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Acholonu, Catherine Obianuju, 1951-


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    • us: Acholonu-Olumba, Catherine, 1951-
    • us: Olumba, Catherine Acholonu- 1951-
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    • found: Western and indigenous traditions in modern Igbo literature, 1985: t.p. (Catherine Obianuju Acholonu) p. 368 (b. 10/26/51)
    • found: They lived before Adam, 2009: t.p. (Catherine Acholonu-Olumba) p. 4 of cover (Prof. Catherine Acholonu teaches African history and philosophy in Pilgrims University and Theological Seminary, N.C.; she was a Presidential Advisor on Arts and Culture to Nigerian government)
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 5, 2013: (Prof. (Mrs) Catherine Obianuju Acholonu (b. 26 Oct. 1951, Orlu, Nigeria) is a Nigerian writer, researcher and former lecturer on African Cultural and Gender Studies. She became the first African woman to gain a master's degree (1977) and a Ph.D. (1987) from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany {http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Obianuju_Acholonu}
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed October 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Acholonu, Catherine Obianuju; Catherine Obianuju Acholonu-Olumba; historian, educator, writer; born 26 October 1951 in Orlu, Nigeria; master's degree (1977) and PhD (1982) from the University of Dusseldorf; taught at Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri Nigeria (1980); became the first person to publish eight books in one day in Lagos, Nigeria (2006); the only Nigerian and one of two Africans assigned by the United Nations Division for Women and Sustainable Development to participate in the Expert Group Meeting held in Santo Domingo (1986); writer-in-residence at the Westchester Consortium for International Studies (1990-1991); the first Nigerian woman to have a research center named after her, The Catherine Acholonu Research Center (Abuja and Owerri, Nigeria); appointed African Renaissance Ambassador by the African Renaissance Conference in Benin; special adviser on arts and culture to the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (until 2002); was honored with the title of professor of African history and philosophy by the Nigerian campus of Pilgrim's University and Theological Seminary in Aba, Nigeria)
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    • PR9387.9.A315
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    • 1986-11-18: new
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