|Programme||English and Literary Studies|
|Department||English and Literary Studies|
biography (Education/professional experience/professional accomplishments)
|Dr. Onyekachi Eni currently serves as a senior academic with the Department of English and Literary Studies, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He obtained his Ph.D in English and Literary Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria in 2006. An interdisciplinary scholar, Dr Eni also has a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) from Ebonyi State University Abakaliki in 2017 having obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the same University in 2013 and Barrister at Law from the Nigeria Law School in Enugu. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2016. Dr. Eni has been with the Department of English and Literary Studies, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo since 2015. Prior to his career in academics, Dr. Eni had served as the Chief Press Secretary to the first and second Civilian Governors of Ebonyi State between 2004-2015. He rose to the rank of Permanent Secretary in the Ebonyi State Public Service in 2015 before he left for the academia. At AE-FUNAI, Dr. Eni has held various Departmental and Faculty positions including that of Ag. Head of the Department of English and Literary Studies and member of various faculty disciplinary committees among others. His research interests include: African literature and criticism, Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies, Gender Studies and Peace Advocacy. Dr. Eni has edited a book of speeches of the former Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi (2014) and has published a number of articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals nationally and Internationally. He has attended several conferences in Nigeria and other parts of the world where he delivered papers. Dr. Eni is a team player, deep thinker and liberal in orientation.
|S/N||Institutions attended||degree(s) awarded||year|
|1||University of Calabar, Nigeria||Ph.D , English and Literary Studies||2006|
|2||University of Nigeria , Nsukka||Master of Arts , Mass Communication||1993|
|3||University of Calabar, Nigeria||Bachelor of Arts, English and Literary Studies||1989|
|4||Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki||Master of Laws||2017|
|5||Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki||Bachelor of Laws||2013|
|6||Council of Legal Education||Barrister at Laws||2016|
|1||African Literature and Criticism|
|2||Ecocriticism and Environmental Protection|
|3||Feminism and Gender Studies|
|4||Peace Studies and Advocacy|
Membership of professional bodies
|1||Association of Nigerian Authors|
|2||Social Science and Humanities Research Association(SSHRA)|
|3||African Literature Association|
|4||Nigerian Bar Association|
|5||Faculties of arts/humanities association of nigerian universities(fahanu)|
Selected publications (MAXIMUM OF 10, WITH LINKS WHERE AVAILABLE)
|1||Ndubuisis Osuagwu and Eni Onyekachi, “Symbolism in J.P Clark’s The Ozidi Saga”. LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 99(3), 110-121,2004.
|2||Onyekachi Eni, “Migration as a metaphor of Displacement: Problematizing Roothelessness and Alterity in Samuel Selvon’s A Brighter Sun, and The Lonely Londoners”, The Journal of Communicative English. Vol. 16, (241-248), September, 2019, English Language Unit, Department of Educational Foundations of General Studies, University of Agriculture Makurdi.
|3||Onyekachi Eni, “The Poetics of Change: An Exploration of the Pedagogic Impulse in Odia Ofeimum’s Poetry”, The Journal of Communicative English, Vol. 17, (23-30), December, 2017, English Language Unit, Department of Educational Foundations and General Studies, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
|4||Onyekachi Eni, “The People as Repository of Power: An Exploration of the Democratic Impulse in Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God” , LWATI; A Journal Contemporary Research, Vol. 14 93) 43-161, 2017.
|5||Ikenna Ukpabi Unya and Onyekachi Eni, “The Place of the Arts and Humanities in Reforming the Society: The Nigeria Restructuring Question”, FAHSANU JOURNAL: A Publication of the Faculties of Arts/7/Humanities Scholars’ Association of Nigeria Universities, Vol. 1, (2) 119-133, September, 2018.
|6||Onyekachi Eni: “Feminist Praxis or Failed Vision?: A Study in Ambivalence in Buchi Emecheta’s Destination Biafra”, Veritas University Abuja, Aza Journal of Gender and Human Development. Vol. 1 (1) 52-60, 2019.
|7||Onyekachi Eni, “School as Trope for Hegemony Negotiation: A Bildungsroman Examination of Chukwuemeka Ike’s The Potter’s Wheel and The Bottled Leopard; Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Journal of Social Science and Humanities vol 8 (2) 1-13, November, 2018.
|8||Eni Onyekachi, “Growth-as a Metaphor for Environmental Consciousness: An Econcritical Reinterpretation of Anthony’s The Year in San Fernando and Edgell’s Beka Lamb”, Mountain Top University, Journal of Humanities, Management and Social Science as (MTU-JHUMASS) vol. 1 (1) 16-35, May, 2018.
|9||Onyekachi Eni, “War as a Humanitarian and Environmental Tragedy: An Ezo-critical Reintepretation of Buchi Emecheta’s Destination Biafra, CALEL: Currents in African Literature and the English Language, University of Calabar, Nigeria, vol. x, 2018.
|10||Onyekachi Eni, “Libido as Arsenal: A Psychoanalytical Examination of the Sexual Pyrotechnics in Flora Nwaga’s One is Enough and Miriama Ba’s Scarlet Song”. International Journal of Research and Analytical reviews (IJRAR) Vol. 6 Issue 2/842 668-674, June, 2019. www.ijar.org.