|Programme||English and Literary Studies|
|Department||English and Literary Studies|
Onyebuchi Nwosu (PhD) is a lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State Nigeria. Apart from holding a Bachelor and Master of Arts and Doctorate degrees in English Language and Literature, he holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism. A playwright and short story writer, he has won several essay writing competitions and is a Professional English Language Teachers’ Trainer. His critical essays have been published in national and international journals with some also appearing as book chapters. His research interest is in Oral Literature, especially Oral Poetry and Creative Writing as well as in the areas of ascertaining the functionality of oral and scribal literary arts in societies where they are practised.
|S/N||Institutions attended||degree(s) awarded||year|
|1||UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA, NIGERIA||DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY||2017|
|2||UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA, NIGERIA||MASTER OF ARTS||2011|
|3||ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY||BACHELOR OF ARTS||2000|
|4||INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM, ABUJA||POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM||2004|
|5||FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, KONTOGORA NIGER STATE||NIGERIA CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION||1994|
|1||LITERATURE, SECURITY AND INSECURITY|
|2||LITERATURE AND ENVIRONMENT|
|3||AFRICAN ORAL LITERATURE|
|4||NIGERIAN CUM AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY POETRY|
Membership of professional bodies
|1||ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN AUTHORS (ANA)|
|2||NIGERIAN ORAL LITERATURE ASSOCIATION (nOLA)|
|3||ABAKALIKI LITERARY ASSOCIATION|
Selected publications (WITH LINKS WHERE AVAILABLE)
|1||(2019): Wisdom in Mournful Tunes: Exploring the Major Themes of Igbo Oral Funeral Songs. Journal of Cultural Analysis and Social Change. 4. July, 2019.|
|2||(2018): ‘Engligbo’ as Poetic Technique: Code-Switching in Igbo Oral Poetry in Ikoro: Journal of Contemporary African Studies 10:1&2. 222-233.|
|3||(2017): Ballot and the Bard: The Oral Roots of some Igbo Electioneering Radio Jingles in Nigerian Journal of Oral Literatures 4. 51-72.|
|4||(2015) Peeping into Nigeria’s Political Black Box: Memoir as Cathartic Medium in Nasir El-Rufai’s The Accidental Public Servant in African Journal of Contemporary Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2. 325-347.|
|5||(2014): Re-Enacting the Ancient and Modern Female Rift: Women as Victims
and Collaborators in Julie Okoh’s Edewede” in Gender and Power in Contemporary Africa: Essays in Honour of Prof. Sophia Obiajulu Ogwude. eds. Kolawole Gboyega, Sule E. Egya & Sade Ifamose. Lagos: Bahiti and Dalila, 102-116.
|6||(2013): Memoir as Swan Song: Echoes of Nostalgia, Disillusionment and Valediction in Chinua Achebe’s There Was a Country” Okike: An African Journal of New Writing 50. 49-70.
|7||(2013): Folk –Chant as Paradigm in Contemporary African Poetry: A Critical
Evaluation of Chimalum Nwankwo’s Voices from Deep Water in JOLLACS:
Journal of Literature, Languages and Communication Studies 1.1. 71-91.
|8||(2009): Poetry of Igbo Marriage and Birth Songs in African Journal of New Poetry. NP 6. 141-158.|
|9||(2008): Rhythms of Combat: Re-visioning Igbo-Biafran War Songs African Journal of New Poetry. NP 5. 77-94.|