African Digital Humanities, Electronic literature, Digital culture, Digital divide, Generative text, littérature numérique, lecture double, lecture étroite , Procedural model, theory, Computer generated-novel, Modèle procédural, création numérique, humanités numériques, Philippe Bootz, Richard Ajah, Davin Heckman, Charles Berebon, Alan Bigelow, Yohanna Waliya, Nick Montfort


This Maiden Edition of Multilingual African Digital Semiotics and E-lit Journal (MADSEJ) is dedicated to selected peer-previewed articles harvested from the second annual conference African Electronic Literature Alliance International Workshop Conference (AELAIWC2022) whose theme was E-Literary Procedural Creativity on Digital platforms and Metaverse/création numérique procédurale de la Littérature métaverselle et littérature dispositive, virtually anchored from the Centre for Digital Humanities University of Lagos (CEDHUL).

Author Biographies

Richard Ajah, University of Uyo

Richard Ajah is a professor of French, Francophone African literature, cultural studies and digital humanities at the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria. where he graduated with First Class and with several academic awards as the Best-Graduating Student and University Valedictorian in 2004 Convocation Ceremony. He obtained M.A degree with distinction and a Doctorate from the University of Ibadan as Education Trust Funds (ETF) Scholar. He has been Keynote Speaker, Lead-paper Presenter and Resource Person in professional and Academic gatherings. Prof. Richard Ajah has been involved in the organization of Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities (LSSDH), University of Lagos, Nigeria. He was an executive member of Global Outlook: Digital Humanities, Canada and he is the National Treasurer, Digital Humanities Association of Nigeria (DHAN) and Coordinator, Digital Humanities Unit of the Faculty of Arts (DHuFArt), University of Uyo, being part of African and Nigerian DH community. His DH scholarship has been in the area of computer-assisted literary analysis (CALA) in African literature.  


Yohanna Waliya, University of Calabar

Yohanna Joseph Waliya obtained M.A. French Studies (Twitterature;Twitterbot poetry) at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian digital poet, distant writer, ludokinetic writer, novelist, playwright, python programmer, winner of the Janusz Korczak Prize for Global South 2020, Electronic Literature Organization Research Fellow, UNESCO Janusz Korczak Fellow, Creator & Curator of MAELD and ADELD [2022 Emerging Open Scholarship Award: Honourable mention by The Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI)], Executive Director of AELA& ADELI (https://africanelit.org ), International Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Web and Social Media [ICWSM ] Scholar 2021-2022, Scrimba Scholar 2022-2023, and Hastac Scholar 2021-2023. He writes in English and French. Among his works are : La récolte de vie (play), Monde 2.0 (play), Hégémonie Disparue (novel), Quand l’Afrique se lèvera (novel), Homosalus (digital poetry), Momenta (digital poetry), @TinyKorczak (Twitterbot-poetry), Climatophosis (digital poetry: The best use of DH for Fun 2020), Inferno 2.0 (ludokinetic poetry) etc. He is also a lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages and Translation Studies, University of Calabar.  His research interests cover distant writing, Distant reading, Digital Poetry, Metaversal literature, Twitterbot-poetry , Twitterature, Digital Humanities and language discourse.

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How to Cite

Ajah, R., & Waliya, Y. (2023). Editorial. Multilingual African Digital Semiotics and E-Lit Journal (MADSEJ), 1(1), i-ii. Retrieved from https://madsej.africanelit.org/index.php/madsej/article/view/8