T. Akachi Ezeigbo

Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, a multiple award-winning prolific writer and international scholar, has taught in three universities in Nigeria – University of Lagos, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) and Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, in Ebonyi State – as well as in South Africa and the United Kingdom. She was a three-time Head of English Department at University of Lagos (Unilag), and received the Best Researcher Award in the Arts and the Humanities from Unilag in 2005. She has been awarded visiting Fellowships in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Germany and has given keynote lectures in universities in the USA. Apart from academic books and scholarly articles in local and international journals, she has published in all genres of literature: she is a poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer and children’s author. Adimora-Ezeigbo is a joint winner of the Nigeria Prize for Literature (NPL) in 2007 with her children’s novel entitled MyCousin Sammy. She is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (FNAL), the Literary Society of Nigeria (FLSN), English Scholars Association of Nigeria(FESAN) and Association of Nigerian Authors (FANA). She was the Vice President of PEN International, Nigerian Centre (2002-2011) and Vice President of Women Writers Association of Nigeria – WRITA (1995-1999). Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo is a Director in the Board of Directors of UniversityPress PLC, Ibadan, and a Member of the Governing Council of the National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN), Aba. She was the Chair of the Panel of Judges for the 2011 The Nigeria Prize for Literature. Adimora-Ezeigbo is married and has children and grandchildren.

Books by T. Akachi Ezeigbo

women and leadership in igboland

In this monograph, the author examines women’s leadership roles in three spheres of influence under women’s control: Omoku, Ime Chi and Omugwo institutions and argues that there were a variety of leadership opportunities open to Igbo women in the past – some of them still exist today and will continue to exist in the years to come – through which they exerted and can still exert their influence to ensure the well-being of their families and communities. With Women and Leadership in Igboland: Omoku, Ime Chi and Omugwo Institutions, the author empowers women with the knowledge that, like their fore mothers, they have a right to hold leadership positions not only in the home but also in the workplace and public space.


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