Walton Muyumba

Walton Muyumba is a writer and critic living in Dallas, Texas. Muyumba's essay on Amiri Baraka is forthcoming in College Literature (January 2007) and he is completing a book manuscript on African American intellectual history, jazz, and pragmatist philosophy. Muyumba teaches American literature and African
American studies at the University of North Texas.

Essays by this author

Blackness and the Migratory Drive


Walton Muyumba reviews Randall Kenan’s massive meditation on race and introduces a new word into the discourse on African American literature: zugenruhe.

Modernism Reevaluated


Walton Muyumba reviews two books: Michael Soto’s The Modernist Nation: Generation, Renaissance and American Literature (2004) and Manuel Martinez’s Countering the Counterculture: Rereading Postwar American Dissent from Jack Kerouac to Tomás Rivera (2003).