Íde Corley is a Lecturer in English at the National University of Ireland Maynooth where she directs MA programmes in Postcolonial and World Literatures and in Irish Literature and Culture. Her research focuses primarily on twentieth-century literary engagements with the politics of black unity associated with tri-continental Pan-African nationalism, African socialism and modern African identity. She was the Principal Convenor of an ESF-funded workshop entitled "Multiple Modernities of Same-Sex Sexuality in Nigeria" in 2010 and has published articles and reviews in Modern Language Studies, Interventions and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.
Helen Fallon is Deputy University Librarian at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. She has worked in libraries in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia and Saudi Arabia. Her professional interests include libraries in developing countries, African women writers, staff develop- ment, academic publishing, creativity, and the leadership and marketing of academic libraries. She has published extensively and runs workshops on academic publishing and maintains a blog for library staff who wish to write for publication at http://academicwritinglibrarian.blogspot.ie/
Laurence Cox co-directs the MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. He is co- founder of the international, open-access social movement journal Interface (http://interfacejournal.net), co-editor of Understanding European move- ments: new social movements, global justice struggles, anti-austerity pro- test and Marxism and social movements and author of Buddhism and Ireland. He is currently part of an international team researching the life of U Dhammaloka, an Irish migrant worker who became a Buddhist monk and anti-colonial activist in early 20th Century Burma. Dr Cox has been involved in a wide range of social movements in several countries for over quarter of a century.