Saheed Bello

Dr Saheed Bello is a guest researcher in African Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is a Post Doctoral fellow at the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics of SOAS, University of London, UK. His research focuses on African literary and cultural studies, film and philosophy, African philosophy and post/decolonial theory, environmental humanities and sustainability. As an international fellow, he started working on his book project on African film and philosophy at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany. Dr Bello holds a PhD from the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos with a designated emphasis on narrative adaptation from Nigerian literature into film.


Recent publications:

Bello, Saheed. 2023. “Ọ̀rúnmìliàn Film-Philosophy: Aesthetics of Èjìgbèdè Ẹ̀kú in Saworoidẹ,” Film and Philosophy Vol. 27 (2023) pp. 1–15. DOI: 10.5840/filmphil2022111421.
Bello, Saheed. 2022. “Ọ̀rúnmìliàn Film-Philosophy”: An African Philosophy through Cinematic Storytelling,” Academic Reflects: University of Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers, (35).
Bello, Saheed. 2022. “Ọ̀rúnmìlà Epistemic Reproduction: Nigerian Film Philosophy via Divinity and Orality,” Black Camera: An International Film Journal 13, no. 2 (Spring 2022): 53–68, doi: 10.2979/blackcamera.13.2.03.
Bello, Saheed. 2021. ‘Se “Iya” Ni’wo yi?: Questioning Motherhood in Bosede Ademilua-Afolayan’s Drama,’ in Nigerian Female Dramatists:
Expression, Resistance, Agency, edited by Bosede Funke.
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VU University Amsterdam
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