colonial and postcolonial law. A recipient of multiple awards and fellowships, including the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, Peter's work has appeared in Research in African Literatures, Text & Presentation, and The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction.
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