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Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba

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Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 2A45
Building: Ashdown Hall
Phone: 204.789.1476
Email: c.anyaduba@uwinnipeg.ca

Degrees:

PhD – University of Manitoba, 2018.

MA – Obafemi Awolowo University, 2013.

BA – Obafemi Awolowo University, 2008.

Biography:

Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba is assistant professor of English. His teaching and research interests focus broadly on African literatures. His current research explores the cultural representations of genocides and mass atrocities in Africa. Anyaduba is a recipient of several prestigious awards including a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for his doctoral dissertation at the University of Manitoba, and a J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for his research on genocides in Nigeria and Rwanda.

Teaching Areas:

African Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Genocide and Literature, Critical Race Studies, and Cultural Studies

Courses:

(F) ENGL-1003-001 Introduction to English: Topics in Literature: Children in Atrocity Literature

(FW) ENGL-2740-001 African Literatures and Cultures: Human Rights and African Literature

(W) ENGL-3180-001 Making Peace and War in Literature: Genocide and Literature

Publications:

EDITED COLLECTION

(co-edited with Bisi Anyadike). Complex Realities: Stories in Honour of Professor Chima Anyadike. Obafemi Awolowo UP, 2019.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

“Genocide and Hubristic Masculinity in Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun,” Research in African Literatures, vol. 50, no. 2, 2019, pp. 423-442.

“Genocide and Postcolonial African Literature.” Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, vol. 6, no. 3, 2019, pp. 423-442.

(co-authored with Benjamin Maiangwa, and Muhammad Dan Suleiman). “The Nation as Corporation: British Colonialism and the Pitfalls of Postcolonial Nationhood in Nigeria.” Peace and Conflict Studies, vol. 25, no. 1, 2018, pp. 1-23.

(co-authored with Ademola Adesola). “Rethinking Violence in Africa.” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 29, no. 3, 2017, pp. 275-281.

“Broadening the Canon: Africa and Its Non-Migrant Diasporas.” Critical Arts 30, no 4, 2016, pp. 43-57.

(Co-authored with Benjamin Maiangwa, and Muhammad Dan Suleiman). “The Nation as Corporation: British Colonialism and the Pitfalls of Postcolonial Nationhood in Nigeria.” Peace and Conflict Studies, vol. 25, no. 1, 2018, pp. 1-23.

(Co-authored with Ademola Adesola). “Rethinking Violence in Africa.” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 29, no. 3 (2017): pp. 275-281.

“Broadening the Canon: Africa and Its Non-Migrant Diasporas.” Critical Arts 30, no 4 (2016): pp. 43-57.

BOOK CHAPTER

“The Dogs of History: Achebe and the Crises of Colonial Humanism.” In The Idea of African Fiction: Essays in Honour of Professor Chima Anyadike. Edited by Chijioke Uwasomba. Obafemi Awolowo UP, 2019, pp. 178-187. 

“Common Existence, Uncommon Beingness: Existential Psychopathy in Diop’s Murambi, the Book of Bones.” In Existentialism, Literature and the Humanities in Africa; Essays in Honour of Professor Benedict Mobayode Ibitokun. Edited by Chijioke Uwasomba, Adebayo Mosobalaje, and Oluwole Coker. Cuvillier Verlag Göttingen, 2014. Pp. 168-174.

BOOK REVIEWS

“A Review of Margaret Laurence Writes Africa and Canada by Laura K. Davis.” University of Toronto Quarterly, vol. 88, no. 3, 2019, pp. 226-228.

A Review of The Failures of Ethics: Confronting the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Mass Atrocities, by John K. Roth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. International Journal on World Peace VOL. XXXIV, no. 2 (2017), pp. 104-108.

A Review of Remembering for the Future: Armenia, Auschwitz, and Beyond edited by Michael Berenbaum, Richard Libowitz, and Marcia Sachs Littell. Minnesota: Paragon House, 2016. International Journal on World Peace VOL. XXXIII, no. 4 (2016), pp. 85-88.

OTHERS

“Becoming Pandemic: Dwelling in a Lockdown.” COVID-19 and Cultural Studies: Articulating the Pandemic (Centre for Research in Cultural Studies, University of Winnipeg), June 9, 2020, https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/crics/covid-19-and-cultural-studies/becoming-pandemic-dwelling-in-a-lockdown.html?fbclid=IwAR2KEEraU7SW69LBdlopX7buFXXLy4llEoGABLch9T0BvhK5doThE-xMpPc

“Portraying Rwanda’s Genocide as an Encounter with Hell.” The Conversation. April 4, 2019. https://theconversation.com/portraying-rwandas-genocide-as-an-encounter-with-hell-114305 

“Nigerian Writers Compare Genocide of Igbos to the Holocaust.” The Conversation. February 12, 2019. https://theconversation.com/nigerian-writers-compare-genocide-of-igbos-to-the-holocaust-110766