Dr. Bill F. Ndi

Bill F. Ndi, Fellow at Booker T. Washington Leadership Institute and University Professor of English and Foreign Languages at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA, earned his Doctorates from the University of Cergy-Pontoise in 2001. He is a poet, playwright, storyteller, literary critic, translator, historian of ideas and mentalities as well as an academic. Before joining Tuskegee University, he held teaching positions in several universities in Australia, France, and elsewhere. His areas of teaching and research comprise, among others, the following: 

  • English Languages (Old, Middle, Modern, pidgins, & Contemporary) and literatures,
  • French, 
  • Professional, Technical, and Creative Writing, 
  • World Literatures, 
  • Applied/Historical Linguistics, Literary History, 
  • Media and Communication Studies, 
  • Peace/Quaker Studies and Conflict Resolution, 
  • History of Internationalism, 
  • History of Ideas and Mentalities, 
  • Translation & Translatology, 
  • 17th Century and Contemporary Cultural Studies. 
  • Cinemas and Cultures. 

He has published extensively in these areas. His publications include numerous scholarly works on Early Quakerism and translation of Early Quaker writings. He has also published poetry and plays in both the French and the English languages. Professor Bill F. Ndi has published 23 volumes of poetry of which six are in French, a play and 4 works in translation. He is co-editor of Outward Evil, Inward Battle: Human Memory in Literature with Adaku T. Ankumah, Benjamin Hart Fishkin, and Festus Fru Ndeh as well as co-editor of Fears, Doubts, and Joys of not Belonging; The Repressed Expressed; Secrets, Silences, and Betrayals with Adaku T. Ankumah and Benjamin Hart Fishkin. His most recent edited work is Living (In)Dependence: Critical Perspectives on Global Interdependence. In addition, he has served as a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar.