Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi served as guest editor for a special Cameroon issue of Tydskrif vir Letterkunde (A Journal for African Literature), volume 53.1, and published several articles in that volume: “Cameroon’s National Literatures: An Introduction,” “Anglophone Cameroon Literature: A Conversation with Bole Butake,” and “Francophone Cameroon Literature: A Conversation with Ambroise Kom.”
On March 31, she gave an invited lecture on “African Writing Across Borders” at Anderson University in South Carolina.
She presented “The Caine Prize and African Literature” and participated in a fiction reading panel on “Readings from African Writing Today” at the African Literature Association conference, Atlanta, GA, April 5-9.
She served as the session chair for “Contesting and Decentering White Dominance in Professional Colleges/Schools of Education: Insights from Faculty of Color on Reclaiming Place, Race, and Space” at the Keeping Our Faculty of Color Symposium, University of Minnesota, April 17-19.
On April 9, she was sworn in as the 42nd president of the African Literature Association at the annual meeting in Atlanta, hosted by Emory and Kennesaw State universities. Her presidency will end on June 18, 2017, at Yale University.