Author Profile


GMT Emezue


Gloria Monica T. Emezue was born in Aba, Nigeria. She attended Government College Ikot Ekpene and the Universities of Calabar and Port Harcourt. Currently she teaches Modern African and American Literatures at Ebonyi State University. A mother of three children, Dr. Emezue is Africa regional representative, International Research Council on African Literature and Culture [[RCALC] and editor of its Journal of New Poetry [NP] volumes. She is also a member of the Canadian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies [CACLAS] and of editorial review team of the International Journal of Literary Criticism: Postcolonial Text.



GMT's interest and scholarship in African poetry received acclaim with her publication of Comparative Studies in African Dirge Poetry in 2001 followed by the textbook on poetry appreciation entitled Mastering Poetry: A New Approach for African Students. The year 2003 saw the publication of New Voices: A Collection Recent Nigerian Poetry under the auspices of IRCALC, and a textbook: A Survey of American Literature [2004]. Apart from her essays that appear in international journals, Dr Emezue is involved in developmental projects on the literatures and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. Her critical volume: Five Poets: A Dialogic Reading of African Poetry, drawn from her doctoral dissertation, is due for for publication.



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