The University of Iowa

Peter Nazareth

Peter Nazareth
Professor
Office: 
468 EPB
Phone: 
319-335-0448
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Peter Nazareth is Professor of English and Advisor to the International Writing Program. He teaches and has written about African, Caribbean, African-American, Goan, and other literatures, as well as Elvis as Anthology, for which he has received a great deal of media attention. His publications include In the Trickster Tradition: The Novels of Andrew Salkey, Francis Ebejer, and Ishmael Reed (1994); Edwin Thumboo: Creating a Nation Through Poetry (2008); and the long essay “Elvis as Anthology” in Vernon Chadwick, ed., In Search of Elvis: Music, Race, Art, Religion. He edited Critical Essays on Ngugi wa Thiong’o (2000) and Pivoting on the Point of Return: Modern Goan Literature (2010). His first novel, In a Brown Mantle, is now being taught at the University of Pretoria and by Ngugi wa Thiong’o at U.C. Irvine.