Adama Samaké, is a teacher-researcher and lecturer in French-speaking African literature at the Department of Modern Letters of the University Félix Houphouët Boigny of Cocody – Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire). There he teaches the history of African literature, the African novel and sociocriticism. He defended a single doctoral thesis (Phd) on March 12, 2014 and another one at the same institution on February 10, 2004. These two theses dealt with “Revolutionary ideology in the novels of Tchicaya U Tam’si“. This research focuses on the problematic of alienation and Promethean consciousness in the African novel, socio-critical theories, fundamentally the notions of ideology, social imaginary and the theory of decoloniality.
In addition he published several scientific articles (about thirty to date) in Côte d’Ivoire (Les Cahiers du GRATHEL; the journal of the Centre de Recherche en Littérature et Stylistique (CRELIS); the journal of the Institute of Littérature et d’esthétique négro-africaines (ILENA), in Senegal (Ethiopiques); in Canada (The postcolonialist), Romania (Acta Iassyiensia Comparationis, Revue Roumaine d’Etudes Francophones) and Italy (Interculturel Francophonies). Furthermore, he has coordinated eleven books on sociocriticism, that is, Mongo Beti, the social imaginary and the theory of decoloniality.
Member of the scientific committee of the Arena romanistica journal of the University of Bergen in Norway, he is also a member of the Groupe de Recherche en Analyse et Théories Littéraires (GRATHEL) of the Félix Houphouët Boigny University where he is the editor of the journal Les Cahiers du GRATHEL. His last two coordinated books are the result of a collaboration: L’imaginaire social: itinéraire sémantique, formes, actualité (Paris, Connaissances et Savoirs, 2019), La théorie de la décolonialité: sémantique et pratiques textuelles (Brussels, Paris, Academia-L’Harmattan, L’Harmattan, 2020).