Joseph-Désiré Otabela Mewolo
Ph.D., Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, 2003
Comparative literature, Literary theory, Latin American novel, Spanish african literature
Dr. Joseph-Désiré Otabela specializes in the Latin American novel and Spanish African Literature. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on Mario Vargas Llosa's La fiesta del chivo and Donato Ndongo’s Los poderes de latempestad. He has published two books: Literatura emergente en español: Literatura de Guinea Ecuatorial, Universidad de Minnesota, Ediciones del Orto, 2004, and Entre estética y compromiso. La obra de Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo, Madrid, U.N.E.D., 2008. He has also published articles in EPOS and several others on Equatorial Guinea and Afro-Hispanic literature. Prior to coming to MU, he taught Latin American Literature, Spanish African Literature, Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Yaounde I (Cameroon). He is interested in Spanish Afro American literature. He teaches a variety of courses in Spanish language and literature, as well as in Spanish American literature and Spanish African literature.
In 2003, he met Mario Vargas Llosa, a famous Peruvian writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 2010.