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A Harvest of Laughters. Ibadan: Kraftbooks. 1997; 2003; 2013.

Webs of Remembrance. Ibadan: Kraftbooks. 2001; 2015.

Shuttlesongs America: A Poetic Guided Tour. Ibadan: Bookcraft. 2001; 2003.

Lovesong for My Wasteland. Ibadan: Bookcraft, 2005.

Gather My Blood Rivers of Song. Ibadan: Diktaris, 2009.

Sea of My Mind. Ibadan: Kraftbooks, 2013.



Raji-Oyelade, A. “Dictionaries for All Seasons: The Pursuit of Competence.” In English Language Clinic Lecture Series 6-10. Vol. 2. ed. Adenike Akinjobi. Ibadan: University of Ibadan English Language Clinic Programme, 2015. 2-17.

Raji-Oyelade, A. (2015). Contesting Identities: The Challenge of the African Renaissance. Ibadan: University of Ibadan Postgraduate Lecture Series.

Raji-Oyelade, A. (2013). Fluent in(ter)ventions: webs of the literary discipline. Inaugural Lecture. University of Ibadan. Feb 14. 55pp.

Raji-Oyelade, A. (2012). Postproverbials as Archetypes of Modernity in Yoruba Culture. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag.

Raji-Oyelade, A. (2012). “Reflections on the Nigerian Literary Imaginary in the Digital Age.” Journal of the Literary Society of Nigeria 4. 13-20.

Raji-Oyelade, A. (2011) “Adegoke Adelabu: Return of the Nationalist in the Peculiar Age of Ethnic Irredentism.” Review of Towards a stable social order: Adelabu speaks from the grave (2011), by Alamu Muda-Ayeni. Ibadan: Newton House Publications. Online:

Raji-Oyelade, A. (2011) “Abokede: The Interesting Narrative of a High Chief as a Renaissance Man.” Review of Abokede: The Man, the Hill, the City (2011), by Steve Ayorinde. Ibadan: ArtPillar Books & Institute of African Studies. Online:

Raji-Oyelade, A. (2010) “Owomoyela and the Modernist Inflections of Yoruba Proverbs: The Critique of Aesthetic Inclusions.” Yoruba Fiction, Orature and Culture: Oyekan Owomoyela and African Literature & the Yoruba Experience. Eds. Toyin Falola and Adebayo Oyebade. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 171-180.

Raji-Oyelade, A. (2010) “Up/Rising in the House of Poetry.” Review of Pyramids: An Anthology of Poems from Northern Nigeria (2008), edited by I. B. Garba and A. Ismaila. Ibadan: Kraftbooks. ISALA 5: 157-160.

Raji-Oyelade, A. (2008) “Classifying the Unclassified: The Challenge of Postproverbiality in International Proverb Scholarship” In Actas ICP 2007 Proceedings. Eds. Soares, JB, Rui, and Lauhakangas, Outi. Tavira: Tipografia Tavirense, 146-155.

Raji-Oyelade, A. & Oyeniyi Okunoye. 2008. Eds. The Postcolonial Lamp: Essays in Honour of D. S. Izevbaye. Ibadan: Bookcraft, (Book).

Raji-Oyelade, A. (with Sola Olorunyomi and Abiodun Duro-Ladipo) 2008. Duro Ladipo: Thunder-God on Stage. Ibadan: Institute of African Studies/IFANET. (pp. 207).

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2008. “Notes toward the Bibliography of Nigerian Women’s Poetry (1985–2006).” Research in African Literatures 39. 1: 198-202.

Raji-Oyelade, A (and Susanne Gehrmann), 2007. “Africa and the Weltverkehr of Tongues, Books, and Scholars”, Comparative Literature: Sharing Knowledges for Preserving Cultural Diversity. Eds. Lisa Block De Behar, Paola Mildonian, Jean-Michel Djian, Djelal Kadir, Marcio Seligmann-Silva, Alfons Knauth, Dolores Romero Lopez. In Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford ,UK, [] [Retrieved July 9, 2007]

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2007. “Perplexing mis-turns.” (a commentary). Wasafiri 22.3: 86-87.

Raji-Oyelade, A. (with Christine Matzke and Geoffrey Davis), eds. 2006. Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society. Vol. 33. Issue: Of Minstrelsy and Masks: The Legacy of Ezenwa-Ohaeto in Nigerian Writing. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi. (Book in Journal Series).

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2006. “Representational Exposures: The Album of Nigerian Women’s Poetry (1985–2006).” In Of Minstrelsy and Masks: The Legacy of Ezenwa-Ohaeto in Nigerian Writing. Matzke, C., A. Raji-Oyelade and G. V. Davis, eds. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi. pp. 293-316.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2006. “The Virtuous Imagination of a Female Voice in Recent Nigerian Poetry: A Reading of Mujidah Aleem’s Another Story.” SemiCerchio: Rivista di Poesia Comparata (Journal of Comparative Literature). 35. 2 (2006): 109-110.

Raji, Remi. 2006. “En ankomstens fest: Tema Unga Kvinnor i Nigeria.” (Swedish translation of “Women in New Nigerian Writing: A Feast of Arrival”). Karavan Nr. 2: 30-35.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2005. “Ibadan and the Memory of a Generation: From the Poetry Club to the Premier Circle.” English in Africa 32.1. 21-35.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2005. “The Troikan Consciousness in Edward Brathwaite’s The Arrivants.” In Austine Akpuda, ed., The Black Presence in Caribbean Literature. Enugu: Samdrew Production, 126-136.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2004. “Posting the African Proverb: A Grammar of Yoruba Postproverbials, or Logophagia, Logorrhea and the Grammar of Yoruba Postproverbials.” Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship 21: 299-314.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2004. “Season of Desert Flowers: Contemporary Women’s Poetry from Northern Nigeria” In African Literature Today Vol. 24. 1-20.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2003. “Myth and Ideology in Nigerian Drama: Reading the Early Plays of Femi Osofisan and Bode Sowande.” Iba: Essays on African Literature in Honour of Oyin Ogunba. Eds. Wole Ogundele and Gbemisola Adeoti. Ile-Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Press. 74-88.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2003. “Why the Riverbird sings: Lola Shoneyin’s Song of a Riverbird.” Position: International Arts Review 1.4. 71-73.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2002. “Poetry’s Power of Social Mobilization: The Teachings of Niyi Osundare.” The People’s Poet: Emerging Perspectives on Niyi Osundare. Ed. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah. Chicago: Africa World Press. 231-247.

Raji-Oyelade, A. and S. Olorunyomi. 2002. “The Poet as Dramatist: An Interview.” The People’s Poet: Emerging Perspectives on Niyi Osundare. Chicago: Africa World Press. Ed. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah. Africa World Press. 519-525.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2002. “Among the Siren Sisters.” Position: International Arts Review 1.3. 20-28.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2001. “On African Proverbs.” Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship 18: 385-387.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2001. “Ralph Ellison’s Juneteenth: The Likeness of An Incomplete Masterpiece.”Glendora Book Supplement 6: 18-21.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2000. “Character Theory in the Black Novel.” In The Black Novel. Ed. Asha Viswas. New Delhi: Bahri Publications, 2000. 29-40. Series in English Language & Literature (SELL 52).

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2000. “Opening Spaces.” Position: International Arts Review 1: 5-8.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 2000. Review of Osun and the Hunter: A Yoruba Legend, by Pat Oyelola and Inose Osose. The Nigerian Field 65. 3 & 4: 243-246. 

Raji-Oyelade, A. 1999. “Postproverbials in Yoruba Culture: A Playful Blasphemy.” Research in African Literatures 30.1. 74-82.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 1998. “Toni Morrison's Paradise: Haven Imagined & Paradise Lost.” Glendora Books Supplement 3 & 4: 13-15.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 1998. “The Contours of ‘Citiness’ in the Nigerian Novel.” Gege: Ogun Studies in English 3: 181-194.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 1998. “Cadences of Influences and Synthesis in the African Novel.” Africa America Asia Australia 21: 207-214.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 1998. “Antiphonal Anthologies: A Critique of The Norton Anthology of African-American Literature (1997) and Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of African-American Literary Tradition (1998).” Glendora Books Supplement 2: 12-14.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 1998. “Achebe and Conrad: The Post (Colonial) Response.” Literature, Ideology and Society. Festschrift In Honour of Abiola Irele. Eds. A. Adebayo and S. Odunuga, 275-286, Ibadan: AMD Publishers.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 1998. “Review of Breaking the Silence: An Anthology of Short Stories.” Wasafiri 27: 62-63.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 1997. “Aspects of Uncle Tomism in African-American Literature.” Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies 7: 99-109.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 1997. “African-American Poetry: A History of Representations.” Poetry in English, A. O. Dasylva and B. O. Jegede, 161-184, Ibadan: Sam Bookman.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 1997. “Canonizing Our Daughters Voices: C.O.Ogunyemi’s Africa Wo/Man Palava:  The Nigerian Novel By Women (1996).” Ariel. 28.3: 182-186.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 1997. “The Comparatist Choice: Critical Essays on the Novel in Francophone Africa.” Presence Africaine. New Bilingual Series 156: 249-253.

Raji-Oyelade, A. 1992. “Charles Chesnutt’s ‘The Goopher’d Grapevine’: The Real Text Underground.” JORNART  1.1: 100-105.