Full First Name(s)
Ikechukwu Emmanuel
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (2015, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka); MA (2011, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka); PGDE (2015, National Teacher's Institute, Kaduna); BA (2007, Anambra State University)
Research Discipline(s)
Brief Biography (English)

Ikechukwu Emmanuel Asika is a scholar, critic, playwright, poet, and novelist. He is a First-Class Graduate of the Department of English, Anambra State University now Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State. Asika holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the National Teacher's Institute, Kaduna as well as Masters and PhD degrees in English and Literary Studies from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

Asika is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State. His research areas include African and Comparative Literature, Folklore Poetry, and Creative Writing. Asika has several essays and articles published in both local and international journals of repute. He is also a prolific writer with numerous creative works to his credit. Tamara, My Hero, Love of an Angel, Follow the River, Under the Mango Tree, Pimples on Wrinkles, and Dance of Shame are among his prose works. Erimma, Cord of Life, When Gold Rusts, B whom we Killed, Blind Decision, Tears of the Rising Sun make the list of his dramatic outputs. Omeile, Operation Phyton Dance, and Who Poetry Epp are among his poetic outpourings. His short stories include but not exhaustive of The Portrait of an Artist as a Mad Man, Vacancy for the Post of a Bride. His novel, Tamara, won the Youth Achievers Award for Prose (Senior category) in 2013 and was the 2nd Runner-Up for the ANA Prose Prize for Fiction in 2013. The play, Erimma, made the shortlist for ANA Esiaba Irobi Prize for Playwrighting in 2014.

Asika is a member of the Association of Nigerian Authors Anambra State chapter. He is also a member of the Literary Society of Nigeria (LSN), among other professional bodies.

Job Title
Primary Organisation
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
African Region
West Africa

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