Crispin Maalu-Bungi, Professor of African literature at the University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, was an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation senior research fellow at the University of Bayreuth for three months: May-July 2015. He is a regular guest of Bayreuth. This time he was hosted by Clarissa Vierke (Literatures in African Languages). Crispin Maalu-Bungi is one of the most renowned experts of African literature from Congo. During his stay in Bayreuth, he worked on a new and extended edition of his book on Luba praise poetry Meen’a Bukole: Poésie d’exaltation lubà, which was originally published in 1986 and soon turned into a standard reference work in the field of African oral literature.
NAB XV, 2015, p. 40