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Pauline Kanene Davids

Pauline K Davids, fondly called PK by friends, is a native of Arondizuogu in Idemili municipal county of Nigeria's Imo State. She attended the then university College Ibadan where she majored in English Literature and History - subjects she was to teach at some Nigerian high schools for many years. After a lengthy service in the public departments of education, Mrs Davids finally retired as principal supervisor in the state primary schools board. At over seventy years of age, Pauline Davids, mother of three and grand and foster mother of several children, continues to write and participate in many local and religious programs in her municipality.




PK Davids published the first dictionary of Igbo language proverbs entitled Ilulu Igbo N'ime Igbo: A Textbook of Igbo Proverbs (Onitsha: University Publishing) in 1980. The manuscript of Opuliche completed in 1976 awaited the right conditions for publication until 2002 when it appeared in paperback on African Books label. Other writings of Davids include several volumes numbering over one thousand poems still awaiting publication. Her poem "In a Type of Quarters" which satirises the alienated educated elite of pre-independence Nigerian social class is published in the anthology of New Voices of Nigerian poetry (2006) edited by GMT Emezue.



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