OBIECHINA, Prof. Emmanuel Nwanonye




BA, Ph.D; author, educationist; b: September 20, 1933; ht: Nkpor, Idemili; so: Anambra; m: Maria Obiageli Enekebe, 1964, nc: one s, four d; ed: All Patriots Memorial School, Nkpor, 1938-44; St. Joseph's Catholic School, Kaduna, 1945-46; St. Theresa's Teachers Training College, Guni, Minna, 1947-48; College of Mary Immaculate, Kafanchan, 1951-52; Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Zaria, 1956-58; University College, now University of Ibadan, Ibadan. 1958-61; University of Cambridge, England, 1962-66. cr: Teacher, Roman Catholic Mission, Kaduna, 1949-50, 1953-56; External Affairs Officer. Ministry of External Affairs, Lagos, 1961-62; Head, Department of English, Institute of Administration, Enugu, 1967; Lecturer, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1967-74; prof. English, University of Nigeria. Nsukka 1974; Visiting aprof. University of Washington, Seatle, USA. 1973; Head, Department of English, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1975-78; dir. School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1981-85; ch. Board of Governors, University Staff School, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1980-81, 1981-82; Deputy Vice- Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1985-86; mm: Senate, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1974; Visiting prof. Colgate University, New York, USA, 1987; Education Attache, representing Nigerian Universities, Embassy of Nigeria, Washington DC, 1987; mm: African Literature Association of America, Nigerian English Studies Association, Modem Languages Association of Nigeria, African Studies Association of America, Association of Nigerian Authors, Union of Writers of African Peoples.Federal Road Safety Corps, 1988, Governing Council, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, awards: Ford Foundation Award for Humanistic Perspectives on Contemporary Society, 1981- 85; Life member, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, publ: editor, Commentry, Notes and Exercises to James Baldwin's Go Tell it on The Mountain, Longman, London, 1966; co-editor, Igbo Traditional Life, Culture and Literature, Conch Magazine, New York 1971; Literaturefor the Masses, Onitsha, Nwamife, 1971, Onitsha Market Literature, Heinemann, London, 1972; An African Popular Literature: A Study of Onitsha Market Pamphlets, Cambridge University Press, 1973; Culture, Tradition andSocietyinthe West African Novel, Cambridge University Press, 1975; Locusts, Poetry collection, Greenfield Review Press, New York, 1976; Christopher Okigbo Poet of Destiny, Fourth Dimension, Enugu, 1980; editor, Africa Shall Survive, Essays, Forth Dimension, Enugu, 1980; African Creation, A Decade of Okike Short Stories; Fourth Dimension, Enugu, 1982; co-editor. Mammon worship in Twentieth Century Nigeria, Essay, Afa Press, Enugu,1985; University of Nigeria 1960-85: An Experiment in Higher Education, Nsukka, University of Nigeria Press, 1986; Theme and Language in African Literature, Nsukka, University of Nigeria Press, 1988; in addition to numerous articles in national and international scholarly journals. hob: gardening, table tennis, writing, res: 80, Imoke Street, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State. Source Publication: NIBC Who's Who (3rd Edition)
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