THE Department of English and Literary Studies at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State (AE-FUNAI), Ndufu-Alike, in collaboration with Ezeigbo and Urama families, is specially inviting the public to the presentation of the book, The Writer in the Mirror: Conversations with Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, edited by Evelyn Urama. Adimora-Ezeigbo is an academic, novelist and feminist theorist who was until recently of the Department of English at the University of Lagos.
The programme will hold on Thursday, October 14, at Abubakar Adamu Rasheed Auditorium, AE-FUNAI, and kicks off at 11:000am prompt. The event will be chaired by the university’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Dennis A. Akoh, with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sunday O. Elom serving as Chief Host. Other official guests expected at the event are the Commissioner for Education, Ebonyi State, Dr. Ziji Nwangele, Co-host, Dean of Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Romanus Ejiaga while the reviewer will be the HOD, Department of English and Literary Studies, Dr. John Otu.
The book’s chief presenter will be the MD/CEO of Tropical Gate Ltd and Director of UNIZIK 94.1 FM, Apostle Nnamdi Mbaigbo while Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna will serve as Mother of the Day. The programme will also see Dr. Patrick Oloko of the English Department, University of Lagos, as guest speaker. Special guests of honour include Pro-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Olu Obafemi, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), University of Nigeria, Prof. Johnson O. Uramam, Director of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Centre for Economics, Prof. Stella I. Madueme, Vice Chancellor of Coal City University, Enugu, Prof. Afam Icha-Ituma, Secretary General, Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA), Dr. Wale Okediran and the CEO of Sunnex Ventures, Evangelist Sunday Asogwa.