ENEKWE, Prof. Onuora Ossie



Onuora Ossie

Enekwechi Onuora Osmond

B.A.. MFA, M.Phil., Ph.D; poet, playwright, editor, university teacher; b: November 12, 1942; ht: Affa; Iga: Udi; so: Anambra; m: Josephine Chioma Adinde, 1974; nc: one s. six d; ed: St. Patrick's School, Ogbette, Enugu. 1949-52, 1955-57; Holy Ghost School, Ogui, Enugu, 1953; St. Mary's School. Uwani, Enugu, 1954; Trinity High School, Oguta. 1958-62; University of Nigeria. Nsukka, 1964-82. cr: Third Class Clerk, Ministry of Local Government, Enugu, 1963-64; Freelance Writer. Christian Radio Studio, Enugu. 1966-67; English Master, St. Peter's College, Achina, 1971-72; Junior Research f: Department of English. University of Nigeria. Nsukka; Adjunct Lecturer. African-American Literature. City University of New York, USA, 1873-76; Adjunct Lecturer. African-American Literature. Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, USA. 1977: Associate, African-American Literature, Columbia University, New York, 1977- 78; Lecturer 1, Department of English, University of Nigeria. Nsukka, 1978-80; snr. Lecturer, 1989-84; aprof. Dramatic Arts, 1984-88; Co-ordinator, Sub-Department of Dramatic Arts, 1986-89; Associate Dean of Arts, 1989-91; Upper Montclair, New Jersey. 1992-93: Co ordinator of Dramatic Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, since 1993; din Institute of African Studies, since 1998; mm: Eastern Nigeria Theatre Group, 1963-67; founding editor. The Columbia Reader, 1974; Co-editor, The Greenfield Review, 14th Annual African Poetry Issue, 1976-77; special editor, 5th Annual African Poetry Issue. 1980; Asst. Editor, Okike: An African Journal of New Writing. 1981; Executive Editor, 1981; Editor, Omabe: Poetry from Nsukka, 1982-84; presd. Okigbo Poetry Club, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 1985; mm: Federal Government Planning Committee for International Symposium on African Literature in honour of Wole Soyinka, 1987-88, National Panel of Competent Experts on Community Theatre for Social Mobilization, 1981-88; columnist, Sunday Punch, Lagos. 1987-89; ch. Governing Council, College of Education, Eha-Amufu, 1987-89; v-presd. Association of Nigerian Authors, 1988-91; Editorial Consultant, Currents in African Literature and the English Language, 1997; Editor, Okike. since 1984; ch. Editorial/Management Board, Okike since 1987; mm: Federal Government Panel on Community Theatre for Social Mobilization since 1988; Associate Editor. MELUS, Journal of the Society for the Study of Multi Ethnic Literature of the United States of America, since 1995; mm: MINAJ Council of Arts, since 1998, African Literature Association, since 1974. Modern Language Association, 1974-87, Poets in Public Service Incorporated, USA (formerly New York States Poets-in-the-Schools). since 1974; American Theatre Association, since 1977; Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists, since 1983. ah: University of Nigeria, Junior Research Fellowship, 1972; Columbia University Writing Fellowship, 1972-74; East Central State Scholarship, 1975-78; Silver Gong Prize for Dramatized Poetry in English, 6th National Festival of Arts, Maiduguri, 1983; Silver Gong for Short Story War in the Head. 6th Annual Festival of Arts, 1983. publ: Broken Pots, Greenfield Review Press, New York, 1977; Come Thunder, Fourth Dimension Publishers, Enugu, 1984; Igbo Masks: The Oneness of Ritual and Theatre, Lagos, Nigeria Magazine, 1987; Theories of Dance in Nigeria, Afa Press, Nsukka, 1991; The Betrayal, in Two Experimental Plays. Modern Business Press, Uyo, 1992; The Last Battle and Other Stories. Minaj Publishers, 1996; Marching to Kilimanjaro, Malthouse, Lagos, 1997; Wole Soyinka as a Novelist. Okike:AnAfrican Journal ofNew Writing, No. 9 Amherst, MA, 1975; Theatre in Nigeria: The Modern Vs The Traditional, Yale Theatre. Vol.8, No 1, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1976; Modern Nigerian Theatre: What Tradition?, Nsukka Studies in African Literature, Vol.1, (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1977; Dialogue with Chinua Achebe. New Culture, No. 9, Ibadan, 1980; The Legacy of Antonio Agostinho Neto. Okike, No. 18, Nsukka, 1980; Encountering our Heritage: The Extended Family of Ndigbo, Igbo Times, USA, 1995; Broken Pot. and Hate, Nsukka Harvest, Poetry from Nsukka 1966- 72; Ed. C. Azuonye (Department of English, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1971. cw: Television Appearances as Singer, 1963-70; Christmas Musical Show for Enugu State Television. Major Exh: The Art of C Krydz Ikwuemesi. The Marriage of Heaven and the Hell: Paintings, Drawings and Poems, Lagos: Alliance Francaise/French Cultural Centre, 1995: AKA: Beginning Again, AKA Circle of Exhibiting Artists: Annual Art Exhibition Catalogue, 1996, Enugu, AKA, pp 4-5. hob: guitar playing, singing, off: Department of Dramatic Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, res: 3, Ako Okwoli Street, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. tel: 042-770202.
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