Gil Ndi-Shang (Romance Literatures/Comparative Studies, University of Bayreuth) holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS). He is a member of the Young Colleague Programme, Bavarian Academy of Sciences (Munich-Germany). In the recent past, he has been Research Fellow with the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his literary research in Congo, Peru, and Colombia. He hails from the North West region of Cameroon where he grew up before moving to Yaoundé and Bayreuth (Germany) for his undergraduate and graduate education respectively. He is the author of Letter from America: Memoir of an Adopted Child, State/society: Narrating Transformations in African Novels and co-editor of Tracks and Traces of Violence and Re-writing Pasts, Imagining Futures.