Paul Ushang Ugor (NHC Fellow, 2021–22)

Project Title

The Cinema of Femi Odugbemi: Screen Media and Popular Culture in Nigeria

Illinois State University

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Ugor, Paul Ushang

Fellowship Work Summary, 2021–22

Paul Ushang Ugor drafted four chapters of his work in progress, Afropolitan Humanism: Femi Odugbemi, Nollywood, and Transnational Cinema. He revised, proofread, and resubmitted his article, “Archiving Africa: Notes for the Contemporary African Filmmaker,” which will appear in Black Camera. Vol. 14, no. 2, 2022. Ugor revised and resubmitted a book chapter, “Imaginaries of Truth and Reconciliation: Nation and Narration in Antjie Krog’s Country of My Skull” in an edited volume Truth Commissions and Statebuilding, edited by Bonny, Ibhawoh, Jasper Ayelazuno, and Sylvia Bawa, currently under review with the University of McGill Press and due to be published in 2023. He also completed and submitted a finished manuscript for Youth, African Popular Arts and Cultural Politics in Everyday Life, a special issue of Critical African Studies. He also completed work on an edited volume on Youth and Popular Culture in Africa: Media, Music, and Politics, published by the University of Rochester Press in November 2021.