Teacher's Diploma, English (Advanced Teacher Training College, Winneba, Ghana)
BA Honours (Legon, Ghana)
Born in Ghana, West Africa, Yaw Asante obtained a Teacher's Diploma in English and taught in several secondary schools in Ghana. After he received his doctoral degree from the U of Calgary in 2000, he was offered a full-time position in the Department of English, Mount Royal. A specialist scholar of African literature and postcolonial theory and practice, Asante has contributed to these areas of research through numerous presentations and articles. His current research interest is in violence in African fiction. He organizes field schools to Ghana.