Philip Effiong II:
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My Publications

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Books

 

§  In Search of a Model for African-American Drama, University Press of America, 2000

 

§  Monty, a novel, AuthorHouse, 2001

 

§  Monty (Kindle Edition)

 

Articles

 

§  “Unleashing Power from Within: Rejecting the Foreign Aid Farce,” West Africa Review 24 (2014): 22-40 (for copyright purposes this article can only be accessed through the West Africa Review website at http://www.westafricareview.com)

 

§  “40+ Years Later…The War Hasn’t Ended…” in The Nigeria-Biafra War, Ed. Chima J. Korieh, 2012

 

§  “Africanisms in African American Drama” in the Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas: Culture Politics, and History, Vol. 1, 2008

 

§  “Amiri Baraka’s Revolutionary Theatre” in the Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas: Culture Politics, and History, Vol. 1, 2008

 

§  “Civil Rights Movement in Literature” in Identities and Issues in Literature, Eds. David R. Peck & Eric Howard, 1996

 

§  “Ginen” in the SAGE Encyclopedia of African Religion, 2009

 

§  “Haya” in the SAGE Encyclopedia of African Religion, 2009

 

§  “History, Myth, and Revolt in Hansberry’s Les Blancs,” African American Review, 1998

 

§  “Nation of Islam in Literature” in Identities and Issues in Literature, Eds. David R. Peck & Eric Howard, 1996

 

§  “Ntozake Shange’s Choreopoem: Reinventing a Heritage of Poetry and Dance” in the Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas: Culture Politics, and History, Vol. 3, 2008

 

§  “Retelling Our Stories, Redefining Our Heroes” in Africa Unbound, Spring 2011

 

§  “The African-American Pageant” in the Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas: Culture Politics, and History, Vol. 3, 2008

 

§  “The Career Africanists in Washington D.C” in Africa Unbound, Fall 2009  

 

§  “The Subliminal to the Real: Musical Regeneration in Ntozake Shange’s Boogie Woogie Landscapes” in Theatre Studies 39 (1994)

 

§  Twenty entries on “Drama and Film” in the Dictionary of Twentieth Century Culture, 1996

 

 

Completed Manuscripts

 

Morning Song and Mildew – a novel; Diaries of a Housegirl – a novel; Biafran Boy – a memoir; Do you know WHO I AM? Nigeria’s Cult of Bigmanism – collection of satirical essays

 

Ongoing Research

 

Reexamining rarely known stories highlighting extraordinary, historical African achievements (see http://www.philip-effiong.com/African-Stories)

 

Recent Presentations

 

§  “Biafran Refugees: A Tale of Endurance and Brutality,” paper presented at the Igbo Studies Conference, April 8-9, 2011, Howard University, Washington DC

 

§  “Sleepwalk Through Ireland,” paper presented at the International Conference on Ireland and Biafra, 30 September-1 October, 2010, National University of Ireland, Galway

 

§  “40 Years Later…the War Hasn’t Ended,” paper presented at the International Conference on Biafra-Nigeria Civil War: Our Stories and Lessons Learnt, 25-26 September, 2009, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

§  “A Chip off the New Block: Reinventing African Masculinity in Modern America,” paper presented at the First African and African American Studies Conference: "African Identities in the Age of Obama," 8-10 October, 2009, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

 

§  Gave speech on the use of literature as a learning tool, Teach Africa program organized by The Africa Society and UCLA African Studies Program, Los Angeles, CA, May 2008

 

§  “From Achebe to Adichie: The Preservation of an Oral Tradition.” Lecture delivered at the Library of Congress Symposium Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Washington, D.C., November 2008

 

§  The use of literature as a learning tool, Teach Africa program, Houston, TX, October, 2008

 

§  Read poetry selection at the UMUC Constellation Reading Series, April 2008

 

§  “African Women: Myth and Reality,” Teach Africa program, Portland, OR, December 2007

 

§  Presentation on Nigerian culture at Teach Africa program, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2007

 

§  Read excerpt from my novel, Monty at the UMUC Constellation Reading Series, February 2007

 

§  Delivered lecture on “The Consummate Editor” for Internews, February 2005

 

§  Delivered lecture on “Telling a Good Story” for Internews, December 2004

 

Honors

 

§  Certificate of Recognition, Notable Scholarly Activity in the Area of Professional Research, University of Maryland University College, Maryland, 2012

 

§  Nominated for the UMUC Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award and the UMUC Teaching Recognition Award (TRA) (2007 and 2009)

 

§  Honorable Mention, 2006 West Virginia Writers Competition, for Biafran Child: Cesspool of Innocence

 

§  Finalist in 2004 African Writers Endowment book contest for the following entries, Nigeria’s Cult of Bigmanism and Memoir of a Housegirl

 

§  Outstanding Professor Award presented by Older Student’s Association, University of Tennessee at Martin, April 1996

 

§  Certificate of Recognition, presented by the Black Students Association and Secretary of Minority Affairs, University of Tennessee at Martin, November 1996

 

§  Certificate of Outstanding Service, presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, September 1996

 

§  A Special Certificate of Appreciation, presented by the President and the Board of Trustees of the University of Delaware, Newark, 1996

 

§  Fulbright Award for PhD program, University of Wisconsin, 1988-1992

 

§  Graduate Assistantship for outstanding B.A. (Hons) result, University of Calabar, Nigeria, 1983-1985

 

§  Graduate Scholarship, University of Calabar, Nigeria, 1983-1985.