Abayomi Awelewa is a lecturer and a researcher in the Department of English at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is also a publisher and a communications expert. His fields of research include African and African Diasporan Literature, Gender and Trauma Studies. He holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Before he joined the University of Lagos, he has previously worked at the Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo in Ogun State, Nigeria. Awelewa also worked at HarvestPlus, XLR8 and Literamed Publications in a career spanning over 20 years.