Education1980 University of Sierra Leone, West Africa, B.A.
1983 Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada, M.A.
1991 University of South Florida, Ph.D.
Business and Technical Writing
Career SpecialtiesArthur Hollist's interest in African literature encompasses published literary fiction (particularly post-Colonial fiction), popular fiction, theatrical and oral storytelling traditions.
Professional and Community Activities:Hollist is deeply involved in furthering business and cultural relations between Africa and America. As a member of the United States and Africa Free Enterprise Foundation, he developed an interactive, multimedia, critical thinking model for teaching about Africa and authored a pamphlet on the dos and don'ts of doing business in Africa.
He spent two years speaking about Africa on behalf of the Florida Humanitarian Council. He is working on a novel exploring relations between Africans, African-Americans and Caribbeans.