Ph.D. English/Philosophy, Purdue University, 2003
MFA Fiction, Purdue University, 2003
M.A. Comparative Literature/German, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1996
M.A. Catholic Theology, Leopold Franzens University, Austria, 1989
B.A. Philosophy (magna cum laude), St. Joseph’s Seminary, Nigeria, 1984
Justice and Human Rights in the African Imagination. London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2021
Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women's Literature - Feminist Empathy New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.
Postcolonial Imagination and Moral Representations in African Literature and Culture. Lanham: Lexington Books (Rowman and Littlefield), 2011.
The Dilemma of Ethnic Identity: Alain Locke’s Vision of Transcultural Societies. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.
"Decolonisation and its Discontents: Thoughs on the Postcolonial African Moral Self" Journal of South African Philosophy, Vol 34. Issue 4 (2015): 408-418.
“Rethinking African Culture and Identity: The Afropolitan Model.” Journal of African Cultural Studies. 26. 2. (2014): 234-247.
“The Open Wounds of Being: The Poetics of Testimony in the Works of Patricia Jabbeh Wesley.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies. Vol. 16, No.2 (Fall 2014): 282-306.
“Death, Here I Am: Violence and Redemption in Zakes Mda’s Ways of Dying.” Journal of Narrative Theory, 43.1. (Spring 2013): 87-107.
“Nelson Mandela and the Politics of Empathy: Reflections on the Moral Conditions for Conflict Resolutions in Africa.” African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review. Volume 2, Number 1, (Spring 2012): 122-135.
“Ambits of Moral Judgement: Of Pain, Empathy and Redemption in J.M.Coetzee's Age of Iron,” Journal of Literary Studies, 27:4, (2011):17-35.
“African Feminism: Resistance or Resentment." Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy XX, 1-2, (2008): 97-117.
“The Pitfalls of Cultural Consciousness.” Philosophia Africana 10. 1 (March 2007): 37-47.
“Cosmopolitan Solidarity: Negotiating Transculturality in Contemporary Nigerian Novels.” English in Africa. (Spring 2005):99-112.
“Resentment and the African Condition: An Inquiry.” Gefame: Journal of African Studies. 2, no. 1, 2005.
The Trial of Mugabe (Novella) Chicago, Okri Books, 2009.
Survival Kit (Poems) New York: Akachic Books, 2016.
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