Francis Uche Nnamani

Francis Uche Nnamani

Lecturer 1

Use of English & Comm. Studies Unit
Directorate of General Studies, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
Email: ugwunezenf@yahoo.com
Phone: 08037464802

QUALIFICATIONS

BA (Hon.) English Literary Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria.

MA (African Literature) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).

PhD (Candidate) Ebonyi State University, Abakiliki.

RESEARCH INTEREST

Has research interest in Literacy Development, Black Consciousness, Literary Criticisms, Oral literature and Cultural Studies.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  1. Member, Association for Promoting Nigerian Languages and Culture
  2. Member, international Literacy Association
  3. Member, Nigerian Reading Association.
  4. Member, English & Literary Studies Association
  5. Member, Folklore Society of Nigeria
  6. Member, Board of DGS, FUTO
  7. Member, DGS Welfare Board
  8. Secretary, English Unit Welfare Board, DGS, FUTO

PUBLICATIONS

Ahumibe, N. & Nnamani, F.U. (2015). Redefining Gender Paradigms: A Critical     Reading of Adichie’s AMERICANAH. International Journal of Gender and Development Issues, 1(4), 86-94.

Amadi, D. C. & Nnamani, F, U. (2014). How the issues of Secession and Confederation could have prevented the Nigeria—Biafra War: A Review of Achebe’s There Was A Country. Global Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(4), 20—25.

Amadi, A. I & Nnamani, F.U. (2014). Igbo Culture, Language and the Influence of Western Culture in the 21st Century. IKORO: Journal of Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 10(1&2), 144—155.

Amadi, A. I,  Nnamani, F. U, & Omeire, E.O. (2014). ICT and Adult Literacy in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria: A Journal of the Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN), 5(2), 48 – 57.

Amadi, A.I, Okere, M.C & Nnamani, F.U. (2014). A Survey of ICT Integration in Literature Teaching in Selected Secondary Schools in Imo State. OBUDO Journal of Language, 14(1), 33 – 46.

Amoke, K & Nnamani, F.U. (2013). Class, Social status and Power Relations in Death Proverbs of Nsukka Igbo. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(22), 146—152.

Emejulu, O & Nnamani, U. (2014). Climbing the Iroko Tree: The Challenges of Studying Oral Literary Texts in Africa. IKORO: Journal of Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 10(1&2), 137—143.

Ihejirika, R  & Nnamani, F.U. (2017). “Speech Writing and Oral Presentation Skills” in Njemanze, Q et al (Eds.). Essentials of Communication Skills and Technical Writing for Higher Education (pp.151 – 168). Owerri: Jil Publishers Global Ltd.

Nnamani, F.U & Amadi, A.I. (2015). The Problem of Translating African Oral Literary Texts into their Western Equivalents. Journal of Liberal Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 16(1&2), 145 – 152.

Nnamani, F.U & Ononiwu, M.C. (2016). “Study Skills”, in Ogu, E, Ihejirika, R & Emejulu, O (Eds.). The Use of English and Communication Skills for Tertiary Education (pp.36 – 76). Owerri: Cel-Bez Erudite Books.

Nnamani, F.U. (2014). “Linguistic Devices in Stylistics” in Otagburuagu, E et al (Eds.) Exploration of Style, Stylistics & the Language of Literature (pp.35 -55). Enugu: Benale Publishers.

Nnamani, F.U. (2015). “Old Wine in a New Wine Bottle: Can Folklore impact on Health Behaviours?” in Onuekwe, C (ed.) Entertainment Education for Health Behaviour Change: Issues and Perspectives in Africa (pp.47 – 61). Canada: Friesen Press.

Nnamani, U & Otagburuagu, E.J. (2013). Gender Elements in African Oral Literature. International Journal of Gender and Development Issues, 1(1), 86 – 91.

Nnamani, U. (2014). “Ama –Odolo: A Poem”, in Ikwue, A (Ed.) WINDOW AFRICA: an Anthology of Creative Literature (pp.32 – 33). Owerri: Abike Publishing International.

Nnamani, U. (2014). “Atambele: A Poem”, in Ikwue, A (Ed.) WINDOW AFRICA: an Anthology of Creative Literature (pp.30 – 31). Owerri: Abike Publishing International

Nnamani, U. (2014). “Mother’s Pain: A Poem”, in Ikwue, A (Ed.) WINDOW AFRICA: an Anthology of Creative Literature (pp.28 – 29). Owerri: Abike Publishing International.

Nnamani, F.U. (2017). Style and Language in the Selected Novels of Richard Wright and George Lamming. Journal of Nigerian Languages and Culture, 17(1), 105 – 123.

Nnamani, U, Emejulu, O & Amadi, A. (2014). Cultural Disclaimer and Literary Sterility: Domestication of the English Language in Gabriel Okara’s The Voice, Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Amos Tutuola’s The Palm-Wine Drinkard. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(20), 18 – 22.

Opera, C & Nnamani, F.U. (2016). “Report Writing”, in Ogu, E, et al (Eds.) Effective English Communication for Tertiary Institutions (pp.163 – 177). Owerri: Skillmark Media Ltd.

 

Conferences Attended

  1. 2010 Annual Conference of the Literary Society of Nigeria at the University of Benin. Nov. 16-19, 2010.

Paper: The Language issue in African Literature

  1. International Conference on African Literature, ANA Imo State Chapter, Alvan Ikoku College of Education August 4-5, 2010
  2. International Conference on English and Literature May1-15, 2012, University of Calabar, Nigeria.

Paper: Women’s Orature as a Tool for Female Empowerment

  1. 2012 International Conference of the Centre for Women, Gender and Development Studies, October 22-24, 2012.

Paper: Gender Element in African Oral Literature

  1. International Conference of the International Reading Association UNN, July 14-17, 2013.

Paper: Climbing the Iroko Tree: The Problem of Translating Aspects of our Traditional Literature into their Western Equivalent.

  1. International Conference on Death and Funeral in Africa, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, June, 2013
  2. International Conference of the Centre for Women, Gender and Development Studies, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), 2014.

Paper: Redefining Gender Paradigms: A Critical Reading of Adichie’s AMERICANAH

  1. International Conference of the Directorate of General Studies, FUTO, Sept. 13 – 16, 2015.

Paper: Literary Research: Criteria, Problems and Prospects for National Development.

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