Continuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#23: Afrocentricity, which Molefi Kete Asante wrote for publication in English in 2014, and which Katalin Egri Ku-Mesu has now translated into Hungarian.
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Asante, M. K. (2019). Afrika-központúság (K. Egri Ku-Mesu, Trans.). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 23. Available from:
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Katalin Egri Ku-Mesu, PhD, is Associate Tutor at the School of Arts, University of Leicester, UK.
She has a multidisciplinary background in languages, literatures and cultures, and she has taught and supervised at Hungarian and British universities at under- and postgraduate level in the broad disciplinary areas of English language and linguistics, English, American and postcolonial literature, English teacher training and education and applied linguistics. She has also taught Russian to students specializing in Russian language and literature and Hungarian to speakers of other languages. Katalin has also worked as Head of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for a pathway organization, managing the delivery of EAP programs and supporting teachers across sixteen countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.
Katalin’s research interests fall within the fields of postcolonial literature, World Englishes, cross-cultural pragmatics, sociolinguistics and cultural text-analysis. She is also interested in multilingualism, English language teaching and English teacher education, specifically the exploitation of literary material for language teaching purposes, the applicability of Western language teaching methods elsewhere in the world and the effect of extensive reading on language learning. She has researched various aspects of African literature, including the works of Ghanaian and Nigerian writers, cultural reference in Ghanaian English language fiction, and reading and censorship in Africa as well as the role of the mother tongue in teaching and learning English, creativity in the language classroom, academic literacies, genre pedagogy and language assessment.
For more information, please visit Katalin’s ORCiD or her LinkedIn profile.