SUMMARY OF CV
Born in 1954, I hail from Nguru in Aboh-Mbaise L.G.A of Imo State, Nigeria. I attended the then St. Charles School, Nguru, Imo State, from 1961 to 1966. Held down for three years by the Nigerian Civil War, my secondary School career at Community Secondary School, Amuzi in Ahiazu L.G.A (Imo State) began in 1970 and ended in 1974. I made a Division One result in the West African School Certificate Examination of June, 1974. My humility and hardwork as a student was recognized by my school for which I was awarded a Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Conduct in 1973. I was also employed as an auxiliary teacher in my alma mater between March 1975 and September, 1976. I left for the University of Jos, Nigeria in October 1976 where I read Education, majoring in the teaching of English. I left the University in 1980 in the 2nd Class Upper Division.
Between 1980 and 1981 I taught English and Literature at the then Federal Advance Tearchers College, Abeokuta(FATCA) as a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). During the period, I was also the editor of two Youth Corps publications – Orient ’80 and The Corps Torch – which were ably managed and published. In recognition of my teaching, managerial and editorial competence, I was in 1981 awarded a Certificate of Merit for Meritorious Services to Ogun State at the Ogun State Youth Corps passing-out parade of that year.
My regular tertiary teaching career began at the former Anambra State College of Education, Awka, Nigeria in September, 1981 where I taught English, writing and literary courses. My hardwork and research successes fetched me an accelerated promotion from Lecturer 3 to Lecturer 2 within a period of one academic session i.e. in 1982. Between 1981 and 1983 I earned an M. Ed degree from the University of Jos by part-time studies. Again, between 1985 and 1986 I earned another master’s degree of the University of Ibadan, this time in Literature by full-time studies. In my Ibadan master’s degree result, I scored an overall average of A (70+%) topping the class. Subsequently, I was counseled by the then Head of the English department, UI, and some of my MA Programme lecturers to begin the PhD programme at once, in 1986. I earned the Ph.D. degree in 1990 under the distinguished supervision of Professor Isidore Okpewho.
Back at my then workplace at Awka, I was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 1988. Soon after, I came over to the then Imo State University, Okigwe (now Abia State University, Uturu) as Lecturer I. But in 1990 I became substantive Senior Lecturer. I was promoted to Reader (Associate Professor) in 1993, and full Professor in 1996.
So far, I have published 17 books (five novels, one collection of short stories, two collections of poems, and ten English and Literature texts for various levels of education), over 150 journal papers and book chapters, a majority of which were published in England, America, Canada, Australia, India, Germany and France as well as a number of short stories and poems in standard academic journals at home and abroad. I have also published numerous book reviews in local and international journals. Since 1988, I have supervised more than forty MA dissertations in Literature, while some MA dissertations and doctorate supervisions are on-going, and attended and presented papers at various local and international academic conferences, some of which I helped to organize. From 1989 to 2005 (sixteen years), I co-ordinated Use of English courses which were taught in the Regular, Distance Education and Sandwich Programmes of the Abia State University, Uturu. I have been a member of the Senate of Abia State University, Uturu since 1995; the Coordinator (Head) of the former School of Humanities (then comprising six academic departments) of the same University (1995 – 1997); the Director of its General Studies Division (1997 – 1999); and from Feb. 2001 to Sept. 2004, the Dean, MJC Echeruo Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of my University. On August 13, 2003 I was elected a member of the Governing Council of Abia State University, representing Senate, a position I vacated in July 2006. In the 2007/2008 session, I was drafted back to Academic Headship, this time as HOD, English. I was a member of the Federal Government Presidential Visitation Panel to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State in 2004, and in 2005 I was twice (February and November) a member of the National Universities Commission (NUC) Accreditation Team to three Nigerian universities on each occasion. I served the NUC in a similar capacity to another set of three Nigerian Universities in November, 2007; in the NUC Verification team to two Nigerian universities in 2008; and in another of such team to OAU in March 2009. I served as the Dean, School of Post-Graduate Studies of my university between 2011- 2014.
- PERSONAL DATA
(a) Name: NWACHUKWU-AGBADA, Justus Obi Joseph (Professor)
(b) Date of Birth: 22nd July, 1954
(c) Place of Birth: Nguru, Aboh Mbaise L.G.A, Imo State
(d) Nationality: Nigerian
(e) Marital Status: Married
(f) Name of Spouse: Chizoma Rosemary Nwachukwu-Agbada (Dr, Mrs.)
(g) Number of Children: Five as follows:
- Ezinwa (female) ii. Ndudi (male)
iii. Chidike (male) iv. Kenna (male)
- Ugoezi (female), aged between 18 and 30 years.
(h) Next of Kin: Dr (Mrs.) C.R. Nwachukwu-Agbada
(i) Religion: Christianity
(j) Permanent Home Address: Eziala Ogwu, Nguru
Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area,
Imo State, Nigeria.
(k) Contact Address: i. Department of English
Abia State University, P.M.B 2000
- Box 6312, Aladimma Post Office, Owerri, Nigeria
(l) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
(m) Mobile: +234 803 6777 449
(ii) SCHOOLS ATTENDED AND QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED (WITH DATES)
(i) University of Ibadan, Department of English, 1986-1990 (PhD) Title of Thesis: The Igbo Proverb: Communication and Creativity in Traditional Art. No. of Pages: xx + 398 pages.
(ii) University of Ibadan, Department of English, 1985-1986 [M.A. – ‘A’ Average as can be corroborated from my transcript] Title of Dissertation: Matter and Form in Post-War Nigerian Poetry (1970-1985). No. of Pages: x +268 pages.
(iii) University of Jos, 1981-1983 (M. Ed. Guidance and Counseling) Made an average of 65% and was qualified to proceed to the PhD programme in that academic area.
(iv) University of Jos, 1976-1980 (B.Ed. English, 2nd Class Upper Division).
(b) SECONDARY: Amuzi Community Grammar School (ACOGRAM) Ahiazu LGA, Imo State 1970-1974 (WAEC, Division I Result)
(c) PRIMARY: St. Charles School, Nguru, Imo State
1961-1966 (First School Leaving Certificate
(iii) JOB EXPERIENCE
(a) 1980-1981 Department of English, Federal Advanced
Teachers’ College, Abeokuta, Ogun State (NYSC), now Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta.
(b) 1981-1988 Department of English Language and Literature, Anambra State College of Education, Awka (now relocated to Nsugbe)
Lecturer 3 Lecturer 2
Lecturer 1 Senior Lecturer
(1985 – 1988) (1988)
(c) 1988-1990 School of Humanities, Imo State University, Okigwe (now Abia State University, Uturu) as Lecturer 1.
(d) 1990 – 1993 Senior Lecturer
(e) 1993 – 1996 Reader (Associate Professor)
(f) 1996 – Professor
IV ROUTINE ACADEMIC ASSIGNMENTS
(Undergraduate and Post-graduate Levels)
- Teaching of: Introduction to Poetry, Introduction to Prose Fiction, Introduction to Drama and Theatre, West African Prose Fiction, Use of English, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, Contemporary English Novel, Oral Literature, Literary Research Methodology at undergraduate levels.
- Teaching of: Advanced Research Methodology, Theories of Folklore, Oral Literature, Literary Theory, Theory and Practice of African Fiction, Theory and Practice of African Drama and Theory and Practice of African Poetry at the Post-graduate level.
- Research in all genres of African Literature (oral and written), English Studies, Culture and Tradition of the Igbo, etc.
- A practicing creative writer (four novels, a collection of short stories and two collections of poems).
- ADDITIONAL COURSES I AM QUALIFIED TO TEACH
(1) At the Undergraduate Levels
Literary Criticism, European Literature, Caribbean Literature, Black American Literature and all writing courses.
(2) At the Post-graduate Levels
Contemporary British Literature and Commonwealth Literature.
(3) By virtue of my two degrees in Education, I can comfortably teach a good number of Education courses.
VI POSTS I HAVE HELD
- Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Abia State Unversity (2010/11 -2013/14 )
- Head of Department of English, Abia State University (2007/2008)
- Elected member of the Governing Council of Abia State University (representing Senate) August 2003 – July 2006.
- Elected twice as Dean, MJC Echeruo Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Abia State University, Uturu (Feb. 2001 – September 2002; October 2002 – September 2004) & Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies(Jan 2011 – April 2014)
- While I was Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, I concurrently served as pioneer HOD, Mass Communication Department between July 2002 and October 2003.
- While as Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences as well, I oversaw the affairs of Centre for Igbo Studies (CIS) of the University (November 2002 and October 2003)
Member, Committee of Deans, Abia State University, Uturu (2001- 2004 & 2011-2014).
- Director, Division of General Studies, ABSU, Uturu. (1997–1999).
- Co-ordinator (Head), School of Humanities, Abia State University, Uturu (February 1995 – December 1997).
- Before I became the substantive Dean of Faculty, I had acted for the past Deans of Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences on a number of
- Member of Senate of Abia State University, Uturu (1993 – ).
- Member, University Admissions Committee (1995-1999; 2001-2004).
- Member, Board of Post-graduate Studies (1997 – 99; 2001-2004; 2011-2014)
- Teaching Co-ordinator, Use of English Programme (1989-2005). For this long (sixteen years) I co-ordinated the curriculum design, teaching and grading of Use of English courses in the Regular, Distance Education and Sandwich Programmes of Abia State University, Uturu (students numbered about 6,000 annually).
VII. PRESENT RANK: Professor (October, 1996)
VIII HOBBIES: Reading, Writing and Research
IX A ACADEMIC RECOGNITION
- Fifteen essays of mine on the proverb were annotated in Wolfgang Meider, International Bibliography of Paremiology and Phraseology. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. In 1994 ten essays of mine were earlier annotated by Wolfgang Meider. See notation iv below.
- Invited by my university to present my Inaugural Address entitled, Literature as Liberation: A Quantum Factor in Sustainable Development on 6th March, 2008.
- Received and hosted by the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Springfield, 26th September, 2007.
- Ten essays of mine on the proverb were annotated in Wolfgang Mieder ed. African Proverb Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography. Colorado: African Proverbs Project, 1994 pp. 80 – 86.
- My opinion has been sought in the promotion of about 20 professorial and Readership candidates.
- I have presented keynote and lead papers at a number of conferences (see Section XVI, subsection E).
IX B VISITING AND ADJUNCT PROFESSORSHIPS
- Visiting Professor, Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (2005/2006).
- Visiting Professor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (2006/2007).
iii. Adjunct Professor of Education/English, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria (2005 -2007).
- Adjunct Professor of English, Federal University of Technology, Owerri 2007/2008; 2008/2009.
- Visiting Professor, Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria 2014/2015.
X AWARDS AND HONOURS
- Cited in Achievers Who is Who in Nigeria (2010) published by Achievers Communications Limited, Lagos.
(b)A festschrift in my honour was published in 2008 written by my former students entitled, A Scholar in the Eyes of His Students: Essays in Honour of Professor J.O.J. Nwachukwu-Agbada. Aba: Leadership and Literary Achievers Series (pp xv+415)
(c) Abia State University Senate and Administration’s Certificate of Merit, 29th July, 2008.
(d) African Literature Association (ALA) Travel Grant Award to the 2009 ALA Conference held at the University of Vermont at Burlington, April 17th -19th.
(e) Cited in Who is Who in Nigeria (2006) published by Springforth Communication Ltd., Lagos.
(f) Association of Nigerian Authors (Imo State Branch) First Prize Award (2006) for my novel, The Forbidden Fruit (2005).
(g) Cited in Contemporary Who’s Who of Professionals (USA) 2005.
(h) Cited in 250 Most Distinguished Igbos. Enugu: John Jacob’s Classic Publishers, 2003.
(h) Certificate of Merit, NYSC Ogun State (1981)
(i) Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Conduct, Amuzi Community Grammar School (ACOGRAM), Ahiazu L.G.A, Imo State (1973)
XI SERVICES TO OUTSIDE BODIES
- Chairman, NUC Accreditation Team, UNN Nsukka, University of Port Harcourt & Akwa Ibom State University, Ikpa Ikpaden (Nov., 2016)
- Member, NUC Accreditation Team, University of Benin, Benin (January, 2016)
- Member, NUC Accreditation Team, Lagos State University, Ojo (June, 2015)
- Member, NUC Accreditation Team, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State (February, 2014)
- Member, Special Presidential Visitation Panel to University of Abuja (July – September, 2012)
- Member NUC Accreditation Team to Niger Delta University, Yenagoa, University of Calabar, Calabar and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka(November, 2007)
- Member, NUC Verification Team to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (March, 2009)
- Member, NUC Accreditation Team to University of Benin, Benin; Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma; and Delta State University, Abraka (November 13-26, 2006)
- Member, NUC Accreditation Team to Kogi State University, Ayingba; Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State; and Delta State University, Abraka (Feb-March, 2005)
- Member, Federal Government Visitation Panel to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State (August-September 2004)
- Editor, Orient 80, publication during the 5 – week orientation programme of NYSC, Ogun State in 1980.
- Editor, The Corps Torch, magazine of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) of Ogun State in 1980.
- Part-time Lecturer in English and Technical Writing at the defunct Anambra State University of Technology (Awka Campus) now Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, 1983-1988 (4 sessions consecutively).
- WAEC assistant examiner in Literature-in-English (1985-2000)
- JAMB examination supervisor (1988-1993)
- Member, 1995 Ozuruimo Festival Planning Committee, (a committee of the Imo State Ministry of Information, Youth, Sports and Culture).
- Editor, 1995 Ozuruimo Festival brochure.
- Member, 1996 Ahiajoku Lecture Planning Committee, a committee of the Imo State Government.
- Member of several religious and cultural organizations.
XII UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY SERVICE
(a) Member, Planning Committee of School of Humanities Week 1988/89, 1989-90 and 1990-91.
(b) Chairman, Panel on the Study of Possibility of Establishing a Mass Communication unit in the university (1995).
(c) Member, Panel on Irregular Admissions into the University in the 1995/96 admission exercise.
(d) Chairman, Panel on Allegation of Rape and Robbery on Campus (1996).
(e) Chief Invigilator, semester examinations of the Distance Education Programme (IDEA) at Uturu, Umuahia, Aba, Orlu and Owerri centers of the Programme from 1989-1998 (for ten years).
(f) Panel Chairman, Alleged Examination Malpractice in the College of Education, ABSU (1997).
(g) Member, Management Board of the Institute of Distance Education, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria (1997-99).
(h) Member, Ad hoc Disciplinary Committee, a committee of the University’s Governing Council, ABSU (February 1997).
(i) Chairman, Parish Council, St. Augustine’s Catholic Centre Parish, Abia State University, Uturu (1997 – 2000).
(j) Chairman, Panel on Alleged Case of Examination Malpractice in Law of Torts (Law 321) During the 1999/2000 First Semester Examination (2001).
(k) Chairman, Committee to Articulate Programme for the Celebration of African University’s Day (2001).
(l) Chairman, Panel to Investigate All Allegations of Examination Malpractice During the 1st Semester 200/2001 Academic Session (2001)
(m) Chairman, Sub-Committee on Essay Competition of the ABSU Environmental Week Committee (2001).
(n) Member, Environmental Week Committee (2001)
(o) I acted for the Vice-Chancellor, Abia State University, Uturu during the administration of Professor Ogwo E. Ogwo on a few occasions.
(i) From Wednesday 21st August to Friday 23rd August, 2002 (3 days)
(ii) From Monday 8th September to Thursday 11th September, 2003 (4 days)
(iii) From Monday 22nd September to Wednesday 24th September 2003 (3 days)
(p) On very many occasions between 2001 and 2005 I stood in for the Vice-Chancellor(Prof Ogwo) at various fora at his instance, including heading University delegations. For instance, I once led the University’s budget defence team to Umuahia in 2002.
XIII PROFESSIONAL DUTIES BESIDES TEACHING AND RESEARCH
- Consulting Editor, ABSU Journal of Arts, Management, Education, Law and Social Sciences(JAMELSS), Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria(2011)
- Consulting Editor, Madonna Journal of English and Literary Studies(MAJELS), Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State(2009)
- Consulting Editor, Ife Studies in African Literature (ISALA), Dept of English, Obafemi Awolowo University ,Ile-Ife (2009)
- External Examiner, BA, MA & PhD, Dept. of English, University of Port Harcourt (2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2006/2007; 2007/2008). Back as External Examiner to Uniport, December 2017 –
- External Examiner, BA English, Anambra State University of Technology, Uli (2005 -2008).
- External Examiner, Department of English, University of Lagos for the examination of a PhD candidate (May, 2008)
- External Examiner, Faculty of Education; University of Jos for the examination of a PhD candidate (August 2006)
- External Examiner, NCE English, A.I.C.E. Owerri (2001-2005)
- External Examiner, Department of English, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (undergraduate) 1998/99-2001/2002 (three sessions).
- External Examiner, BA Literature, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1998/99-2001/2002 (three sessions).
- External Examiner, Department of African and Asian Studies, University of Lagos, for the examination of a Ph.D. candidate (February, 1999).
- Member, WAEC Text Selection Panel in Literature-in-English (Nigeria) March 1999.
- Member, WAEC Text Selection Panel in Literature-in-English (West Africa) September, 1999.
- Member, WAEC Literature-in-English Question Moderation Panel (West Africa) September, 1999.
- External Examiner, MA and PhD Programmes, Department of English, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1992-1995).
- For two years Assistant Editor, Kriteria: Nigerian Journal of Literary Research (Onitsha) 1988 – 1990.
- Guest Editor to an issue of The Literary Endeavour (Hyderabad, India) -The African Literature Number Vol. X No. 1-4 (1988-89).
- Consulting Editor Teachers’ Education Journal, School of Education, Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Nigeria.
- Consulting Editor, Ebonyi Journal of Humanities, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
- Consulting Editor Enyimba Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (Abia Polytechnic, Aba)
- Consulting Editor, Awka Journal of English & Literature, (AJEL) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
- Consulting Editor, Ekwe: Journal of Languages and Literary Studies, Abia State University, Uturu
- Consulting Editor, Journal of Nigerian Languages, University of Ibadan, Oyo State.
- Consulting Editor Abia Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Abia State University, Uturu
XIV SUPERVISION OF LONG ESSAYS (BA) DISSERTATIONS (MA), AND THESES (Ph.D)
- I have supervised a substantial number of BA projects since my academic career began in 1981.
- I have since 1988 supervised more than forty MA dissertations in Literature.
- Currently I’m supervising four Master’s dissertations and three doctoral theses in the same area.
- I have been a member of postgraduate examination panels in the former School of Humanities and on a number of occasions represented the College of Postgraduate Studies in postgraduate examination panels in various departments.
XV MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
- Member, Modern Language Association of America
- Member, African Literature Association, USA
- Member, Nigeria English Studies Association (NESA)
- Member, Societe Ecriture Pour Commonwealth (SEPC) Dijon, France.
- Member, West African Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (WAACLALS)
- Member, Literary Society of Nigeria (LSN)
- Member, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA)
- Member, Nigerian Folklore Society (NFS)
- Member, International Society for Oral Literature in Africa (ISOLA), New York, USA.
- __________(ed) 2012. The Use of English: A Higher Education Text (Revised and Enlarged Edition). Okigwe: Whitem Publishers (et 399pp) ISBN 978-8040- 17-9
- ——————— (ed.) (2004). The Use of English: A Higher Education Text. Okigwe: Whitem Publishers (xi + 467 pp) ISBN 978-8040-17-9.
- ——————— (2002) The Igbo Proverb: A Study of Its Context, Performance and Functions. Enugu: John Jacob Classic Publishers (xx+326 pp) ISBN 978 –050-024-3.
- ——————— (ed.) (2000). Use of English for Tertiary Education. Enugu: John Jacob’s Classic Publishers (iv + 396 pp) ISBN978-35014-9-6.
- ——————— (1997) A Handbook of Creative Writing. Okigwe, Nigeria: Fasmen Communications (viii + 141 pp) ISBN 178-33498-5-6. Re-published in 2001 by John Jacobs Classic Publishers Ltd, Enugu, Nigeria.
- ——————— (ed.) (1994). A Companion Text in Use of English. Awka: Mekslink Publishers Ltd. (xxii + 406 pp.) ISBN 978-2702-53-6. Re-issued in 2001 by John Jacob’s Classic Publishers, Enugu ISBN 978-050-192-4.
- ——————— (1990), Errors in Everyday English. Awka: Meks-Unique Publishers (xiii + 157 pp.) ISBN 978-2702-50-1(REPRINTED 1992) Now re-published under the title, Correct English. Enugu: John Jacob’s Classic Publishers, 1998 (iv + 198 pp) ISBN 978-34334-7-4.
- _____________ (2013) Ayakata: The Mysterious Cripple.
Ibadan: University Press Plc ISBN 978 978 069 5811
- ______________ (2012) Dance of the River Song. Ibadan:
University Press Plc ISBN 978 978 069 6870
- ____________ (2009) The Missing Envelope. Ibadan:
University Press PLC ISBN 978 978 069 333 6
- ——————— (2005), The Forbidden Fruit. Ibadan: University Press Plc. (ISBN 978-030-930-6)
- ——————— (1998), Love Strokes and Other Stories. Benin: Barloz (ISBN 978 32431 3 4)
- ____________ (1987), God’s Big Toe, Ikeja: Longman
Nig. Ltd. (ISBN 978 139 604 0)
- ——————— (1981) The Taste of Honey. Akure: Olaiya Fagbamigbe Publishers Ltd. (ISBN 978 164 152 8)
- ——————— (1980) No Need to Cry. Akure: Olaiya Fagbamigbe Publishers Ltd. (ISBN 978-164-125-8).
- ___________. Bomblast or Breakfast? (Poems). New York:
African Heritage Press, 2017. (ISBN 9781940729237)
- ___________ (2005) Prayer Beads of the Silent Supplicant (Poems). Enugu: John Jacobs Classic Publishers Ltd. (ISBN 978-050-085-5).
- ESSAYS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
- ___________ (2017) “Proverb Yield in the Igbo Field: Why are
we so Blest?” Ethno Sensitive Dimensions of African Oral
Literature – Igbo Perspectives. Ed. Afam Ebeogu. New York:
African Heritage Press pp 347 – 63.
- ___________ (2016a) “The Niger Delta Conflict and the
Emergence of a Novel Tradition.” Connecting Paths: Essays in
Honour of Stephen Efe Ogude. Ed Ogaga Okuyade. Lagos and
London: Bahiti & Dalila. pp253-71.
- ____________(2016b) “Nigeria’s Pioneer Female Poets of 1985.”
Essays in Language and Literature: A Festschrift in Honour of Prof
Kanchana Ugbabe. Ed. U.E. Iweketok, M.A. Azuike and I.C. Nnadi.
Jos: Department of English, University of Jos. pp 49-69.
- ___________ (2013a) “Armah’s Women: From Wee-
Smoking to Living the Way of ‘The Way’. ” Writing the Female Image in African Fiction. Ed. S.O Ogwude. Ibadan: Ibadan University Press pp 47-74.
- ____________ (2013b) “Poetry and Nigeria’s Sore Points: A
Season of Migration to the North”. Critical Issues in African Literature: Twenty-First Century and Beyond. ed. C.F Ojukwu. Port Harcourt; University of Port Harcourt Press ltd pp 95-124.
- _____________ (2013c) “Foreword.” Ministrels Never Die:
Selected Writings of Ezenwa-Ohaeto Vol 2. ed. Ngozi Ezenwa-Ohaeto. Ibadan: Kraft Books Ltd pp 7-13.
- _____________ (2012a) “Technique in Bode Sowande’s
Early Plays.” A Gazelle of the Savannah: Sunday Ododo and the Framing of the Techno-Cutural Performance in Nigeria. ed. O.S Omoera, S. Adeyemi and Benedict Binebai. Kent: Alpha Crowns Publishers pp 615-25.
- ______________ (2012b) “Figurative Expressions.” The
Use of English: A Higher Education Text (Revised and
Enlarged). Ed. J.O.J. Nwachukwu-Agbada. Okigwe:
Whitem Publishers pp169-183.
- ______________ (2012c) “The African Proverb and Living
Present: A Paradigm from Recent Igbo Paramiology.” Proverbium 29 pp 265-290
- _____________ (2012d) “English Language Education in
Nigeria: History, Efforts and Outcomes.” Education in Nigeria: From the Beginning to the Future. A Book of Readings in Honour of Prof O.C Nwana. Ed. U.M.O Ivowi and B.B Akpan. Lagos: Foremost Educational Services Ltd. Pp 121-38.
- ___________(2012e) “Implicit Satire, Ironic Slices of Life
and the Ambiguity of Shifting Values.” JAMELSS (ABSU,
Uturu) Vol 2 pp 1-20.
___________ (2011a) “The Nigerian University: Can it
Really Globalize?” Higher Education and Nigerian National Development. A Book of Essays in Honour of Prof. Mkpa Agu Mkpa. Ed P.K Uchendu, U.G Emetarom and Osita Nwosu. Owerri: Barloz Publishers Inc pp. 134-54
- _________ (2009a) “Nothing Fell Apart: Irony and the
Surprise of Order in Things Fall Apart.” Themes Fall Apart But the Centre Holds. Ed. Joseph Ushie and Denja Abdullahi. Lagos: Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) (pp 77-91). Also as Chapter One of Debasish Chattopadhyay, Jolly Das and Pinaki De (eds) An Anthology of Critical Perspectives on Chinua Achebe. Kolkota: The Book World (pp 7 – 17).
- __________ (2009b) “Ezenwa-Ohaeto, the Poet and
National Development: Implications for African Literature of the Twenty-First Century.” African Literature and Development in the Twenty-First Century. Eds. Joy Eyisi, Ike Odimegwu and Ngozi Ezenwa Ohaeto. Owerri, Nigeria: Living Flames Resources (pp 1-15).
- __________ (2009c) “Man of the Market and Market of a
Man.” Critical Perspectives on I.N.C. Aniebo. Ed. Seiyifa Koroye. Port Harcourt: Pearl Publishers pp 82 – 90.
33.__________ (2009d) “Is Igbo Traditional Drama Drama? A Survey
on a Controversy” A Mine of Thoughts and Letters: Essays in
African Theatre and Literature in Honour of Onuora Ossie
Enekwe. Eds. E.C. Emaseatu, E. Onyerionwu and C.N. Nkoro.
Abia State: Association of Nigerian Authors pp 10-26.
- __________ (2008a) “D.S. Izevbaye: Critic of a Dual
Mandate.” The Postcolonial Lamp: Essays in Honour of Dan Izevbaye. Ed. Aderemi Raji-Oyelade and Oyeniyi Okunoye. Ibadan: Bookcraft (pp 21-32).
- ___________ (2008b) “Military Participation in Nigerian
Poetry: A Flash in the Pan?” A Rainbow Beyond His Colours: Essays in Honour of Professor S.O.O. Amali. Vol II. Ed. I.O.O. Amali, J.O. Ojoade and B. Sheriff. Ibadan: Kraft Books, 2008 (pp 38-47)
- __________ (2008c) “Nation and Narration in Tayo Olafioye’s Short Stories.” The Mines of His Mind: Critical Reflections on the Works of Tayo Olafioye. Ed. B.L. Virtanen and Sola Owonibi. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press (pp 123-144).
- ___________ (2008d) “Poets in their Youth: The Six ANA Protégés.” The Nigerian Intellectual-Leader. Ed. Ezechi Onyerionwu et al. Aba: Leadership and Literary Achievers Series (pp 309-326).
___________ (2007) “Intervention without Salvation: The Military
and Society in Nigerian Literature.” Nigerian Literature in
English: Emerging Critical Perspectives. Ed. Onyemaechi
Odumukwu. Port Harcourt: M&J Grand Orbit. pp 81-107.
- _________ (2006a) “Behind the Irony Curtain: Chinua Achebe and Femality Revisited.” The Responsible Critic: Essays on African Literature in Honor of Professor Ben Obumselu. Ed. Isidore Diala. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press pp. 79-96.
- __________ (2006b) “Ezenwa-Ohaeto: Poet of the Njakiri
Genre.” Of Minstrelsy and Masks: The Legacy of Ezenwa-
Ohaeto in Nigerian Writing. Ed. Christine Matzke, Aderemi Raji-
Oyelade and Geoffrey Davis. New York: Editions Rodopi (pp
- __________ (2004a) “Igbo Humor in the Novels of Chinua Achebe.” Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe. Ed. E.N. Emenyonu and Iniobong I. Uko. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press Inc pp 151-167.
- ___________ (2004b) “Reports, Minutes and Memoranda” (Chapter 14). In The Use of English: A Higher Education Text pp 278-308.
- ___________ (2004c) “Paragraphs” (Chapter 16). In The Use of English: A Higher Education Text pp 352-372.
- ___________ (2003) “The Value of Literature in the Learning of the Use of English.” In English for Communicative Competence Ed. Ifeyinwa Ogbazi, Nneka Osakwe and Dolly Ekpunobi. Enugu: John Jacob’s Classic Publishers pp 477-496.
- __________ (2001) “Iko Onu: The Tradition of
Poetic Insult among Igbo Children.” Advances in African
Languages, Literatures and Cultures: Essays in Memory of
Nnabuenyi Ugonna. Eds. Charles Ogbulogo, P.A. Ezikeojiaku
and Olugboyega Alaba. Lagos: Sam Orient Publishers pp 176-
46.__________ (2000a) “Nigerian Literature and Oral Tradition.” Goatskin Bags and Wisdom: New Critical Perspectives on African Literature. Ed. Ernest N.Emenyonu. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press pp. 67 – 89.
47.__________ (2000b) “Appreciation of Literature.” (Chapter 22) Use of English for Tertiary Education Ed. J.O.J. Nwachukwu-Agbada. Enugu: John Jacob’s Classic Publishers. pp. 371 – 390.
48.__________ (2000c) “The Essay.” Use of English for Tertiary Education. pp. 214 – 259. (Chapter 15)
- __________ (2000d) Direct and Reported Speech.” Use of English for Tertiary Education. Ed. J.O.J Nwachukwu-Agbada. Enugu: John Jacobs Classic Publishers (Chapter 4) pp 48-58.
50.___________ (2000e) “The Language Question in African
Literature.” Major Themes in African Literature Ed. D. U.
Opata and A.O.Ohaegbu. Nsukka: AP Express Publishers pp.
51.__________ (1999) “Birth Rites in Nguru: The Past, Present and Future.” Nguru Mbaise: A Historical Perspective. Ed. John E. Nwogu et al. Owerri: Niran Publications pp. 143 – 156.
52._________ (1998a) “Langston Hughes: The Muse of His Poetry.” Issues in Humanities and Social Sciences. Ed. Afam Ebeogu and Uzoma Nwokochah. Okigwe: Fasmen Communications pp. 190-205.
53.___________ (1998b) “Stability and Change in Flora Nwapa’s Feminitude.” Flora Nwapa: Critical Perspectives. Ed. Ebele Eko, Julius Ogu and Emelia Oko. Calabar: University of Calabar Press pp. 51-63.
54.__________ (1997) “Women in Igbo Language Videos: The Virtuous and the Villainous.” With Open Eyes: Women and African Cinema. Ed. Kenneth. W. Harrow. Amsterdam, Atlanta, GA: Editions Rodopi B.V. pp. 67-80.
55.___________ (1996a) “Songs from Thunder: Nigerian War Poetry.” A Harvest from Tragedy: Critical Perspectives on Nigerian War Literature. Ed. Chinyere Nwahunanya. Owerri: Springfield Publishers pp. 141 – 165.
- ___________ (1996b) “Teaching as a Career: Issues and Problems.” Education and the Nigerian Society. Ed. Alice Ndu and B.C. Emenogu. Awka: Meks Publishers pp. 78-93.
- __________(1996c), “Politics, War and Feminism in Destination Biafra.” Emerging Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta. Ed. Marie Umeh. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press Inc. and The Red Sea Press Inc. pp. 387-395.
58.____________ (1994a) “Essay Writing (Four Types).” A Companion Text in Use of English. Ed. J.O.J Nwachukwu-Agbada. Awka: Mekslink Publishers Ltd. pp. 169-200. (Chapter 9)
59.____________ (1994b) “Summary Writing.” pp. 263- 276.
60._____________ (1994c), “Letter Writing” (Chapter 10) pp. 201-221
61.__________ (1993) “Chinua Achebe: The Celebration of Igbo Tradition of Politics in His Novels.” The Igbo and the Tradition of Politics. Ed. U.D. Anyanwu and J.C.U. Aguwa. Enugu: Fourth Dimension Publishers pp. 121 – 132.
62._________ (1992), “Penning and Pain: The Writer, the Publisher and the Nation in a ‘Sapped’ Economy.”The Nigerian Structural Adjustment Programme: A Multi-Sectoral Analysis. Ed. Aham Anyanwu. Enugu: Abic Publishers, pp. 292-296 (chapter 51)
- __________ (1989a), “Albert Ellis and Rational-Emotive Therapy” Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Ed. Anselem Uba. Ibadan: Patrice Continental Press, pp. 145 – 153. (Chapter 13)
64.__________ (1989b), “Drama and Theatre for Rural Emancipation in Nigeria.” Critical Issues in Rural Development. Ed. U. M. Igbozurike. Owerri: Kartopress, pp. 138 – 145; also published in 1989 in Nigeria Magazine Vol. 57 Nos. 1 – 2 pp. 5-9. (Chapter 17)
65.____________ (1986), “The Artist and the Search for Peace in a Developing Nation.” Humanities and Social Change. Ed. Osita Njelita and Austin Okereke. Onitsha: Ofo Heritage Publishers pp. 1-5 (Chapter 1).
B2 JOURNAL ESSAYS (IN LITERARY STUDIES)
- ____________(2017) “Nigerian Debut Novelists at the Turn
of the New Century.” Journal of New Studies in Languages and
Literary Studies (Uturu). Vol. 5 (June). pp16-42.
- __________(2016) “Criticism and Scholarship: Two Togas,
One Fabric.” Majels (Okija, Nigeria) Vol 2, No 9. pp 1-6.
68.____________ (2015) “’Novel about Africa’ and ‘the African
Novel’: Contact and Departure.” Majels (Okija, Nigeria) Vol 2,
No 7 pp 65-71.
69.___________ (2014a) “Igbo Ethnic Masquerade: Yesterday &
What it is Today.” Ogele (Journal issue in Honour of Anaelechi
- Chukuezi). Owerri, Nigeria: Liu House of Excellence. pp108-
- _____________ (2014b) “Autobiography and Fiction: The
Slim and Overlapping Border.” Madonna Journal of English and Literary Studies Vol 2, No 5 pp 324-335.
71.____________ (2011a) “ ‘Daughteronomy’: Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, Domestic Amazons and Patriarchal Assumptions in Children of the Eagle.” Tydskrif vir LetterKunde (Pretoria) Vol. 48 No. 1 pp 86-97.
- ______________ (2011b) “Christopher Okigbo, Uprooted Culture and the Roots of Afro-Pessimism in His ‘Fragments Out of the Deluge’” Centrepoint Journal (Ilorin) Vol. 14, No 1 (June) pp 73-89.
73.__________ (2011c) “Milking the Breast of the Earth: The Niger Delta in the Poetry of Tanure Ojaide.” Madonna Journal of English and Literary Studies Vol 2 pp 1-9
74.___________ (2011d) “Yes Igbo Wellerisms are Proverbs: A Comment on E. N Emenanjo’s ‘Are Igbo Wellerisms Proverbs?’ ” Enyimba Journal of Language and Literary Studies. No 2 (Oct) pp 1-11
75.____________ (2010a) “Ezenwa-Ohaeto as I Knew Him” Nigerian Literature Today. No 1 pp 215-221.
76.____________ (2010b) “Mbari Museum Art Among the Igbo: Lessons in the Age of Globalization.” Journal of African Literature Association (USA) Vol. 4, No 1 (Winter/Spring) pp. 147-157.
77.____________ (2009) “Oil, Soil and Foil: Isidore Okpewho’s Tidal Victims in His Niger Delta Novel of Environment.” Madonna Journal of English and Literary Studies (Okija) Vol. 1, pp. 1-13.
78.__________ (2008a) “The Influence of Igbo
Metaphysics on the Writings of Chinua Achebe.” Philosophia
Africana (Muncie, Indiana) Vol II, No 2. August. pp 157-169).
79.___________ (2007a) “A Writer in Quest of His People’s Liberation: 50 years of Chinua Achebe’s Effort and Recognition.”Abia Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (Uturu) Vol.4, No.1 pp 1-18.
80._________(2007b) “Theatre for Development: A Case for Community Theatre.” The Enyimba Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (Aba) Vol 1, No.1(Sept) pp 1-10.
81.__________ (2004a) “Pain and Pleasure in the Poetry of Pol Ndu.” Journal of English Studies (Port Harcourt) Vol. 3, pp 46-71.
82.___________ (2004b) “Chinua Achebe and His Vision of History.” Abia Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences Vol 1. No.1 (March) pp 16-26
83.___________ (2003a) “Environment and the ‘I’ of the Beholder in African Literary Autobiographies.” Journal of English Studies (Port Harcourt) No.1 (April) pp 94-105.
84.____________ (2003b) “Language and National
Development: The Case for Mother Tongue and Mother
Tongues Literatures in Education.” Journal of
Nigerian Languages and Culture (Owerri) Vol. 5, No. 1
(March) pp 5-12.
85.____________ (2001) “Poverty in Nigeria: Responses to a
Human Predicament in a Literature.” Ekwe: Journal of
Languages and Literary Studies Vol. 1 (Sept.) pp. 135-178.
86.__________ (1999) “Political Irresponsibility and the Response of the Modern African Poet: The Early Phase” Abia Journal of Humanities Vol.1, No.1 (June) pp. 127-141.
87.__________ (1997a), “Proverbs in Prison: The Technique and Strategy of Proverb Use in Chinua Achebe’s Novels”. Proverbium (Vermont) No. 14 pp. 247-276.
88.__________ (1997b), “Tradition and Innovation in the Igbo Novels of Tony Ubesie.” Research in African Literatures (Texas) Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 124 – 135.
89.________ (1997c) “The Use of English Programme and Distance Education Students: Problems and Prescriptions for the ABSU Model”. ABSU Journal for Distance Education 3.1 (Sept. 1997) pp. 325-332.
- _____________ (1996a) “The Glint in the Ore: Latent Educational Values of Igbo Poetic Insult of Similes.” Lore and Language (Sheffield) No.14 (1996) pp. 1-14.
- ____________ (1996b), “The Poetry of Saro-Wiwa.” Black Academy Review (Maryland, USA) Vol. 7, Nos. 1 & 2 pp. 79-90.
92._________ (1996c), “Lore from Friction: Praise and Protest in Biafran War Songs.” Anthropos (Sankt Augustin, Germany) 91 pp. 525-534.
93.___________ (1996d), “Lore and Other in Osundare’s Poetry.” African Literature Today No. 20. Ed. Eldred Jones. London: James Currey Publishers pp. 73-86.
- _______ (1995a), “The Dramatic Works of Tess Onwueme.” Commonwealth (Dijon, France) Vol. 17, No. 2 (Spring) pp. 31 – 35.
- ___________ (1995b), “No One Can Stop the Rain: Agostinho Neto and His Poetry of Optimism.” Black Academy Review: Quarterly of the Black World (Maryland, USA) Vol. 6, Nos. 2 & 3 pp. 52-63.
- ____________ (1994a), “Poetry and the People in Post-War
Nigeria.” New Literatures Review (Wolongong, Australia) No. 27
(Summer South) pp. 70-77.
- ___________ (1994b), “The Aesthetics of the Folktale
Tradition of the Igbo of Nigeria.” Fabula: Journal of Folktale
Studies (Berlin) Vol. 35, Nos. 1 & 2. pp. 50-62.
- __________ (1994c), “The Proverb in the Igbo Milieu.”
Anthropos (Sankt Augustin, Germany) No. 89 pp. 194-200.
99.___________ (1994d), “African Poetry in English: The Past and
the Present.” Neohelicon (Budapest) XX1/2 pp. 279-302. Also
appeared in Black Academy Review (Maryland, USA) Vol. 6, No.
1 (Spring, 1995) pp-113.
100.___________ (1993a), “English Idiomatic Phrases in the
Nigerian Linguistic Environment: The Cultural Imperative.”
Meta: Translators’ Journal (Quebec) Vol. 38, N0. 3
(September) pp. 582-586. Also published in Nigerian Journal of
Sociolinguistics (University of Jos) Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 120-133.
- _________ (1993b), “Chinua Achebe’s Literary Proverbs as
Reflections of Igbo Cultural and Philosophical Tenets.”
Proverbium 10 pp. 215-235.
- ___________ (1993c) “The Eighties and the Return to Oral
Cadences in Nigerian Poetry.” Matatu (Amsterdam, Atlanta)
No. 10, pp. 85-105.
- ___________ (1992a) “Paradigms of Class Consciousness in
the Igbo Past: Proverbs as Evidence.” Ihafa: A Journal of
African Studies (University of Lagos) Vol. I, No. 1 pp. 125-134.
104.__________ (1992b) “Because of Humanity: The Ring of
Patriotic Anguish in Wole Soyinka’s Poetry.” Commonwealth:
Essays and Studies (Dijon, France) Vol. 14, No.2, pp. 79-88.
- ____________ (1992c) “Tess Onwueme: Dramatist in Quest
of Change.” World Literature Today (Oklahoma) Vol. 66, No. 3
(Summer), pp. 464-67.
106.________ (1991a) “The Igbo Folktale: Performance
Conditions 6and Internal Characteristics.” Folklore Forum
(Bloomington, Indiana) Vol. 24, (California) Vol. XX, No. II
(Spring, 1992), pp. 33-48.
- __________ (1991b) “One Wife Be for One Man”: Mariama
Ba’s Doctrine for Matrimony.” Modern Fiction Studies
(Purdue, USA) Vol. 37, No. 3 (Autumn) pp. 501-129.
- __________ (1991c) “Wisdom in a Melting Pot: The Nigerian Urban Folk and Pidgin English Proverbs.” International Folklore Review (London) Vol. 8. pp. 125-129.
- ___________ (1991d) “The Language of Post-War Nigerian
Poetry of English Expression.” African Literature Today Vol.
- Ed. Eldred Jones. James Currey Publishers (London), pp.
110.___________ (1991e) “Aliases Among the Anambra-Igbo:
The Proverbial Dimension.” Names: Journal of American
Name Society (Vermillion, USA) Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 81-94.
- ___________ (1990a) “Post-War Nigeria and the Poetry of
Anger.” Wasafiri (Kent), No. 12, pp. 3-6.
- ____________ (1990b) “The Lifted Veil: Protest in Alifa
Rifaat’s Short Stories.” International Fiction Review (New
Brunswick). Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 108-110. Also published in The
Literary Endeavour (Hyderabad, India) Vol. X Nos. 1-4
113.___________ (1990c) “The Short Story as a Repository of the
Social Histories of Two Third World Cultures: Samuel Selvon
and Chinua Achebe.” Okike (Nsukka) No. 30 (Nov) pp. 87-95.
Also published in Caribe (Manitoba, Canada). Vol. 4. No.
2(1990), pp. 4-9.
- ___________ (1990d) “Oppression and Resistance in South
African Drama.” Literature of the Oppressed (Minnesota) Vol.
11, No. 1 (Winter), pp. 37-50.
115.__________ (1990e) “An African Oral Literature and the
Socialization of the Youth: The Case of Igbo Child-Proverbs.”
Frankfurter Afrikanistiche Blatter (Frankfurt) Vol. 2, pp. 107-
- __________ (1990f) “Nigerian Pidgin Proverbs” Lore and
Language (Sheffield, England) Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 37-43.
117._________ (1990g) “Origin, Meaning and Value of Igbo
Historical Proverbs.” Proverbium (Vermont, USA) Vol. 7, pp
- __________ (1989a) “The Old Woman in Igbo Proverbial
Lore.” Southern Folklore (Kentucky) Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 241
- __________ (1989b), “J.P. Clark-Bekederemo’s The
Bikoroa Plays: A Review Essay.” World Literature Written
in English (Guelph, Canada) Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 52-55.
- __________ (1989c) “Okot p’Bitek and the Story of a
Paradox.” Commonwealth: Essays and Studies (Dijon,
France) Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 95-105.
121.___________ (1988a) “Igbo ‘Obscene’ Proverbs: Context,
Function and Annotation.” International Folklore
Review (London) Vol. 6, pp. 42-52.
122.__________ (1988b) ‘Bekee’ in Igbo Proverbial Lore”
Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship
(Vermont, USA) Vol. 5 (October), pp. 137 – 144.
- ___________ (1988c) “Society Challenged: A
Prostitute’s Bravado in Okot p’Bitek’s ‘Song of Malaya’.”
Kola (Quebec, Canada) Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring), pp. 29 –
- ___________ (1988d) “Context of Performance and
the Oral Literary Text.” Kriteria: A Nigerian Journal of
Literary Research (Onitsha) Vol 1, No. 1(February)pp56-
- ____________ (1988e) “Freedom and Defeatism in
Okot p’Bitek’s Poetry.” Ofo (Nsugbe, Nigeria) Vol. 1,
No. 2 pp. 38-41.
- __________ (1988f) “Things Fall Apart: A Model for
theTeaching of Irony to African Students.” Ngoma
(University of Zambia, Lusaka) Vol. 3, No. 2 (June-
December), pp. 41 – 51.
- ___________ (1987a) “Protest and Faith in Wole
Soyinka’s Authobiographies.” Literary Half-Yearly (Mysore,
India) Vol. XXVIII, No 2 (July) pp 119-130.
- __________ (1987b) “Content and Form in Nigerian
Pidgin Poetry: The Pidgin Poetry of Aig-Imoukhuede
and Mamman Vatsa.” Chelsea (New York) No. 46. pp. 91
- ___________ (1986a) “Fury and After: Black
Nationalist Consciousness in David Diop’s Poetry.”
Journal of English Studies (Ife) Vol. III (Sept.) pp. 80-
- _____________ (1986b) “Hands Over Head: The
Nature of Tragedy in Clark-Bekederemo’s The Bikoroa
Plays.” Review of English and Literary Studies (Ibadan)
Vol.3, No 2, pp. 125 – 135.
131._____________ (1984), “Existentialist Themes in West
African Novels.” Ufahamu: Journal of the African
Activist Association (California) Vol. 14, Nos. 1, pp.
NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE ESSAYS
- ___________ (2008) “The Nigerian Prize for
Literature: Pebble in the Pond.” NLNG :The Magazine
Vol 1, No 3 pp 27-30
- ____________ (2002) “Daniel Sunday Izevbaye.” Daily
Times on Saturday (Lagos) October 19 pp. 3-6.
134.____________ (2001) “Sonny Oti: His Significance as a
Dramatist”, The Post Express on Sunday (Lagos) 19;
Oct. 28 p. 19; Nov. 4 p. 19; & Nov. 11 p. 19.
135._____________ (2001), “Reading Okpewho Over the
Years”. Daily Times on Saturday (Lagos) Oct. 31 pp. 6-
9; and Oct. 20 pp. 10-12.
B3 BIBLIOGRAPHIC STUDIES
- ____________ (1989a) “An Interim Bibliography of African
Short Story Collections in English and English Translation
(1942 – 1987)” A Current Bibliography on African Affairs
(New York) Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 33 – 40.
- ————— (1989b) “M.A Projects on African,
Caribbean and Afro-American Literatures in the English
Department, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1978 – 87”
Research in African Literatures Vol. 20, No. (Spring), pp. 90
- —————— (1989c) “BA Projects on African,
Caribbean and Afro American Literatures in the English
Department, University of Ibadan Nigeria, 1978-87”
Research in African Literatures Vol. 20, No. 1, (Spring), pp.
90 – 101.
- ——————— (1987) “A Bibliography of Ph. D
Dissertations on African, Caribbean and Afro-American
Literatures completed in the English Department, University
of Ibadan, Nigeria 1968 – 86” Research in African Literatures
(Texas) Vol. 18 No. 3. (Fall), pp. 343 – 347.
140.——————— (1986) “A List of BA Degree Projects on
African Literature completed in the English Department,
University of Jos, Nigeria (1979 – 84)” Research in African
Literatures (Texas) Vol. 17, No. 1 (Spring), pp. 127 –129.
B4 INTERVIEWS WITH WRITERS PUBLISHED IN ACADEMIC JOURNALS
- ___________ (2003) “Interview with Femi Osofisan.”
Okike 47 (Feb.) pp 81-99.
142.——————— (2001) “Interview with Femi Osofisan.”
Ebonyi Journal of Humanities Vol. 1 No 1 pp. 96 – 107.
- ——————— (2000) “Interview with Isidore
Okpewho.” Okike 45 (June),pp. 62 – 81.
144.——————— (1990) “A Conversation with Chinua
Achebe.” Commonwealth (Dijon, France), Vol. 13, No. 1
- 117 – 124.
145.—————— (1987) “An Interview with Chinua Achebe.”
The Massachusetts Review (Amherst, USA) Vol. xxvii, No
2 (Summer), pp. 273 – 285. Also published in
Conversations with Chinua Achebe. Ed. Bernth Lindfors.
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1997 pp. 130 – 140.
B5 JOURNAL ESSAYS (IN LANGUAGE, EDUCATION AND
146.__________ (2007) “Functional Literacy and Adult Learning in Nigeria: Mother Tongue is a Realistic Option.” Journal of Applied Literacy and Reading Vol 3 (June) pp 19-25.
- __________ (2005) “ NESA and Relevance in the 21st Century: A Search for New Frontiers” Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Nigeria English Studies Association (NESA) 7-10 Sept pp 21-29
148.______ (1991) “Mbari Museum Art: Covenant with a God Fulfilled.” Anthropos (St. Augustin, Germany) No. 86, pp. 207 – 213.
149._____ (1987) “The Role of the Guidance Counsellor in
Curriculum Implementation.” Nigerian Journal of
Curriculum Studies (Ibadan) Vol. V, No. 2 (July), pp. 20 –
- ___________ (1986) “MBO and the Management of
the Nigerian Educational System: Constraints and Prospects.”
Journal of Business and Economic Studies (Awka) Vol. 2, No. 1
(April), pp. 85 – 91. See also The Bureaucrat (Benin) Vol. 13,
No. 2 (1986), pp. 35 – 39 for the same essay.
B6 SHORT STORIES IN JOURNALS:
- ___________ (2012) Christmas Egg ANA Review. New
Series 1 (Oct) pp 14-18
- __________ (1989) “The Small Dirty Pillow.” Okike
(Nsukka) 29 pp. 78– 80.
153._______ (1988) “The Last Meal.” Collages and Bricolages:
The Journal of International Writing (Pennsylvania) vol.
11 pp. 74-81.
- BOOK REVIEWS IN ACADEMIC JOURNALS
- —————— (1996) review of The Gong and The Flute: African Literary Development ed. Kalu Ogbaa in Research in African Literatures Vol. 27, No. pp. 203 – 205.
- ——————— (1990a) review of Ada Ugah’s The Ballads of the Unknown Soldier (A Novel in Ballads) in World Literature Today (Autumn).
3.——————— (1990b) review of Tunde Fatunde’s Water No Get Enemy in World Literature Today (Summer).
4.—————— (1990c) a review of Kwesi Yankah’s The Proverb in the Context of Akan Rhetoric in Proverbium 7 pp. 295 – 298.
- —————— (1990d) a review of Esiaba Irobi’s The Colour of Rusting Gold in World Literature Today (Summer).
- ————— (1990e) a review of Onyema Chukwu’s Laughter of a Maracass in World Literature Today (Summer).
- ————— (1990f) a review of Henrietta Otokunefor and Obiageli Nwodo eds. Nigerian Female Writers in Research in African Literatures Vol. 21, No 21, No. 4, pp. 156 – 159.
- ————— (1990g) a review of R. N. Umeasiegbu ed. The Study of Igbo Culture in Research in African Literatures Vol. 21. No. 3, pp. 167 – 169.
- —————— (1990h) a review of Kemi Atanda Ilori’s Amnesty in World Literature Today (Winter).
- ————— (1990i) a review of Emman Usman Shehu’s Questions for Big Brother in World Literature Today (Winter).
- ————— (1990j) a review of Uche Nduka’s Flower Child in World Literature Today (Winter).
- ————— (1990k) a review of Afam Akeh’s Stolen Moments in World Literature Today (Winter).
- ————— (1985) a review of Introduction to Counselling: A Book of Readings ed. Anselem Uba in The Counsellor Vol. 6, No. 1 (May), pp. 195 – 196.
- ————— (1989a) a review of Proverbium 1 (1965) – 20 (1975) Vols. 1 & II in Proverbium 6 (new series) pp. 239 – 263.
- ————— (1989b) a review of Tess Onwueme’s The Reign of Wazobia in World Literature Today (Autumn).
- ————— (1989c) a review of Idzia Ahmad’s A Shout A cross the Wall in World Literature Today (Autumn).
- ————— (1989d) a review of Eziaba Irobi’s Cotyledons in World Literature Today (Autumn).
- ————— (1989e) a review of Harry Garuba (ed.) Voices From the Fringe in World Literature Today (Autumn).
- ————— (1989f) a review of Yemi Ogunbiyi (ed.) Perspectives on Nigerian Literature Vols. 1 & II in Research in African Literatures Vol. 20, No. 2 (Summer); also published in Matatu (Frankfurt)
- ————— (1989g) a review of Onyema Chukwu and F. U. Okoh’s Broken Chords in World Literature Today (Spring)
- ————— (1989h) a review of J.P. Clark’s Mandela and Other Poems in World Literature Today (Summer).
- ————— (1989i) a review of Femi Olugbile’s Lonely Men in World Literature Today (Winter).
- ————— (1989j) a review of Patrick Fagbola’s Kaduna Mafia in World Literature Today (Winter).
- ————— (1989k) a review of Cyprian Ekwensi’s Jagua Nana’s Daughter in World Literature Today (Winter).
- ————— (1989l) a review of African Literature Today No. 14 in Jos Journal of Language and Literature No. 2 pp. 75 – 80.
- ————— (1988a) a review of G.E. Igwe Onye Turu Ikoro Waa Ya Eze: Book of Igbo proverbs in Proverbium 5, pp. 189 – 192.
- ————— (1988b) a review of William Conton’s The Flight in World Literature Today (Autumn).
- ————— a review of Cyprian Ekwensi’s For a Roll of Parchment in World Literature Today (Autumn).
- ————— (1988c) a review of Okinba Launko’s Minted Coins in World Literature Today (Autumn).
- ————— (1988d) a review of Mabel Segun’s Conflict and Other Poems in African Notes (Ibadan) Vol. XII, Nos, 1 and 2, p. 60.
- ————— (1988e) “Special Issues on Wole Soyinka” (a review essay) Literary Half-Yearly (Mysore, India) Vol. XXIX, No 1, pp. 138 – 142.
32.————— (1988f) a review of Niyi Osundare’s The Eye of the Earth in African Notes (Ibadan) vol. XII, Nos 1 and 2, p. 59.
33.————— (1987a) a review of Studies in the African Novel eds. S. O. Asein and A. O Ashaolu in Research in African Literatures (Texas) Vol. 18, No. 3 (Fall), pp. 351 – 352.
34.————— (1987b) a review of E.N. Obiechina (ed.) African Creations: A Decade of ‘Okike’ Short Stories in The Literary Endeavour Vol. LX, Nos. 1 – 4, pp. 111 – 116.
- ————— (1986a) a review of Molara Ogundipe-Leslie’s Sew the Old Days and Other Poems in World Literature Today (Autumn).
- ————— (1986b) a review of Catherine Acholonu’s The Spring’s Last Drop in World Literature Today (Summer).
- ————— (1986c) a review of Chukwuemeka Ike’s The Bottled Leopard in World Literature Today (Oklahoma) Summer Issue.
- ————— (1986d) a review of D. I. Nwoga’s 1984 Ahiajoku Lecture and his The Supreme God as Stranger in Igbo Religious Thought in Journal of Modern African Studies (Cambridge) Vol. 24, No 2 (June), pp. 371 – 372.
- ————— (1985a) a review of Rhythms of Creation: A Decade of ‘Okike’ Poetry ed. D. I. Nwoga in The Greenfield Review (New York) Vol. 13, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 141 – 147.
- ————— (1985b), a review of Aig-Imoukhuede’s Pidgin Stew and Sufferhead in Journal of English Studies (Ife) Vol. 11, pp. 116 – 121
- NOTES AND QUESTION-AND-ANSWER TEXTS
- ____________ (2014) With Tunde Omobowale, S.S Ododo and Kazeem Adebiyi Exam Focus: Literature –in-English 2016-2020 for WAEC (WASSCE) and NECO (SSCE) Ibadan: University Press Plc (xii-562)
- ______________ (2011) with Tunde Omobowale, Sunday Ododo and Kazeem Adebiyi. Exam Focus: Literature-in-English(2011-2015) for WAEC(WASSCE) and NECO(SSCE). Ibadan: University Press Plc(xv+597pp)
- ___________ (2010) with S.K. Kwami and Ayo Ogunsiji. Exam Focus: Literature-in-English (2010 – 2013) for SSCE(NECO). Ibadan: University Press Plc (xiii + 519pp).
- ___________ (2005a) with A.L. Oyeleye and C. Uwasomba. Exam Focus: Literature-in-English (2006-2010) for WASSCE. Ibadan: University Press Plc (IX + 435pp). ISBN 978 030 9446.
- ____________ (2005b) with Saleh A. Kwami and Tunde Omobowale. Exam Focus: Literature-in-English (2006-2009) for NECO. Ibadan: University Press Plc (XI + 495pp) ISBN 978 030 9632.
- ___________ (2005c) with Tunde Omobowale and Chijioke Uwasomba. JAMB Success Literature-in-English for UME 2005-2007. Ibadan: University Press Plc (V + 170pp) ISBN 978 030 9683.
- ___________ (2003) with A. M. Bamgbose and A. B. Atere Literature-in-English for NECO (SSCE) 2003 – 2005 (Exam Focus) Ibadan: University Press Plc (x + 553pp) ISBN 970 030 8474.
- ______________ with M. M. Umukoro, S. A Kwami and A. A. Osundiran (2001). Literature -in-English for WASSCE 2002-2005 (Exam Focus). Ibadan: University Press Plc. (viii + 542 pp) ISBN 978 130 743 5.
- ____________ (1987a), Use of English (TPL JAMB Success Series). Onitsha: Tabansi Publishers Ltd. (ISBN 978 221 O16 1).
- ___________ (1987b), Literature in English (TPL JAMB Success Series). Onitsha: Tabansi Publishers Ltd.
- __________ (1987c), Notes on Isidore Okpewho’s ‘The Victims’. Onitsha: Tabansi Publishers Ltd. (ISBN 978 221 025 4 ).
- __________ (1986a), Notes on Mongo Beti’s Mission to Kala Onitsha: Tabansi Publishers ltd. (ISBN 978 221 0110).
- ___________ (1986b), Notes on Aminata Sow Falls’ ‘The Beggars’ Strike” Onitsha: Tabansi Publishers Limited (ISBN 978 221 0102).
- A SELECTION OF SOME CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PAPERS PRESENTED SINCE 1983
- ____________ (2009a) “Mbari Museum Art among the Igbo: Lessons in the Age of Globalization.” Paper presented at 2009 African Literature Association Conference held at the University of Vermont at Burlington, USA (15th-20th April) Now published
- ____________ (2009b) “A Critique of Social Change and Individual Behavior in Abigbo Mbaise Dance Songs.” Paper presented at the Nordic Africa Institute Conference at Uppsala, Sweden (15th-19th June)
- ___________ (2008a) “A Writer in Quest of His People’s Liberation: 50 Years of Chinua Achebe’s Effort and Recognition since Things Fall Apart.” Keynote speech at the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Things Fall Apart celebrations held at the Women Development Centre, Awka, Anambra State
- ——————— (2008b) “Nothing Fell Apart: Irony and the Surprise of Order in Things Fall Apart.” A Lead Paper presented at the ‘50 Years Since Things Fall Apart –Telling the World the African Story ’ Symposium held at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria on Saturday, 19th April (Now published).
- ——————— (2008c) “Daughteronomy: Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, Domestic Amazons and Patriarchal Assumptions in Children of the Eagle.” Paper presented at the African Literature Association Conference held at the Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, USA (22nd-27th April).
- ———————(2007a) “Christopher Okigbo, Uprooted Culture and the Roots of Afro-pessimism in His ‘Fragments out the Deluge’.” Paper presented at the International Conference on the Life and Poetry of Christopher Okigbo Held at the University of Massachusetts and Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts(20th-23rd September)
- ——————— (2007b) “The Poet and National Development: The Example of Ezenwa-Ohaeto” A Keynote Speech at the 2007 Professor Ezenwa-Ohaeto International Memorial Conference held at the University Auditorium, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria (28th November-1st December) Now published.
- ——————— (2006a) “The Place of the Graduate of English in Today’s Nigeria.” Speech at the 2005/2006 Induction of First Years of the English Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria held on the 9th of June.
- ——————— (2006b) “The African Proverb and the Living Present: A Paradigm from Recent Igbo Paremiology.” Lead paper presented at the 1st Proverb Conference in Nigeria held at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria (August 1st – 5th).
- ——————— (2006c) “Functional Literacy and Adult Learning in Nigeria: Mother Tongue is a Realistic Option.” Lead paper presented at the Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) Conference held at Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria (Nov. 15th – 18th). (Later published)
- ——————— (2005a) “NESA and Relevance in the 21st Century: A Search for New Frontiers.”Lead paper presented at the Nigeria English Studies Association (NESA) Conference held at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State (September 8th – 10th). (Now published)
- —————— (2005b) “Tanure Ojaide: Poet in Quest of an Authentic Nation.” Lead Paper presented at the Tanure Ojaide Conference held at Delta State University, Abraka (July 8th-9th).
- ——————— (2003)“The Role of Primary Education in National Development’. Key-note Speech at the Quadrennial Conference of the Conference of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria (COPSHON), Imo State Wing held 6th – 7th March.
- ————— (2002) “Language and National Development: The Case for Mother – Tongue and Mother – Tongue Literatures in Education.” Lead paper presented at the Conference of the Association for Promoting Nigerian Languages and Culture (APNILAC) held at Imo State University, Owerri (24 – 27 November) (Later published).
- ——————— (2001) “The Politics of Environmental Activism in Isidore Okpewho’s Tides.” Lead Paper presented at the Association of Nigerian Authors’ Conference, Port Harcourt (31 October – 3rdNovember). Later published under a modified title.
- ——————— (1997) “Birth Rites in Nguru Mbaise: The Past, Present and Future.” Lead Paper presented at the 1997 Obi Uboma Lectures instituted by the 5 traditional rulers of Nguru Mbaise, Imo State (February). (Later published).
- ——————— (1995) “The Igbo in Modern Nigeria: A Heritage of False Myths.” Paper presented at the Abia State University Centre for Igbo Studies Conference held December 12 and 13.
- —————— (1994a) “Democracy on a Platter of Doubt: The Elite as Poor Political Actors in Early Post-colonial Nigerian Fiction.” Paper presented at the 6thWAACLALS Annual Conference, A.I.C.E., Owerri (April 13-16).
- —————— (1994b) “Language Use and Common Errors in the Nigerian Broadcast Media.” Paper presented at the Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State (BCA) Inplant Workshop for presenters, editors and commercial staff at Umuahia (January 26-18).
- ——————— (1994c) “Pain and Pleasure in the Poetry of Pol Ndu.” Paper presented at the International Conference on African Literature and the English Language, University of Calabar, Nigeria.(May 1st– 5th) (Later Published)
- —————— (1993a) “The Use of English Programme and Distance Education Students: Problems and Prescriptions for the ABSU Model.” Paper presented at the 2ndNational Seminar on Distance Education held at Abia State University, Uturu (October 6-8). (Later published)
- —————— (1993b) “Education and Cultural Heritage in Nigeria.” Paper presented at the Seminar on Cultural Heritage and Modernization in Nigeria jointly organized by California State University, USA and Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria at ABSU (June 21 – July 3).
- —————— (1992) “The Glint in the Ore: Latent Educational Values of Igbo Poetic Insult of Similes.” Paper presented at the Donatus Nwoga Memorial Symposium held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. October 7-9 (Later published).
- —————— (1991a) “Chinua Achebe: The Celebration of the Igbo Tradition of Politics in His Novels.” Paper presented at the First Annual Conference of the Centre for Igbo Studies, Imo State University, Okigwe (Now Abia State University, Uturu) held from July 11-13 (Later published).
- —————— (1991b) “Penning and Pain: The Writer, the Publisher and the Nation in a ‘Sapped’ Economy.” Paper presented at the National Conference on the Nigerian Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) held by Avan Global Research Consult, Imo State University, Okigwe (June 19-21) (Later published).
- —————— (1990) “Chinua Achebe and ‘The Female Principle’: The Evolution of a Feminized Sympathy in His Novels.” Paper presented at the Symposium for Chinua Achebe’s 60thBirthday, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (February 12 – 14) (Later published under a modified title)
- ————— (1988a) “Drama and Theatre for Rural Emancipation in Nigeria: A Modest Proposal.” Paper presented at the 2ndNational Annual Seminar on Rural Development held jointly by NTA, Aba and Imo State University, Okigwe (November 1-4) (Later published).
- —————— (1988b) “Society Challenged: A Prostitute’s Bravado in Okot p’ Bitek’s ‘Song of Malaya’.” Paper presented at the School of Arts Week Symposium, Anambra State College of Education, Awka (April 1-3) (Later published).
- ————— (1987a) “The Old woman in Igbo Proverbial Lore.” Paper presented at the 2ndAnnual Seminar on Igbo Life and Culture held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (December 1-5) (Later published).
- ————— (1987b) “The Artist and the Search for Peace in a Developing Nation.” Paper presented at the School of Arts Week Symposium, Anambra State College of Education, Awka (June 16 – 19 (Later published).
- ————— (1987c) “Military Participation in Nigerian Poetry.” Paper presented at a Staff Seminar organized by the Department of English Language and literature, Anambra State College of Education (March 26). Now published.
- —————— (1987d) “Nationalism in Modern Nigerian Poetry.” Paper presented at a Staff Seminar organized by the Department of English Language and Literature, Anambra State College of Education (March 26).
- ————— (1985a) “Diction is my Grenade: Black Nationalist Consciousness in David Diop’s Poetry.” Paper presented at the 5thInternational Conference on African Literature and the English Language at the University of Calabar (April 30 – May 4) (Later published under a modified title).
- —————— (1985b) “Because of Humanity: The Ring of Patriotic Anguish in Wole Soyinka’s Poetry.” Paper presented at the English Week, College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra State (February 27) (Later published).
- —————— (1984a) “The Ethical Implications of the Class Struggle in I Will Marry When I Want.” Paper presented at the School of Arts Week, Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri (May 7).
- ——————— (1984b) “Utopia and Disillusionment in Post-Independence African Politics: The Poet as Witness and Town-Crier.” Paper presented at the 4thInternational Conference on African Literature and the English Language, University of Calabar (May 2-5). (Later published under a modified title)
- ————— (1984c) “Politics and Villainy in the Nigerian Novel: The Elite are Guilty.” Paper presented at the School of Arts Week Symposium, Anambra State College of Education, Awka (1stMay).
- —————— (1984d) “The Morality of Freedom and the Immorality of the Unliberated Psyche in the Poetry of Okot p’ Bitek.” Paper presented at the 4thAnnual Conference of the Literary Society of Nigeria held at the University of Benin, Benin City (February 22 – 25) (Later published under a modified title)
- —————— (1983) “Teaching as a Career: Issues and Problems.” Paper presented at a Symposium in Honour of Professor B.O. Ukeje at the Anambra State College of Education, Awka (April 26 – 30) (Later Published).
F1. AS A NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST
Between July and December, 2009, I had a weekly column, “Art Attack” in The Spectator newspaper (Lagos).
F2. AS SUBJECT OF JOURNAL AND NEWSPAPER ESSAYS,
INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS
- “Reading and Writing Gives me Life. I am Dead without Reading.” (Interview by Val Okara) Saturday Sun (Lagos), July 2, 2011p.40.
- ”No Country Develops without Intellectuals.” (Interview by Val Okara) Sunday Sun, July 3, 2011 p.42
- “J.O.J. Nwachukwu-Agbada @ 55: Reflections on a Life of Scholarship” by Ezechi Onyerionwu. National Life, July 19, 2009(Saturday) p.18
- “Wisdom in an Envelope: Nwachukwu-Agbada’s Missing Envelope” (A review) by Darlington Ogbonnaya. National Life, Sunday, October 11, 2009, p. 19.
- “My Life as Varsity Don” (Interview by Ugochukwu Iwuji) Nigerian Newspoint (Owerri) April 16-19th, 2009. (p12)
- “A Conversation with J.O.J Nwachukwu-Agbada.” Quiddity: International Literary Journal (Illinois) Vol. 1 No. 1 (Spring/Summer, 2008) pp 97-102.
- “This Gesture is a Memory I Shall Live With the Rest of My Life” (Interview) by Ezechi Onyerionwu in Vanguard (Lagos) Thursday, 6th March, 2008 p56.
- “Our Film People Must Be Open to Criticism”. (Interview by Ezechi Onyerionwu) in Film Nigeria: An International Journal of the Nigerian Film Vol 1, No. 1 (1st Quarter, 2008) pp 21-22.
- ”J.O.J.Nwachukwu-Agbada: The Dignity of a Critical Labourer.” Sunday Vanguard(Lagos) August 6,2006 p.46
- “Armchair Critics are Killing Nigerian Literature” (Interview) by Henry Akubuiro in Sunday Sun (Lagos) November 5, 2006 pp 46-47.
- A review of J.O.J. Nwachukwu-Agbada’s Love Strokes and Other Stories by Chinyere Ngonebu in Okike 43, 1999, pp. 96-101.
- WORK IN PROGRESS
- An examination of post-war Nigerian Poetry since 1970.
- Tanure Ojaide
Frank Graham Porter Professor
Africana Studies Department
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223
- Professor F.N.C. Osuji
17 Dick Tiger Street Federal Housing Estate Owerri. Nigeria.
- Professor Geoffrey Nwaka
Dept of History and International Relations
Abia State University