Esther Pujolràs-Noguer is a lecturer in American and post-colonial literature at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and has specialized in African literatures and cultures. Her current research focuses on Indian Ocean writing, paying special attention to the convergence of race/ethnicity and gender, on the one hand, and constructions of whiteness, on the other. She has been a member of several research projects on African literature and, at present, is a member of the research project Relations and Networks in Indian Ocean Writing and the research group Ratnakara. Indian Ocean Literatures and Cultures http://grupsderecerca.uab.cat/ratnakara. She has published on postcolonialism, both fiction and cinema. She is the author of a book on the Ghanaian writer, Ama Ata Aidoo, An African (Auto)biography. Ama Ata Aidoo’s Literary Quest. Esther is also a poet and is now working on an on-line project which combines poetry, photography and feminism called Mistresses of Desire.