Books, articles & reviews


Bower, Rachel. Transcultural Collaboration: Leeds and Nigeria Unite, 1950-1970 (in preparation).

Bower, Rachel. Moon Milk. Valley Press, Spring 2018.

Bower, Rachel. Epistolarity and World Literature. London: Palgrave Macmillan, October 2017.

Book cover Epistolarity

Bower, Rachel and Helen Mort (eds). Verse Matters. Scarborough: Valley Press, November 2017.




Bower, Rachel. “Collaboration and Conflict: Correspondence, Interviews and Anthologies.” Cambridge Companion on J.M. Coetzee. 2018 Ed. Jarad Zimbler.(forthcoming).

Bower, Rachel. “Tony Harrison in Nigeria: Teacher, Translator and Dramatist” Tony Harrison: International Man of LettersSpecial Issue of English Studies, February 2018.

Bower, Rachel and Jacob Blakesley. “Introduction.” Tony Harrison: International Man of LettersSpecial Issue of English Studies, February 2018.

Bower, Rachel. “Tony Harrison’s Unblinking Eye”. Stand 15.3 (Tony Harrison Birthday Issue) November 2017.

Bower, Rachel. “A Snake in the Garden.” Special Issue of Stand on Geoffrey Hill. 15.2 (2017): 67-69.

Bower, Rachel. “John Berger: Epistolarity and a Life in Letters.” On John Berger: Telling Stories. Eds. David Malcolm and Ralf Hertel. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2015.

Bower, Rachel. “Epistolary Craft and the Literary Field.The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 49.3 (2014): 315-331.

Zimbler, Jarad, Ben Etherington and Rachel Bower, eds. Crafts of World Literature. Spec. issue of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 49.3 (2014): 273-278.

Bower, Rachel. “Epistolary Correspondence with the Past in Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion.” Journal of Canadian Literature 219 (Winter 2013): 57-74.

Bower, Rachel. “The Operation of Literary Institutions in the Construction of National Literary Aesthetics: Fadia Faqir’s My Name is Salma.” From Compositor to Collector: Essays on the Book Trade 1660-2010. Eds. John Hinks and Matthew Day. British Library/Oak Knoll, 2012: 181-196.



Bower, Rachel. Rev. of What is a World? by Pheng Cheah. World Literature Special Issue of Seminar 54.2 (2018): 272-274.

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of Measures of Expatriation by Vahni Capildeo. Stand 15.4 (2017/2018).

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of The Book In Africa ed. by Caroline Davis and David Johnson. Textual Cultures 10.1 (2016): 83-85.

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of The Stonegate Devil by Carole Bromley, Demeter Does Not Remember by Mary Madec and Letter to My Rival by Merryn Williams. Stand 14.3 (2016).

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of A Bird is Not a Stone: An Anthology of Contemporary Palestinian Poetry ed. By Harry Bell and Sarah Irving, and This Room is Waiting: Poems from Iraq and the United Kingdom ed. by Van Winkle, Ryan and Lauren Pyott. Stand 14.2 (2016).

Bower, Rachel Rev. of Blood on the Tides: The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology by Isidore Okpewho. Leeds African Studies Bulletin (2016). –

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of Postcolonial Life Narratives by Gillian Whitlock. Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Nov, 2015).

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of Wolf, Wolf by Eben Venter and The Restless Supermarket by Ivan Vladislavić. Wasafiri 2015.

Bower, Rachel. “Toni Morrison” and “Michael Ondaatje”. Blackwell Encylopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Eds. Henry Schwarz and Sangeeta Ray.

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje. Wasafiri 72 (2012): 103-105.

Bower, Rachel. “Arab Archives and Transitional Justice.” Postcolonial Studies Association Newsletter (2012): 4-6.

Bower, Rachel. “Interview with Fadia Faqir, March 2010.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 48.1 (2012): 3-12.

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of Eleven Houses by Christopher Fitz-Simon and The Invisible Prison by Pat Boran. Wasafiri 67 (September 2011): 83-84.

Bower, Rachel, Désha Osborne & Oliver Ross. “Interview with M. G. Vassanji.” Wasafiri: Special Issue “Indian Oceans” 66.2/3 (June 2011): 3-7. Republished by invitation in Emerging Perspectives on M.G. Vassanji. Eds. Tony Simoes da Silva and JKS Makokha, 2012.





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