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Imali Abala



Erskine Hall, Room 230

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • M.A., Ohio State University (English)
  • M.A., Ohio State University (African American & African Studies)
  • B.A., Wilmington College

Dr. Imali J. Abala, Professor of English at Ohio Dominican University, teaches a variety of courses in the English Department, ranging from Freshman Writing, World Literature, African Literature, and Literature of American Diversity. 

She is the author of:

  • Drum Bits of Terror
  • A Fallen Citadel and Other Poems
  • The Dilemma of Jahenda the Teenage Mother
  • The Disinherited 
  • Move on, Trufosa

Some of her other works have appeared in the following anthologies: A Thousand Voices Rising, 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. 

Currently, she is working on a collection of short stories and a children’s book series.