Dr.Onyekachi Eni

Lecturer I

Work Information

Programme English and Literary  Studies
Department English and Literary  Studies
Faculty Humanities

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.



Academic Qualifications

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

research interests

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)


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.                




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