|Programme||ENGLISH AND LITERARY STUDIES|
|Department||ENGLISH AND LITERARY STUDIES|
biography (Education/professional experience/professional accomplishments)
|Sylvanus Egwu Oko currently teaches English language and literature-related courses at the Department of English and Literary Studies, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi state, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English language from Abia state university, Uturu, and a Master of Arts degree in literature in English from Ebonyi state university,Abakaliki. He is a Technical Coordinator for the university’s Language Enhancement Programme (LEP), and also a Facilitator for the university’s General Studies Programme in Use of English.
He is a professional editor with a huge experience to his credit. He is currently a member of the Critic-Editors of the university, and also an active member of the Committee for Creative Writing of the same Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike. This body is charged with the arduous task of receiving entries in the three genres of literature from the entire staff and student population of the university on a yearly basis, and subsequently screening them through blind review mechanisms to select the best entries which areeventually published in three separate anthologies namely; poetry, drama and prose.
His research interests range from masquerades, masks, masking, costuming/costumology and other related aspects of oral literature.
He is the Founder of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Scrabble Club, and the current Coach.
|S/N||Institutions attended||degree(s) awarded||year|
|1||EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI||M.A. (LITERATURE IN ENGLISH||2016|
|2||ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU||B.A. (ENGLISH)||1998|
|2||MASKS, MASKING AND MASQUERADES|
Membership of professional bodies
|1||ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN AUTHORS|
|2||FOUNDER/COACH, ALEX EKWUEME FEDERAL UNIVERSITY ndufu-alike SCRABBLE CLUB|
Selected publications (MAXIMUM OF 10, WITH LINKS WHERE AVAILABLE)
|1||African traditional justice system: a case study of oteru and okpaa masquerades in ehugbo, JUSTICE AND HUMAN DIGNITY IN AFRICA; EMEZUE, KOSCH AND KANGEL ED. LAGOS: HPC BOOKS, 2014, P.166-176|
|2||INTERVIEW WITH PROF AUSTIN CHUKWU: THE man AND HIS OPINIONS, JUSTICE AND HUMAN DIGNITY IN AFRICA; EMEZUE, KOSCH AND KANGEL ED. LAGOS: HPC BOOKS, 2014, XIII-XXIII|
|3||BOOK OF TRIBUTES: WHAT IS LITERATURE: AN INTERVIEW WITH PROF AUSTIN CHUKWU IN HIS OFFICE AT EBSU ON JULY 10, 2012. EMEZUE ETAL ED. ABAKALIKI: LOGOTALKS NIGERIA, 2017, P. 87-100|