De-Valera NYM Botchway
University of Cape Coast, Ghana
De-Valera N.Y.M. Botchway (PhD) is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana. His research and teaching interests are the history of Black Religious and Cultural Nationalism(s), African Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Children in Popular Culture, Regionalism and Integration in Africa, and Africans in Dispersion. He has authored books and several articles in different refereed journals and books. He co-authored ‘Freaks in Procession? Fancy Dress Masquerade as a Haven for Negotiating Eccentricity during Childhood. A study of child masqueraders in Cape Coast’ in Misfit Children: An Enquiry into Childhood Belongings and co-edited the book Africa and the First World War: Remembrance, Memories and Representations after 100 Years. He also edits three journals––Drumspeak, Asemka and Abibisem––at UCC, and belongs to the Historical Society of Ghana.