Dr. (Mrs.) OKOLO-NWAKAEME, Marystella Chika

Degree:               B.A., M.A., PGD, Ph.D.
E-mail:                 mscokolo@hotmail.com
Tel:                    +234-703-840-1594, 234-805-706-8002
Fax:                    234-39-243045
Department:        Communication & Gen. Studies
Academic Rank:    Senior Lecturer
Current Position:
Research Interest: Philosophy and Literature.

MSC Okolo was educated at the University of Calabar, and then at the University of Ibadan where she received her PhD in Philosophy.  She also has a PGD in Public Relations.  A CivitellaRanieri Fellow, she is the author of Winds on my Mind, Gates of Dawn, Memoirs of an Exiled Girl, Contesting the African Public Sphere, African Literature as Political Philosophy, Philosophy: Contemporary Concerns in Africa and co-author of Essentials of Communication in English for Nigerian Universities and has contributed to many academic journals.  She is the recipient of CODESRIA Doctoral Prize for Africa in 2005. A creative writer and scholar, Okolo’s research interests include African literature, African identity, language and political philosophy.

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