Dr. Obiwu Iwuanyanwu

Dr. Obiwu Iwuanyanwu Obiwu Iwuanyanwu (AKA “Obiwu”) studied in Nigeria at Abia State University and the University of Jos, and in the United States at Syracuse University. He earned a Ph.D. in English (with distinction) at Syracuse, where he wrote his dissertation on Lacanian analytic and South African literature. Obiwu is the author of four books on poetry, diaspora studies, and criticism, including the coedited volume, The Critical Imagination in African Literature: Essays in Honor of Michael J. C. Echeruo (Syracuse University Press, 2015). Some of his essays, like “Lacan in Africa: Travel, Moroccan Cemetery, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, and Other Passions of Theory” (2015), “The Pan-African Brotherhood of Langston Hughes and Nnamdi Azikiwe” (2007), and “The History of Nigerian Literature, 1772-2006” (2006), have been well referenced. Obiwu is a fellow of the Presidential Leadership Institute, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio; and a fellow of the International School of Theory in the Humanities, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He is a multiple recipient of the Faculty Award for Leadership and Professional Excellence at the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Central State University; a recipient of the Resolution Recognition (No. 07-4-12-31) of the Greene County Board of Commissioners, Ohio; and an inductee of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. He is Coach of the award-winning Central State University Honda Campus All-Star Challenge team. His expertise in psychoanalytic and postcolonial discourses is handy in his present research pursuit on suicide and writing resistances. Obiwu is an associate professor of world literature and critical theory in the Department of Humanities at Central State University. Wikipedia – “Obiwu”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obiwu

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