Author - Ikechukwu Emmanuel Asika

Ikechukwu Emmanuel Asika is a scholar, critic, playwright, poet, and novelist. A First-Class Graduate of the Department of English, Anambra State University, now Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Asika holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) as well as Masters and PhD degrees in English and Literary Studies from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State. His research interests include African and Comparative Literature, Folklore, and Creative Writing. His essays and journal articles have appeared in local and international journals of repute. He is a prolific writer with award winning works in all genres. His novel, Tamara, won the Youth Achievers Award for Prose (Senior Category) in 2013 and was 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 can be reached through asikaikechukwu@vahoo.com