Awards & Grants 2017-08-09T10:36:13+00:00

Awards and Grants

Literary Awards

2014
Invitation as a Visiting Professor at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) – declined.
2014
4 months Grant of the Fondation de Treilles (France) – 10,000 Euros + lodging
2013
Invitation as a Visiting Professor at the Universit of Bremen (Germany) – declined.
2013
Shortlisted for the Fonlon-Nichols Award for Extraordinary Achivement in Scholarship and literature of the African Literature Association (ALA)
2012
Special mention of the Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie (5000 Euros) for Mont plaisant
Editor’s selection of Le Figaro for Mont plaisant
Shortlisted for the Trophée des arts afro-caribéens, 2011 for Mont plaisant
2003
Grand Prix Littéraire de l’Afrique Noire for the novel Temps de chien
2002
Shortlisted for the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie for Temps de chien
2001
Prix Marguerite Yourcenar ($10,000), for francophone writers living in the USA, for Temps de Chien

Scholarly Grants

2013
$3000 FAHSS Grant for pulsations
2010
$1500 Dean’s Grant for pulsations
2010
FAHSS Grant for pulsations
2008
FAHSS Grant to cover the Charles Taylor Trial in Den Haag, The Netherlands
2006
Taft Research Fellowship, Department of Romance Languages, University of Cincinnati, for research on ‘Manifeste d’une Nouvelle Littérature Africaine’
2005
Grant of the German Office of Academic Exchange (DAAD) for a Summer Seminar on : ‘Beyond the National’, at Cornell University
2003
Grant of the Center for Literary Research in Berlin, Germany
2002–2006
Grants of the Human Understanding Committee, Shippensburg University
1999–2000
Fellowship of the German Research Society (DFG), for the Research Project ‘Cinema and Colony’
1998
Grant of the College of Graduates ‘Codification of Violence’ of the Humboldt University in Berlin for a Research Project on : ‘A Dialectical History of African Film’
1994–1998
Scholarship of the German Office of Academic Exchange (DAAD) to complete and defend my dissertation.
1992
Grant of the German Office for Academic Exchange for a German language course in Saarbrücken