Dr Oladosu A.A ag. Head of Department






Afis Ayinde  Oladosu


Academic and Professional Qualifications

B.A. , M.A, Ph.D (Ibadan)


Senior Lecturer


Area of Specialisation




Department of of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.


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Research Projects/Activities


In progress

  1. The Dubious, the Pious, the Blasphemous: Exploring the Mystical in Modern Arabic Poetry.
  2. Oladosu A. A (2001) Themes and styles  in Arabic  Short Story in Sudan (1930-1999). (Ph.d Thesis submitted to the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. 2001.
  3. Re-Imagining the Past, Re-Constructing the Future: Ifriqiyya in Modern Sudanese Poetry
  4. Tradition, Modernity and Arabic Literary Tradition in Sudan


Dissertation and Thesis

  1. Oladosu A. A Illusion versus Reality; A Sociological Study  of Najib Mahfuz’s  al-Tariq M.A project  submitted  to the university  of Ibadan 1994.. 
  2. Oladosu A. A (2001) Themes and styles  in Arabic  Short Story in Sudan (1930     1999). (Ph.d Thesis submitted to the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. 2001.



  1. Oladosu A. A (2007) (ed) Islam in Contemporary Africa: On Violence, Terrorism   and Development. [Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing]
  2. Oladosu A .A .(2001)”Critical Perspectives to the Penal Code” in AbdulRahman M . O. (ed) Perspectives. In Islamic Law and Jurisprudence [Ibadan: Polygraphs) pp.180-225.
  3. Oladosu A.A. (2002) “Towards a Literary History of Sudan”. In Sanni,A.O (ed) An       Unfamiliar Guest  in a Familiar Household: Arabic and Islamic Studies in Honour       of Isaac Adejoju Ogunbiyi. [Lagos: Lagos State University] pp. 154-174.
  4. Oladosu A.A.(2005). “Cross-Culturalism: Re-Reading Arabic into African culture”    in Ademola Ajayi .S (ed) African Culture and Civilization [Ibadan: University of         Ibadan Cultural Studies Group] p145-160
  5. Oladosu A. A (2008) “Faces” of Islam in Africa”. In Solomon H. and Fadare A.      (ed) Muslims and State Politics in Africa (Pretoria: University of Pretoria] p. 27-50.
  6. Oladosu A. Afis (2010) "Race" s. v Encyclopedia of African Thought (Oxford University Press)
  7. Oladosu A. A (2002) “Dawah to the Globalized: Perspectives from the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria” Proceedings of WAMY’ International Conference on         Muslim Youth and Globalization, [Saudi Arabia] pp.25-40
  8. Oladosu A .A (2006) “Mahdism Versus Colonialism: A Study of Muslim Response to Colonial Rule” in Somaliland”. In A.B.C. Kasozi (ed) Islamic Civilization in Eastern Africa  [Istanbul: OIC] p. 129-148.
  9. Oladosu A. A (2007) “Victims, Witnesses and Perpetrators: The Poetics of    Violence in Islamic Jurisprudence”. In Oladosu A. A (ed) Islam in Contemporary   Africa: On Violence, Terrorism and Development [Newcastle: Cambridge    Scholars     Publishing] pp 1-23.
  10. Oladosu A. A (1994) “Najib Mahfuz’s al-Tariq- Author, Structure and Thematic Postures” in al-Fikr Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies No. 15 [Ibadan] pp. 90-114.
  11. Oladosu, A.A, (1997), “Towards the Emergence of the Short Story in Sudan”. AL-FIKR: Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies No. 17-18. [Ibadan] pp. 29-38.
  12. Oladosu, A.A, (1998): “The Muslim World at the Threshold of the 21st Century” Journal of Objective Studies Vol. 10. No. 2 [India] pp. 86-108.
  13. Oladosu, A.A, (2000) “The Metaphor of “the Road” in Najib Mahfuz and Wole       Soyinka's Fiction” in Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies No 10, [Ibadan] Pp 16-30.      
  14. Oladosu, A. A, (2000) “The Romantic Poetry in Modern Arabic Literature: A Re-      Consideration” NATAIS: Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies [Lagos] p. 80-105 
  15. Oladosu, A.A, (2003) “Mu’awiyyat Muhammad Nur and the Birth of the Short       Story in Sudan” Al-Had`arah: LASU Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies vol. 4, [Lagos] pp.78-100. 
  16. Oladosu, A.A, (2004) “From the Periphery: Periscoping the Romantic Trend in Modern Sudanese Fiction” Islamic Culture Vol. Lxxviii, No. 2 [India] pp. 1-24 
  17. Oladosu, A.A, (2004) “Wad-Nil: Mapping the 20th Century Egypt-Sudanese History through the Sudanese Fiction” Hamdard Islamicus Vol. xxv [Islamabad] pp. 78-91       
  18. Oladosu, A.A, (2004), “Authority versus Sexuality: Dialectics in Woman’s Image   in Modern Sudanese Narrative Discourse” Hawwa Vol. 2, No.1 [Netherlands] pp. 113-139.
  19. Oladosu, A.A, (2005) “Al-Sūd in African Literature: Re-Thinking Ayi Kwei Armah and Ihsan Abdul Quddus” Journal of Oriental and African Studies Vo. IV, [Greece] pp.211-230.
  20. Oladosu, A.A, (2005) “Children and the Unhomely in the Sudanese Novel” Hawwa Vol. 3.No.3. [Netherland] pp.. 334-354
  21. Oladosu A.A. (2006) “Spatiality in Sayf al-Din Hasan Babikir’s al-ZamanInternational Journal of Arabic-English Studies Vol 7. [Lebanon] pp.49-64 
  22. Oladosu A. A (2006) Identities: Engaging Self and Other in Modern Sudanese Narrative Discourse” Middle Eastern Studies Vol 42, No. 6. [London] pp. 935-944
  23. Oladosu A. A: (2008) “The Female, the Feminine and the Feminist: Re-reading         Tayyeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North” Studies in the Humanities vol. 35 no. 1  [Indiana] pp. 99-117
  24. Oladosu A. A: (2008) “Is it Because My Face is Black” Journal of Arabic Literature Vol. 39. No 2 [Netherland] p.184-215.
  25. Oladosu A. Afis: (2009) “The Public, The Private and the Sphere In-Between: Re-Reading Najib Mahfuz's Children of Our Quarter" in Nordic Journal of African Studies (Helsinki) vol 17: 4
  26. Oladosu A. Afis (2009) "History Of Domination, Literature Of Resistance: Re-Envisioning The British-Sudan Between 1898 And 1956" in Correlates of Islam (ed) Is-haq Akintola et al (Zaria: Ahmadu Bello University Press) 63-85      
  27. Oladosu A.Afis (2009): "al-Rujullah: Male and Masculinities in Modern Sudanese Narrative Discourse" in Hawwa 7.3 (Netherlands) p. 249-270
  28. Oladosu A. Afis (2010): "Beyond 9/11: Histories and Spaces of Terrorism in Africa" in Securing Africa: Post 9/11 Discourses on Terrorism (ed) M. Smith (London: Ashgate, Publishers) p. 51-67
  29. Oladosu A. Afis (2011): “On Muslim Unity: Theory, Philosophy, Reality” in al-Hikmah Vol. 1 No. 1 (2011) (Malaysia) p.1-25
  30. Oladosu A. Afis (2011) “Between the Honey and the Poison: Corruption and Its Panacea in Islamic Hermeneutics” in ICR Journal vol. 2 No. 3 (Kuala Lumpur)
  31. Oladosu A. Afis (2011) “Amnesia, Nostalgia and the North African Literature” in al-Shajarah: Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization
  32. vol. 16. Number 2
  33. Oladosu A. Afis “….”in al-Shajarah: Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization vol. 16. Number 2
  34. Oladosu A. Afis (2011) Islamic Literature: A Necessity (Kuala Lumpur: International Islamic University Press, 2011)
  35. Oladosu A. A. and Oladosu-Uthman H.(20111) “The Cross, The Crescent      and   The Media in Nigeria: An Islamic Critique” in Sacred Rumblings: Perspectives on Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Nigeria. (USA: Peter Lang) .  
  36. Oladosu A. A (2010)  الليل الأبيضAn Anthology of Poems in Arabic (Lagos: Shirkat al-Mumtaz)



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