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  • Presentation: “The Wisdom of Many, the Wit of One: Postproverbial Matters in African Studies.” Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany; July 20, 2016.
  • Presentation: “Of proverbs, postproverbials + knowledge production in African studies.” Project: Thinking Africa + the diaspora differently: theories, practices, imaginaries; Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa; December 13 – 15, 2011.
  • Lead Speaker: “Reflections on the Nigerian Literary Imaginary in the Digital Age”; Literary Society of Nigeria Conference; Port-Harcourt - November 9, 2011.
  • Participant, 6th International Literary Festival, Book Forum, Lviv, Ukraine; September 13 – 19, 2011.
  • Presentation: “Nigerian Literature: origins, traditions and modernities”. Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Geografia i Historia, Barcelona, Spain; February 1, 2011.
  • Presentation: “Between dream and rage: the African experience in poetry”. Plus recitation, with Catalan poets. L’Horiginal, Barcelona, Spain; February 3, 2011.
  • Participant, 12  International Mediterranean Poetry Festival, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; May 31 – June 3, 2010.
  • Presentation: “Mere hybridity or sheer profanity: the broken proverb text in African literature and film”. March 1, 2010: Humboldt University, Main Hall, Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany; Conventions and Conversions: Generic Innovations in African Literatures, March 1-4, 2010.
  • Presentation: "African proverbs at work: the aesthetics of instruction". November, 9, 2009: 18:00hr, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciencias Socias e Humanas, Instituto de Estudos de Literatura Tradicional, Lisboa, Portugal;
  • Guest Poet, Third International Mahalta Poetry Festival, Lleida, Spain; October 24-26, 2007.
  • Participant, African Literature & Culture Series: New Trends in Creative Writing and the Media
    in Nigeria (“Neue Trends bei der Schriftstellerei und bei den Medien in Nigeria”); Bayreuth University, Bayreuth, Germany; February 1, 2007.
  • Participant, International “Poetry Days” Festival, Riga & Ventspils, Latvia; September, 12-16, 2006.
  • Guest Writer, “Night of Poetry”, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin; May 23, 2006.
  • Guest Speaker, Distinguished Lectures Series at the Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden; May 10, 2005.
  • Participant, 7th (Symposium Litteraire International Rencontre des PEN Afrique) Symposium on African Writing & Freedom of Expression, Organised by PEN International/Association des Écrivains Sénégalais, Dakar, Senegal; November 7-11, 2004.
  • Guest Lecturer, Center for Society and Ideas, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA; October 21, 2003.
  • Guest Lecturer, African-American Studies Program/International Center for Writing and Translation, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA; October 20, 2003.
  • Resource Person, Africa Information Society Initiative Retreat, organized by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa/The Ford Foundation Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; June 14-17, 2003.
  • Participant, Salzburg Seminar, Session 408/ASC 31 (Contemporary American Literature); Salzburg, Austria; April 02 – 09, 2003.
  • Visiting Lecturer & Guest Writer, University of Nebraska at Kearney/Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NB, USA; September 2002.
  • Guest Lecturer, South African National Writers’ Conference, Pretoria, South Africa; June 2002.
  • Fifth & Sixth Poetry Africa Festival, Durban, South Africa; May 2001  & 2002.
  • Visiting Lecturer & Guest Writer, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA; September 2001.