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PUBLICATIONS

 

Books

1.      (2015) Ikeji Festival Theater of the Aro and Diaspora: Gender, Mask and Communication.

Lagos: University of Lagos Press.

  1. (2012) New Toyi Toyi (Nigerian edition) Kraft Books Limited, Ibadan, Nigeria
  2. (2010) In Her Own Voice: Agnes Okafor Tells Her Stories. Online
  3. (2008) It Grows In Winter and Other Poems. (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press)
  4. (2007) The New Toyi Toyi  (play) (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press)
  5. (1996) He Wants To Marry Me Again and Other Stories (Ibadan: Kraftgriots).
  6. (1996. The Lion And The Iroko (Ibadan: Kraftgriots).
  7. (1996) From Earth’s Bed Chamber: A Collection of Poems (Ibadan: Kraftgriots).
  8. (1996) Campus Palavar and Other Plays (Ibadan: Kraftgriots). 

Journal Articles and Chapter Contributions In Books

10.  (2014) Diary of An American Woman Irinkerindo: a journal of african migration. Issue 7: 76-111 

First of a Three-Part Story called This Africa in my Dream.

11.  2013.  Female Power: Cornerstone or Central Subject in Igbo Mask Performance.” In A Survey Of The Igbo Nation (Vol. 2). Ed. G. E. K. Ofomata and Chudi Uwazurike. New York: Triatlantic Books.  (Also published in 2008 in Emergent Themes, ed., Falola and Hassan).

  1.  (2013) Omumu Concept of Begetting: A Pro-feminist Lesson from Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.” In Words for a Small Planet. Ed. Nanette Norris (New Lanham: Lexington Books): 127-138.
  2. (2012) “Womanhood in Igbo Cosmology: Intersections in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. In Achebe’s Women: Imagism and Power. Ed. Helen Chukwuma (Trenton: Africa World Press). See a pre-publication version of the article.button
  3.   (2011) “Black Professor, Africa, and Whiteness in Women’s Studies Classes: Personal Story of Pedagogical Engagement and Conflict Resolution.” In Teaching Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty First Century. Ed. Mirza, M. and David Hussey (C-SAP Monograph No. 14): 237-261.  
  4.  (2009). Female Power: Corner Stone or Central Subject in Igbo Mask Performance.” Emergent Themes and Methods in African Studies: Essays in Honor of Adiele Eberechukwu Afigbo Ed., Falola, T and Adam Paddock. No compensation.  (Trenton: Africa World Press): 431-446
  5. (2008) “Militant Femininity in Southern African Poetry: A Discussion of Selected Poems by Micere Mugo and Gladys Thomas.” In Power and Nationalism. Ed., Falola, Toyin and S. Hassan (Durham: Carolina Academic Press), pp. 435-450.  (2007) “Global encounters: Barbie in Nigerian Agbogho-mmuo mask context.” Journal of African Cultural Studies. Vol. 19, No. 1. 37-54.
  6. (2007) “Global encounters: Barbie in Nigerian Agbogho-mmuo mask context.” Journal of African Cultural Studies. Vol. 19, No. 1. 37-54.
  7.  (2003) "Location and Separateness in African and African-American Drama...” Postcolonial Perspective on Women Writers from Africa, the Caribbean, and the US. Ed., Japtok, Martin (Trenton: Africa World Press), pp. 319-343.
  8. (2002) “La Litterature africaine et le beauvoirisme: example d’ ‘action’ de femmes et d’ecrivaines” In Delphy, Christine and Sylvia Chaperon, Cinquantenaire Du Deuxieme Sexe (Paris: Syllepse), pp. 259-268.  For the English version, click  button   http://soar.wichita.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/10057/1266/Beauvoir.pdf?sequence=1
  9. (2001)  “Beyond Child Abuse.”  In Eye to Eye: Women Practicing Development Across Cultures.  Ed. Schench, Celeste, and Susan Perry (London: Zed Press), pp. 259-276.
  10. (2001)  “Ogini’s Choice: A Novella in Ten parts.” Englishes: Literature Inglesi Contemporanee. No 15 ANNO 5, pp. 105-139.
  11. (2000) “Ogini’s Choice,” Also published In The Quest For Democracy: Writings on Nigerian Literature in English. Ed.  Rosati, F. (Pescara, Italy: Libreria Dell’Universita Editrice), pp. 199-237.
  12. (1998) “Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike” In Postcolonial African Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Ed. Parekh, Pushpa and Siga Jagne (Westport: Greenwood), pp. 221-227.
  13. (1998) “Festus Ikhuoria Ojeaka Iyayi.” In Postcolonial African Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical  Sourcebook. Ed. Parekh, Pushpa and Siga Jagne (Westport: Greenwood), pp. 234-240
  14. (1997) “Gender Politics in West African Mask Performance.” Writing African Women: Gender, Popular Culture and Literature in West Africa. Ed. Newell, Stephanie (London: Zed Books), pp. 157-169.
  15. (1997) “Rewriting Popular Myths of Female Subordination: Selected Stories by Theodora Adimora‑Ezeigbo and May Ifeoma Nwoye.”  Writing West African Women: Gender, Popular Culture and Literature in West Africa. Ed. Newell, Stephanie (London: Zed Books), pp. 81-94.
  16. (1996) “The Dramatization of Heroism in Igbo Festivals.” UNISWA Research Journal (Univ. of Swaziland), Vol. 10, pp. 56-68.
  17. (1996) "Theatrical Negotiation of Transformation in No More The Wasted Breed." Femi Osofisan: Interpretative Essays I. Ed. Awodiya,  Muyiwa (Ibadan: Kraft Books), pp. 119-128.
  18. (1995) “Bus Ride With Madam Osaigbovo.” A Story in The Potter and Other Stories (Ibadan: African Studies Publication), pp. 39-51.
  19. (1994) “Theatrical Construction Of Trial As A Technique in The Trial of Dedan Kimathi." JMLAN: A Publication of the Modern Languages Association of Nigeria, Vol. 2, pp. 58-64.
  20. (1994) "From the Heart of Masculinity: Ogbodo Uke Women's Masking." Research in African Literatures (The Ohio State University), Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 7-17.
  21. (1993) "A Comparative Study of J. P. Clark's The Masquerade and Efua Sutherland's Foriwa." Commonwealth: Essays and Studies (Universite de Bourgogne, France), Vo l. 16, No. 1., pp 89-95.
  22. (1993) "Review of Gods, Oracles, and Divinations by Kalu Ogba." Research in African Literatures (The Ohio State University), Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 129‑132.
  23. (1992) "Power and Empowerment in African Mask Performance." Africa Notes (Cornell University), pp. 8-9.
  24. (1992) "The Rejected Corner Stone: Women In Igbo Mask Theater." Africana Studies and Research Center Newsletter (Cornell University), Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 19-23, and 27-31.
  25. (1992) "The Search for Gold Finger." Short Story in The Literary Review (Fairleigh Dickinson University), Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 551-553.
  26. (1991) “Behind the Inscrutable Wonder: The Dramaturgy of the Mask Performer in Traditional African Society.” Research In African Literatures (The Ohio State University), Vol. 22, No. 4. pp. 39-52.
  27.  (1990) “: The Man, the Playwright, and the producer on the Nigerian Theater Scene.World Literature Today  Winter  (1990):24-29.
  28. (1989) "Of Spooks and Virile Men: Patterns of Response to Imperialism in Sizwe Bansi is Dead and The Trial of Dedan Kimathi." Commonwealth: Essays and Studies (Universite de Bourgogne, France), Vol. 2, pp. 87-93.
  29. Amankulor, J. N. and Okafor, Chinyere G. (1988) "Continuity and Change in Traditional Nigerian Theatre among the Igbo in the Era of Colonial Politics." Ufahamu (University of California, LA), Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 35-50.
  30. Okafor, Chinyere G. (1986) "Aro Diaspora: A Cultural and Historical Overview." Arochukwu History and Culture. Ed. Ijoma,  J. O. (Enugu: Fourth Dimension), pp. 113-137.
  31.  (1986) "Ama Ata Aidoo: Anowa" Okike: Educational Supplement, No. 4., pp. 137-146.                 
  32. (1983) "Creating Awareness through Shock Drama: The Example of Osofisan's Four Robbers." Journal of Nigerian Theatre Artistes, Vol. I, No. 1., pp. 9-16.
  33. (1981) "A Woman Is Not A Stone but A Human Being: Women in the Plays of Aidoo and Sutherland." Medium and Message (University of Calabar), Vol. 1, pp. 165-177.
  34. (1980) "Parallelism versus Influence in African Literature...." Kiabara: Journal of Humanities (University of Port‑Harcourt), Vol. 1, pp. 113-131. 

Other works and compositions

  1. (2006) Terrible Beauty of Masks From Around the World.” Review of MASKS from Around the World by Garth Darl. Vancouver: Granville Island Publishing
  2.  (20003) “Gazing At Wide Country.” Poetry and Prose In National Association of Women writers Weekly, September 15.
  3.  (2001) “Foreword.” Achebe the Orator by Chinwe Christianan Okechukwu. Westport: Greenwood press, 2001. Not refereed. No compensation.
  4. (2001) “Sire That Yells,” “One Nation,” and “One Tough Head.” In  Englishes:Literature Inglesi Contemporanee (Italy), No 15 ANNO 5,  pp. 103-104.
  5.  (2001) Eight Poems published in the “Arts and Columns” section of The Maine Progressive: a Journal of Politics and Culture. <http://www.maineprogressive.org/022002/other_poems.html>
  6.  (2000) “Millenium Note”  with republication of  “Sire That Yells,” “One Nation,” “One Tough  Head.” In Englishes: Literature Inglesi Contemporanee (Italy), No 10 ANNO 4,  pp. 38-40
  7.  (1999) “Chains of Light,” and “My Love Grows in Winter.” TurfWRITE: A Creative Writing  Journal. (South Africa). Vol. 2, pp. 102-103.
  8.  (1997) Umsenge Tree,” and “Forests of Guava.” Weekend Observer (Swaziland), p. 10.
  9. (1996) “Counter Attack,” and “Maliyaduma Veld.” Poems in Tyume: Fort Hare Journal of Creative Writing (South Africa), No. 1.
  10. (1994) “Mother and Child.” The Evangelist (Nigeria). December. 2 pages.
  11. 1994) "Potsherds (for Winnie Mandela)" "Crow After Hen," "For Arthur At Coronation (on the eve of Mandela's inauguration). Poems in Africa Update (CCSU African Studies Newsletter, U.S.A.) No. 3. pp. 6‑7.
  12. “Silver Cross For Dundon.,’ “Tribute…” and “Christmas in the Rains.” Fathers (Periodical Magazine) (Nigeria).
  13. (1993) "Colors of My Country," "From Charles, the Cloths‑Maker," and “Forced Festival." Poems in Images: The Scholar's Release (Salisbury, U.S.A.), 2: 1‑3, pp. 26‑27. 

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