Finished Publications

Apart from publishing over SIXTY academic papers and articles in local and international journals and as chapters in edited books and having her short stories and poems appear in 24 Short Story Anthologies and in 11 Poetry Anthologies respectively, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo has published 63 books.

She has published 23 books for children (more are in the press), has been a children’s Sunday School teacher and regularly gives talks to children in schools and to women’s clubs on topics such as culture and youth development in Nigeria, child upbringing and the education of the girl-child, etc.

Children Books

Two of her stories for children have been translated into Swahili and Xhosa languages. Her books are listed below:

  1. Heart Songs (Poems). Ibadan: Kraft Books Ltd., 2009.
  2. Clouds and Other Poems for Children. Ibadan: University Press Ltd., 2009.
  3. Ako the Storyteller. (Children’s novel). Ikeja, Lagos: Lantern Books, 2009.
  4. Zoba and his Gang. (Children’s novel). Ikeja, Lagos: Lantern Books, 2009.
  5. Things Fall Apart @ 50, Special Edition, LARES, A Journal of Language and Literary Studies, Vol. 16. No 3 (2008). Edited with Dr. Adetokunbo Pearse.
  6. Waiting for Dawn (Poems) (Ibadan: Kraft Books Ltd.) 2010.
  7. The Slave Girl. (Children’s novel) Lagos: Eph Communications Ltd, 2010.
  8. The Dwarf’s Story. (Children’s novel) Lagos: Eph Communications Ltd, 2010.
  9. The Return of the Thief. (Children’s novel) Lagos: Eph Communications Ltd, 2010.
  10. The Boy and his Dog. (Children’s novel) Lagos: Eph Communications Ltd, 2010.
  11. Hands that Crush Stone. (Play) Ibadan: University Press Plc, 2010.
  12. Barmaid and the Witches of Izunga. (Play) Ibadan: University Press Plc, 2010.
  13. Roses and Bullets. (Novel) Lagos: Jalaa Writers’ Collective, 2011.
  14. Toki Learns the Hard Way. Lagos: Melrose Books and Publishing Ltd, 2011.
  15. Mina the Shy Girl. Lagos: Melrose Books and Publishing Ltd., 2011.
  16. Kidnapped at Noon. Lagos: Melrose Books and Publishing Ltd., 2012.
  17. Mina the Shy Girl. Lagos: Melrose Books and Publishing Ltd., 2012.
  18. Seyi’s Strong Voice. Lagos: Melrose Books and Publishing Ltd., 2012.
  19. Dancing Mask, Ibadan: Kraft Books, 2013.
  20. Singing in the Rain & Other Poems for Children. Ibadan: University Press, 2014.
  21. Ona and the Dwarf. (co-authored with Odinaka Azubuike, Benin: God Scholars’ Publishers (GSP), 2014.
  22. The Eagle and Other Poems for Secondary Schools. Benin: God Scholars’ Publishers (GSP), 2014.
  23. Footmarks: Poems on One Hundred Years of Nigeria’s Nationhood. Co-edited with Naza Amaeze Okoli. Ikeja, Lagos: ICS Services Limited, 2014.
  24. Mixed Legacies. Ibadan: University Press, 2019.


  1. The Last of the Strong Ones (novel), Lagos: Vista Books, 1996.
  2. House of Symbols (novel), Lagos: Oracle Books Limited, 2001.
  3. Children of the Eagle (novel), Lagos: Vista Books, 2002.
  4. Rhythms of Life (short stories), London: Karnak House, 1992.
  5. Echoes in the Mind (short stories), Foundation Publishers, 1994/ Vista Books, 1996.
  6. Rituals & Departures (short stories), London: Karnak House, 1996.
  7. Fratures & Fragments (Short stories) Lagos, African Cultural Institute, 2006.
  8. *The Buried Treasure (Junior African Writers Series), Oxford: Heinemann, 1992.
  9. *The Prize (Junior African Writers Series), Oxford: Heinemann, 1994.
  10. *Hazina Iliyojikwa – Swahili translation of The Buried Treasure – (Junior African Writers Series), Oxford: Heinemann, 1996.
  11. *Alani the Troublemaker & Other Stories, Literamed Publications, 2003.
  12. *Asa and the Little Stream, Literamed Publications, 2004.
  13. *Whisker the Brave Cat, Literamed Publication, 2005.
  14. *Red One and the Wizard of Mula, Literamed Publication, 2005.
  15. *Snake Child and Star Baby, Literamed Publication, 2006.
  16. *Ezezemale and the Tree Spirits, Literamed Publications, 2006.
  17. *Sunshine, the Miracle Child, Literamed Publications, 2006.
  18. Adventures of Anum the Tortoise. Lagos: Lantern Books, Literamed Publications, 2006
  19. My Cousin Sammy, Ikorodu: The Book Company, 2007.
  20. Fire from the Holy Mountain, Ibadan: University Press, 2007.
  21. Trafficked. Ikeja: Lantern Books, Literamed Publication, 2008.
  22. Heart Songs (Poems), Ibadan: Kraftbooks, 2009.
  23. Magic Breast Bags. Ibadan: University Press PLC, 2019.
  24. Silver Lining. An Anthology of Nigerian Literature. Co-edited with Folu Agoi. A publication of PEN Nigeria Centre. 2019.
  25. Metaphor for Happiness & Other Stories. G.M.T. Emezue, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo et al (eds). Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Press. 2019.
  26. Tolerance & Other Poems. G.M.T. Emezue, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo et al (eds). Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Press. 2019.
  27. Contours of Tolerance. G.M.T. Emezue, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo et al (eds). Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Press. 2019.
  28. Resident Alien & Other Stories. Ada Uzoamaka Azodo and Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo (eds). Goldline & Jacobs, USA, 2020.
  29. A Million Bullets and a Rose. London: Abibiman Publishing, UK. 2022.
  30. Broken Bodies, Damaged Souls & Other Poems. Lagos: Purple Shelves Limited, 2022.
  31. Do Not Burn my Bones & Other Stories. Lagos: Purple Shelves Limited, 2022.
  32. *Sika of Iroko Clan. University Press PLC, Ibadan. June, 2022.
  33. *Bode the Brave Boy. March 2023
[* These are books for children.]


  1. Fact & Fiction in the Literature of the Nigerian Civil War, Lagos: Unity Publishing & Research Company, 1992.
  2. Gender Issues in Nigeria – A Feminine Perspective, Lagos: Vista Books, 1996.
  3. A Companion to the Novel, Lagos: Vista Books, 1998.
  4. The Literatures of War (edited with Liz Gunner), SOAS, University of London.
  5. Wings of Dawn: An Anthology of New Writing by Nigerian Women (edited with Ronnie Uzoigwe), British Council, Lagos, 2006.
  6. Literature, Language and National Consciousness (edited with K. King-Aribisala), Lagos: University of Lagos Press, 2006.
  7. Snail-Sense Feminism: Building on an Indigenous Model. Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, 2012.
  8. Women and Leadership in Igboland. Omoku, Ime Chi and Omugwo Institutions (Monograph) Purple Shelves Limited, Lekki, Lagos, 2021.
  9. The Writer in the Mirror: Conversations with Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo. Edited by Evelyn N. Urana. University Press PLC, Ibadan, 2021.

Other Books

  1. Wings of Dawn, An Anthology of New Writing by Nigerian Women, co-editor with Ronnie Uzoigwe, published by the British Council/WRITA (Lagos), 2006


  1. When a novelist writes a play” by Chika Abanobi, The Spectator, February 20-26, 2009, p. 41.
  2. Escape into poetry, audacity of pidgin,” by Akeem Lasisi. The Punch, Tuesday, May 19, 2009, p. 46.
  3. Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Post-Inaugural Harvest,” by Ezechi Onyerionwu, Sunday Vanguard, June 14, 2009. P. 47.
  4. 10 Most Significant Contemporary Nigerian Novelists,” by Henry Akubuiro, The National Life, March 22, 2009, p. 21.
  5. Profile of a Role Model, Prof. Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo,” in Growing Up, Action Health Incorporated. Vol. 17 No 14, December 2009, p. 20.

Articles Published In Academic Journals

  1. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1982). “The Grotesque in Armah’s Fiction”. The Journal of Literary Society of Nigeria (JSLN), vol. 1, pp. 36-45.
  2. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1982). “Rebels Against Igbo Traditional Values: A Study of two of Ekwensi’s Igbo Heroines”, in Journal of SPILC, Vol. 1, pp. 51 – 54.
  3. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1983 – 1991). “A Sign of the Times: Social Criticism in Alex La Guma’s Time of the Butcherbird” in Selected Acts of the MLAN Conference in Calabar. Appeared also in Literary Half Yearly (Mysore: India, 32, 1, 1991).
  4. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1984/85). “Ola Rotimi and the Oedipus Legacy”, in Lagos Review of English Studies (LARES), Vol. VI. VII, pp. 175 – 185.
  5. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1988). “Artistic Responsibility: Male Characterization in Buchi Emecheta’s Novels”, in LARES, Vol. 10, pp. 126 – 136.
  6. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1988). “Functionality in Literature: Art and Propaganda” in Savana, A Journal of Environmental and Social Sciences (Zaria: Ahmadu Bello University), Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 78 – 83.
  7. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1990). “Traditional Women’s Institutions in Igbo Society: Implications for the Igbo Female Writer” in African Languages and Cultures (London: SOAS, University of London) 3, 2, pp. 149 – 165.
  8. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1992). “The Clash of Ideals in Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls”, in LARES. Vols. XI – XII, 1989 – 92. pp. 240 – 252.
  9. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1993). “The Enemy Within: Women Against Women in Novels by Selected Nigerian Female Writers” in Ihafa – A Journal of African Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1992 – 1993, pp. 1 – 13.
  10. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1997). “Technique and Language in Ba’s So Long a Letter, El Saadawi’s Women at Point Zero and Warner-Vieyra’s Juletane, in CALEL (Currents in African Literature and the English Language), University of Calabar, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 1997, pp. 113 – 125.
  11. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1999). “Gender in African Literature: The Politics of Exclusion and Inclusion” in Lagos Notes & Records, Vol. 8, pp. 25 – 45.
  12. Ezeigbo, T. A. (2000). “The Dynamics of Literary Response: Students as Readers of African Women’s Writing” in Reading Africa: African Research & Documentation – A Special Issue of Journal of the Standing Conference on Library Materials on Africa, No. 83. Produced jointly with the African Studies Centre, University of Cambridge, U.K., 2000, pp. 37 – 47.
  13. Ezeigbo, T. A. (2003). “An Acid in the Feel of Things’: The Short Fiction of Ben Okri”, in Lagos Review of English Studies (LARES), University of Lagos, vol. 14 Nos. 1&2, pp. 105-119.
  14. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2005). “From the Horse’s Mouth: The Politics of Remembrance in Women’s Writing on the Nigerian Civil War”, in Body, Sexuality, and Gender: Versions & Subversions in African Literature 1, edited by F. Veit-Wild & D. Naguschewski, Special Issue of Matatu: Journal for African Culture & Society, Amsterdam – New York, NY 2005.
  15. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2008) “The Poetry of War: Chinua Achebe and Siegfried Sassoon”, in Things Fall apart @ 50, edited by Akachi Ezeigbo & Adetokunbo Pearse, Special Issue of LARES: A Journal of Language and Literary Studies, Vol. 16. No 3 (2008)
  16. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2013) “The Lizard and the Iroko: Reflections on Nigerian Literature 23 and Criticism since the 1960s” in Journal of Nigerian English and Literature (JONEL), Volume 9, January 2013, pp. 42-54.
  17. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2017) “Unity in Diversity in the Household of African Feminism: A Response to Di-Feminism” in Journal of Igbo Studies Asso- ciation (ISA, USA), Special Edition, 2017.
  18. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2017) “Justice Begets Peace: Literature, Insecurity and Societal Reorientation”, in Journal of the Literary Society of Nigeria (JLSN), Issue 9, June 2017, pp. 19-31.
  19. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2018) “Synthesizing Difference: Transcultural Movements in Contemporary African and African Diaspora Literature” in Currents in African Literature and the English Language (CALEL), Volume VIII, May 2018, pp. 1-7.
  20. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2019) “Balancing the Gender Equation in the Criticism of African Literature”, in African Literature Today (ALT), 37. 2019, pp. 88-103.

Chapters In Books

  1. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1989) “Ayi Kwei Armah: Neo-colonialism and the African Woman” in Emenyonu, E. (ed.), Literature and National Consciousness, (Ibadan: Heinemann), pp. 147-158.
  2. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1990) “Reflecting the Times: Radicalism in Recent Female-Oriented Fiction in Nigeria”in Emenyonu, Ernest (ed.), Literature and Black Aesthetics (Heinemann), pp.143 – 157.
  3. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1990) “Women and Social Change in Nigeria: A Literary Perspective” In Olurode, Lai (ed.) Women and Social Change in Nigeria, (Lagos: Unity Publishing & Research Company Ltd.), pp. 117 – 125.
  4. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1991) “History and the Novel in Africa” in Chidi Ikonne et al (eds.), African Literature and African Historical Experiences, (Ibadan: Heinemann), pp. 11 – 25.
  5. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1991) “War, History, Aesthetics and the Thriller Tradition in Eddie Iroh’s Novels”, in Ezeigbo, T. A. & Gunner, Liz (eds.) The Literatures of War, Special Issue of ALC (London: SOAS), pp. 65 – 76.
  6. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1991) “The Rape of a Nation: Wole Soyinka’s Search for a Moral and Humane Society”, in Mba, N. & Eruvbetine, A. (eds.), The Humanities and National Development in Nigeria, (Lagos: Nelson Publishing Company), pp. 133 – 139. Also appeared in Homage to Wole Soyinka – Special Issue of Presence Africaine (Paris), 1993.
  7. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1994) “Women’s Empowerment and National Integration: Ba’s So Long a Letter and Warner-Vieyra’s Juletane”. In Emenyonu, E.N. and Nnolim, C.E. (eds.), Current Trends in Literature and Language Studies in West Africa (Ibadan: Kraft Books Ltd.), pp. 7 – 19.
  8. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1994) “The Dynamics of African Womanhood in Ayi Kwei Armah’s Novels” in Chukwuma, Helen (eds.), Feminism in African Literature, Essays in Criticism (Enugu, Lagos, Abuja: New Generation Books), pp. 61 – 71.
  9. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1996) “Tradition and the African Female Writer: Buchi Emecheta” in Umeh, Marie A. (ed.), Emerging Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta: Published and Unpublished Writings, (Trenton, N.J., U.S.A.: Africa World Press Inc. & The Red Sea Press Inc.), pp. 5 – 25.
  10. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1996) “A Taste of Madness: The Short Story on the Nigerian Civil War” in Nwahunanya, C. (ed.), A Harvest from Tragedy: Critical Perspectives on Nigerian Civil War Literature. (Owerri: Springfield Publishers), pp. 194 – 207.
  11. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1997) “Gender Conflict in Flora Nwapa’s Novels” in Newell, Stephanie (ed.), Writing African Women: Gender and Popular Culture in West Africa. (London: Zed Books Ltd.), pp. 94 – 104.
  12. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1998) “Myth, History, Culture and Igbo Womanhood in Flora Nwapa’s Novels” in Umeh, Marie (ed.), Emerging Perspectives on Flora Nwapa, (Trenton New Jersey, U.S.A.: Africa World Press Inc. & The Red Sea Press Inc.), pp. 52 – 75.
  13. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1998) “Vision and Revision: Flora Nwapa and the Fiction of War” in Umeh, Marie (ed.) Emerging Perspectives on Flora Nwapa, (Trenton New Jersey, U.S.A.: Africa World Press Inc.), pp. 477 – 495.
  14. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1998) “Interview with Flora Nwapa”, (A Critical Interview with Nwapa on her works) in Umeh, Marie (ed.), Emerging Perspectives on Flora Nwapa, (Trenton New Jersey, U.S.A.: Africa World Press Inc. & The Red Sea Press Inc.), pp. 656 – 660.
  15. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1999) “Cyprian Ekwensi’s Survive the Peace as a Critique of War and Patriarchy” in Chioma Opara (ed.) Beyond the Marginal Land: Gender Perspective in African Writing, (Port Harcourt: Belpot (Nig.) C.), pp. 137 – 150.
  16. Ezeigbo, T. A. (1999) “Marriage and Family in Mariama Ba’s Scarlet Song and Myriam Warner-Vieyra’s Juletane” in Julie Agbasiere (ed.) The ‘New Eve’ In Francophone African Literature. (Enugu: Joe-Communications), pp. 56 – 67.
  17. Ezeigbo, T. A. (2000) “Biafran War Literature and Africa’s Search for Social Justice”, in Amadiume, Ifi and An-Na’im, Abdullahi (ed.) The Politics of Memory: Truth, Healing & Social Justice, (London & New York: Zed Books & St. Martin’s Press), pp. 56 – 67.
  18. Ezeigbo, T. A. (2000) “Making an Impact: Feminist Literary Studies at the University of Lagos” in Emenyonu, Ernest (ed.) Goatskin Bags and Wisdom: New Critical Perspectives on African Literature, (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press), pp. 39 – 50.
  19. Ezeigbo, T. A. (2001) “Rebellious Victims: The Case of Gender Conflict in Mabel Segun’s Short Fiction”, in A. E. Eruvbetine (ed.) The Humanistic Management of Pluralism, (Lagos: Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos), pp. 400 – 411.
  20. Ezeigbo, Akachi (2003) “African People: Learning from the Past, Living in the Present And Shaping the Future through Ideas”, in Indaba 2003 History and Cultures in Africa: The Movement of Ideas, People and Books, (Harare: Zimbabwe International Book Fair), pp. 26-35.
  21. Ezeigbo, Akachi. (2003) “Heard and Unheard Voices: Empowerment of Women Through Publishing”, in Women Empowerment Through Publishing, (Lagos: The Nigeria Book Fair Trust), pp 80-93.
  22. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2004) “Literature: A Tool for Gender Activism in Nigeria”, in Solomon O. Akinboye (ed.) Paradox of Gender Equity in Nigerian Politics, (Lagos: Concept Publications), pp. 172 – 187.
  23. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2006) “Striving to be Heard: Women & Publishing in Nigeria Today”, in T.A. Ezeigbo & K. King-Aribisala (eds). Literature, Language and National Consciousness. (Lagos: University of Lagos Press), pp. 107-121.
  24. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2008) “Discordant Tongues: Language and Power in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Sozaboy”, in Aderemi Raji-Oyelade & Oyeniyi Okunoye (eds). The Postcolonial Lamp. Essays in Honour of Dan Izevbaye. (Ibadan: Bookcraft), pp. 294-303.
  25. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2011) “Endangered Species: African Cultures, Languages and Literatures” in Lokangaka Losambe and Maureen N. Eke (eds). Literature, the Visual Arts and Globalization in African Diaspora (Trenton, New Jersey: African World Press), pp. 41-53.
  26. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2011) “Gender Sensitivity and the Role of Umuada in Conflict Resolution” in Apollos O. Nwauwa and Chima Korieh (eds). Against All Odds: Igbo Experience in Postcolonial Nigeria, (Glassboro: Goldline Jacobs Publishing), pp. 189-200.
  27. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2013) “Folklore, education and Youth Development: Moulding the Minds of Children with Igbo Core Values” in Chinyelu F. Ojukwu (ed). Critical Issues in African Literature: Twenty-First Century and Beyond (Port Harcourt: University of Port Harcourt Press), pp. 279-296.
  28. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2016) “Options for Women’s Development in Igbo patriarchy: The Dynamics of Flora Nwapa’s Womanist Interventions” in Obioma Nnaemeka and Jennifer Thorington Springer (eds). Unraveling Gender, Race & Diaspora, (Trenton: Africa World Press), pp. 165-177.
  29. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2016) “The Humanities as Change Agent: A Literary Perspective” in Moses Akinloa Makinde (ed). The Humanities and Societal Change, Occasional Publication of Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL), Number 14, 2016, pp. 127-142.
  30. Ezeigbo, T.A. (2019) “In the Name of Justice, Equity and Dignity: More than Five Decades of Women’s Writing in Africa” in On Justice, Equity & Dignity: Recreating Woman Being in Contemporary African Society. Ngozi Ezenwa-Ohaeto and Ijeoma C. Nwajiaku (eds.) Awka, Anambra State: Prof Ezenwa-Ohaeto Resource Centre, 2019, pp. 2-10.
  31. Ezeigbo, T. A. (2019) “Unity in Diverse Indigenous Feminisms” in African Feminisms in the Global Arena. Novel Perspectives on Gender, Class, Ethnicity, and Race. Ada Uzoamaka Azodo (ed).Glassboro, NJ: Goldline and Jacobs Publishing, 2019.
  32. Ezeigbo, T. A. (2021) “Migration, Displacement, In-Betweenness and Integration in Black and Diaspora Writing” in Literature in English for Tertiary Education in Nigeria. David Ker, Olu Obafemi and Tanimu Abubakar (eds). Abuja: TETFund’s Basic Textbooks Project (TETFund-Supported Publication), 2021, pp. 510-531.