Chantal Zabus

Chantal ZABUS is Professor of Comparative Postcolonial and Gender Studies at the University Sorbonne Paris Nord. She is the author of over a hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals and of books, e.g. The African Palimpsest: Indigenization of language in the African Europhone Novel (Rodopi 1991; 2nd ed. Brill 2007; French transl. 2018); Out in Africa: Same-Sex Desire in Sub-Saharan Literatures and Cultures (Boydell & Brewer; James Currey, 2014); Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women’s Experiential Texts and Human Contexts (Stanford UP, 2007; French transl. 2016); and Tempests after Shakespeare (Macmillan/Palgrave 2002). Her last two edited books are Transgender Experience: Place, Ethnicity, and Visibility (co-ed. David Coad; Routledge, 2014) and The Future of Postcolonial Studies (Routledge 2015). She is currently working on transgender and transsexualism in non-Western contexts. She is the Editor-in-Chief of one of the first journals on postcolonial studies online, Postcolonial Text (

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