Joseph Mbele works with many different people as a cultural consultant.

  • Colleges and universities
  • Churches
  • Volunteer organizations
  • Companies
  • Embassies
  • Tour Companies
  • Individuals

Africonexion promotes educational and cultural travel to Africa, working with East African tour companies to offer unforgettable experiences. Joseph Mbele has a long history and love of teaching and helping people learn. After earning a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin and before coming to St. Olaf in 1990 to teach post-colonial and third-world literature, he taught in the Literature Department of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Over the years, he has taught courses such as Swahili Literature, Theory of Literature, African Literature, Sociology of Literature, Post-Colonial and Third World Literature, The Epic, African-American Literature, and a popular course he calls “The Hero and the Trickster.”

Joseph Mbele offers both book talks and cultural consults for a variety of audiences. Do you or your organizations need help crossing cultural barriers? Curious to learn more? Check out his Publications or use the Contact page to send a message to Joseph.