Elisabeth Bekers is Professor of British and Postcolonial Literature at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. Her research focuses on literature from the African continent and its diaspora, mainly in English but also in French and Dutch. Currently she is working on a research project on Black British Women’s Writing and Criticism, partially funded by the Flemish research council (FWO Vlaanderen), with a special interest in neo-slave narratives. She is the author of Rising Anthills: African and African American Writing on Female Genital Excision, 1960–2000 (U Wisconsin P 2010) and co-editor of Transcultural Modernities: Narrating Africa in Europe (Rodopi 2009), a collection of essays on Brussels in literature (VUB Press forthcoming 2016), a special issue for ​Life Wfriting (forthcoming 2017), and a special issue on Imaginary Europes for the Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2015), which was republished by Routledge in 2016.