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Sanya Osha

Sanya Osha, who has a Ph.D. in Philosophy, began his professional career as a journalist. He taught Philosophy for several years in Nigerian universities before taking up a number of research fellowships and positions in South Africa, the United States and the Netherlands. He was a fellow of the Centre for Rhetoric Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2002 and was a visiting scholar at Smith College, Massachusetts, United States in the fall of 2003. Between September and November 2003, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Currently, he is affiliated to the Centre for Civil Society, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His book, Kwasi Wiredu and Beyond: The Text, Writing and Thought in Africa was published in 2005. As a guest of the Agency in Africa theme group at the African Studies Centre, Dr. Osha will work on two main projects. The first examines the question of theoretical agency in the work of Kwasi Wiredu, a major Ghanaian philosopher. The second addresses the new configuration of creative agency in contemporary Nigerian letters.