Imali J. Abala
||Professor and Department Head of English
Arts and Letters
||Ph.D., The Ohio State University; M.A., The Ohio State University (English); M.A., The Ohio State University (Black Studies); B.A., Wilmington College, Ohio
Dr. Imali J. Abala, Professor and Head of the Department of English at Ohio Dominican University, teaches a variety of courses in the English Department, ranging from Freshman Writing, World Literature, African Literature, Literature of American Diversity, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature. She is the author of A Fallen Citadel and Other Poems (2012); three novels: The Dilemma of Jahenda the Teenage Mother (2010), The Disinherited (2007) and Move on, Trufosa (2006). Some of her other works appear in the anthology African Women in Motion: Gender and the New African Diaspora in the United States and Reflections: An Anthology of New Work by African Women Poets. Dr. Abala has devoted her writing to exploring social issues in contemporary Kenya, ranging from women’s quest for self-definition, the never-ending conflict between tradition and modernity, and, most importantly, the profound effects of AIDS on families and society.