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Gilbert Doho

Office: Guilford 204
tel: 216-368-4885
fax: 216-368-2216

Gilbert Doho is Associtate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, as well as the Academic Representative in French. He obtained his Ph.D. (1992) from the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III. His areas of specialization are Twentieth Century French Drama, Francophone Studies, African Performing Arts, and Cinema. He has published articles in Présence Francophone, Matatu . A theater critic and playwright, he has published Théâtre populaire et réappropriation du pouvoir au Cameroun ( SHERPA, 2002), and has contributed in writing chapters in The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre Volume 3 : Africa (Routledge, 1997), Le Dictionnaire des ouvres littéraires d'Afrique francophone (Bethesda, ISP, 1996). His published plays comprise Zintgraff and the Battle of Mankon (in collaboration with Bole Butake, 1998), Noces de Cendres (Wedlock of Ashes, 1996), Le Crâne (The Skull, 1995). He is currently working on the censured version of his Au-dela du lac de nénuphars (Beyond the Lily Lake) and on urban theater as a powerful tool of minority empowerment in the U.S.  Recent publications include People Theater and Grassroots Empowerment in Cameroon (Africa World Press, 2006) and Poésie et luttes de libération au Cameroun (Poetry and Liberation War in Cameroon) Yaoundé: Ifrikiya, 2007.

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