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Theodora Akachi Ezeigbo

EMAIL: taakachi@yahoo.com
PHONE: 08033435629
ADDRESS: Magodo Lagos
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Travelling, reading and dancing
MEMBERSHIP STATUS: Fellow
YEAR OF INDUCTION/ADMISSION:
2012
POST HELD: Assistant Secretary, NAL, 2012 – 2014
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE: Executive Committee 2012-2014; Member, Editorial Board of Special Publication 2016 till date.



INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION: Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria & University Press PLC (UPPLC), Ibadan
SPECIALTIES: African Literature, Literary Theory, Gender and Women Studies
APPOINTMENTS: Director, University Press PLC since 2013; Member, Advisory Board of Igbo Studies Association (USA) since 2017; Member, Governing Council of National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN) since 2018; Associate Editor, African Literature Today (ALT), 2019; Member of Editorial Board, Journal of African Literature Association (JALA), 2020. Member, Editorial Board of Journal of Gender in Africa & the African Diaspora, 2019.
PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/PROJECTS: I received a Fellowship Grant in 1989/90 from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and spent the year at SOAS, University of London as a Visiting Commonwealth Fellow.COMMUNITY SERVICE
I facilitate/organize Creative Writing Workshops in secondary schools in Lagos; for example in Green Springs Schools in Anthony Village & Lekki. I have been Chief Examiner of the nationwide Bishop Mike Okonkwo Annual Essay Competition for Senior Secondary School since 2005. Twelve other professors from my community, Uga, Anambra State, and I organize an Annual Vacation Programme for senior secondary school students to prepare them for JAMB, WAEC, NECO and other public examinations.

Biography

T. Akachi Ezeigbo, a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, is a Professor of English and a multiple award-winning writer and international scholar. She has taught in three universities in Nigeria – University of Lagos, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo and Ebonyi State University in Abakaliki – as well as in South Africa and the United Kingdom. She is a poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer and children’s author. Ezeigbo has published over fifty books and many articles in local and international journals and is a member of the Editorial Boards of African Literature Today (ALT) and Journal of African Literature Association (JALA). She is the author of Fact and Fiction in the Literature of the Nigerian Civil War (1991 & 2019). Ezeigbo was former Vice President of PEN Nigeria and former Vice President of Women Writers Association of Nigeria (WRITA) and writes creatively under the pen name Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo.

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