ACHOLONU, Dr. (Chief) Catherine Obianuju(Late)

Born Tuesday, October 26, 1954




M.A, Ph.D;

Gender: Female
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Dr. Douglas Acholonu
State of Origin: Orlu, Imo State
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 2
Number of Female Children 2
Profession Writer, Lecturer, Administrator, Politician;
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

National Youth Services, Corps, 1978-79; Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, 1979-96; Lecturer, Mauhathanville College, Purchase N.Y..U.S.A, 1990-1991; snr. Special asst. on Arts and Culture to the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; mm. State Caucus & National Women Mobilisation Committee; ah: Fulbright Scholar 1990-91; Fulbright Writer/Scholar in Residence at the Westchester Consortium for International Studies, N.Y. USA;

Holy Rosary School, Orlu, 1959-1964; Holy Rosary Secondary School, Ihioma, 1965-70; University of Dusseldorf, Germany, 1974-77;

mm. State leader and Governorship candidate, Imo Grassroot Democratic Movement 1986-88; mem. and presidential Aspirant, National Republican Convention 1992; mem. and women leader, Imo state Peoples Democratic Party;

Ugogbuzuo of Ideato (Resplendent Eagle), 1994; Udomba (peace maker) Daughter of Umuna, 1996; Eziadanenyeihe Daughter of Umueshi (Special Daughter the Bearer of Light) of Umueshi, 2000;

Chosen among the list of greatest women Achievers of Nigeria by NCWS, 1997; Won Silver Gong at the National Festival for Arts and Culture. 1986

The Springs’s Last Drop (Poetry). Totan Publishers, 1982; Trail of the Beautiful Ones (Drama) Totan Publishers, 1982; Nigeria in the Year 1999 (poeuy), Totan Publishers, 1982; The Igbo Roots of Olaudah Equiano, Afa Publications, 1989; Motherism: The Afrocentric Altrnative to Feminism, Afa Publications, 1985; 77ie Earth Unchaimed: A Quantum Leap in consciousness, Afa publications; and four other books; Has delivered about 15 lectures abroad;

Research, Reading, Music;

18 March 2014
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