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us: Onwueme, Osonye Tess

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    • us: Onwueme, Tess Akaeke
    • us: Onwueme, T. O. Akaeke
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1955-09-08
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Delta State (Nigeria)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Nigeria
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Benin
        • Organization: (naf) University of Ife
        • Organization: (naf) Imo State University
        • Organization: (naf) Montclair State University
        • Organization: (naf) University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Dramatists
          (lcsh) College teachers
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      • Sources

        • found: Her The desert encroaches, 1985: t.p. (Tess Akaeke Onwueme) p. 4 of cover (from Ogwashi, Uku, Bendel State; lecturer at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri; playwright and producer)
        • found: Go tell it to women : an epic drama for women, 1992: t.p. (Tess Akaeke Onwueme)
        • found: Tell it to women ; an epic drama for women, 1997: CIP t.p. (Osonye Tess Onwueme) pub. info (b. Nigeria, lives USA) book, p. 4 (Distinguished professor of cultural diversity and professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; Ph. D., University of Benin)
        • found: Her The missing face, 1997: t.p. (Osonye Tess Onwueme) p. 64 (b. Sept. 8, 1955; professor of cultural diversity and English at Univ. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire)
        • found: Her A hen too soon, 1993: t.p. (T.O. Akaeke Onwueme) cover, p. 4 (p. Sept. 8, 1955)
        • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 5, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Onwueme, Tess Osonye; dramatist; born 08 September 1955 in Delta State, Ogwashi-Uku, Nigeria; PhD at the University of Benin; teacher at the University of Ife (1979 -1982); taught English at Imo State University (1983-1989) and at the Federal University of Technology (1983-1987); traveled to the United States as a Martin Luther King/César Chávez Fellow at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (1989-1990); was an associate professor at Montclair State University (1990-1991), visiting professor at Vassar College (1992-1993), and Distinguished Professor of Cultural Diversity and professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1994); her major dramatic works include: A Hen Too Soon (1983), Broken Calabash (1984),The Desert Encroaches (1985), Tell It to Women: An Epic Drama (1995), Riot in Heaven: Drama for the Voices of Color (1996, 2006), and No Vacancy (2005); received numerous awards adn grants; was appointed U.S. State Department Public Diplomacy Specialist/Speaker Program for North, West, and East India (2007))
      • LC Classification

        • PR9387.9.O537
      • Change Notes

        • 1986-12-08: new
        • 2015-09-14: revised
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