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New Perspectives On a Literary Enigma


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This collection of critical readings of the literary representation of one of the most celebrated literary figures in Nigeria, nay Africa, re-establishes Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo as a literary icon. Straddling her creative oeuvre in fiction, poetry and drama as well as her work on theory, the collection offers new insights of her fascinating creativity by reappraising, re examining and re-critiquing a select fraction of the literary universe of this great narrator, poet, playwright, essayist, critic and social crusader; a prolific writer who, even now, continues to create and recreate characters that inhabit a world that she brings into being by her prodigious imagination and dares us to believe and occupy that world.

This then is a tribute to Professor Theodora Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, a woman who has kept faith with her literary imagination and creativity.

Emmanuel A. Adedun is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Lagos and a Visiting Professor at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. He is the immediate past Sub-Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos and the current editor of the nationally-acclaimed and AJOL-hosted journal of the University of Lagos’ Faculty of Arts, Lagos Notes and Records.Emmanuel Adedun’s publications cut across countries and continents including but not limited to Ghana, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, USA, Sweden, Romania and Canada. His uploaded articles on academia.edu are accessed from all countries of the world. He is an academic reviewer to the University of South Africa (UNISA) Press. He has just recently been appointed an editor to the academic publishing giant, SAGE International Publishing Incorporated, United Kingdom.

Onuora Benedict Nweke (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer as well as the Acting Head of Department of Languages/Linguistics/Literary Studies/Visual Arts of the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Dr Nweke taught Literature and Use of English courses at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria for ten years. He was also a Fulbright scholar at the University of lowa, Iowa, United States of America between 2005 and 2006. His areas of research interest are African Fiction, African American Fiction, Gender Studies, Literary Theory and Postcolonial Literature. He has
published widely in both local and international journals.

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