Miriam C. Gyimah was born and raised in Ghana, but completed her elementary and further education in the United States. She attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where she completed an undergraduate degree in English and continued on to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for her Masters in the same discipline. Thereafter, she completed a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Binghamton University where she was a Clifford D. Clark Fellow. She later served as a dissertation fellow at Lemoyne College in Syracuse. She is presently an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Ogoanah, N.F. is a Ph.D research student at the Department of English/Literature, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. My areas of interest include stylistics and pragmatics. My present research focuses on African American Drama with special interest in the works of August Wilson (A pragmatic investigation of the plays of August Wilson).

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