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Dr. Ifeoma Odinye

Dr. Ifeoma Ezinne Odinye is a Senior Lecturer in the department of English Language and Literature, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; where she graduated with First Class Honours in 2006. Notably, Odinye is the pioneer First Class Honours graduate of the department. She has Master’s degree in Literature in 2014 and Doctorate degree in 2019 from the same department.

She studied at Renmin University, Beijing , China in 2008-2009. She has a Master’s degree in Chinese Philosophy from Xiamen University, China in 2012. Her areas of specialization are Creative Writing, Gender Studies, Comparative Literature and Postcolonial Literatures. Currently, she is a Senior Lecturer on dual appointment in the departments of Chinese Studies and English Language and Literature of the aforementioned university.

She has published articles, poems and novels. Pain in the Neck (2018) is her debut novel. African-China (2019) is her second novel—a sequel to her debut. These are diasporic novels—a leap into the Asian worldview and Nigerians’ bizarre experiences in diaspora. Ifeoma Odinye also has to her credit; a collection of poems titled At Sunset (2018).

This collection contains the award winning poem “Zion’s Zest” in the 2018 Annual (EWC) Eclectic Writers Community International Poetry Competition. Another poem, “Hundreds of Days in Darkling Adventure” also won the AIFEST COVID 19 “Grade A” Level in an Indian competition in 2020 and published in the Indian Anthology titled, Agony and Ecstasy of Covid-19.

She has other published and unpublished texts. She is currently a member of Creative Literary Giants, Association of Nigerian Authors, Writers and Authors Promotion, Prolific Fiction Writers Community and Author’s Networking Group.

Dr. Ifeoma Odinye
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