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Prof Pede Hollist

Profile of Prof Pede Hollist

Arthur Onipede Hollist, aka Pede Hollist, is a Professor of English at The University of Tampa, and an award-winning fiction writer who teaches African literature and creative writing. His credits include So the Path Does Not Die, named the 2014 African Literature Association Creative Book of the Year; “Foreign Aid,” shortlisted for the 2013 Caine Prize and published in A Memory This Size and Other Stories; and “The Tale of the Three Water Carriers,” longlisted for the 2015 Short Story Day competition and anthologized in Water: New Short Fiction From Africa. His other short stories have been published in Ake Review, Matatu, and The Price and Other Stories from Sierra Leone. His research interests and scholarly publications include articles and book chapters on African trauma fiction, Afrodiasporic literatures, and Sierra Leonean literature. He is a 2017 Fulbright scholar and the 2014-2015 recipient of the Louise Loy Hunter Award, which is given annually by its previous recipients to a UT professor for excellence in teaching and cumulative contributions in service and scholarship.