Ike, Vincent Chukwuemeka

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IKE, Vincent Chukwuemeka

IKE, Vincent Chukwuemeka. Nigerian, b. 1931. Genres: Novels, Area studies, Education, How-to books, Writing/Journalism. Career: Nigerian novelist, short-story writer, educator, and administrator. Teacher in Nigeria, 1950-51, girls' secondary school, Nkwerre, 1955-56; University College, Ibadan, Nigeria, administrative assistant and assistant registrar, 1957-60; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, deputy registrar, 1960-63, registrar, 1963-71; provincial refugee officer, Umuahia Province, 1968-69; headquarters scout commander in charge of Nsukka Province, 1970-71; West African Examinations Council, Accra, Ghana, registrar and CEO, 1971-79; Daily Times of Nigeria, director, 1971-87; University Press, director, 1978-2002; Emekike and Co., executive chair, 1979-81; University of Benin, pro-chancellor, 1990-91; Nigerian Book Foundation, president/CEO, 1993-; Anambra State University of Science & Technology, pro-chancellor, 2001-. Okike literary journal, founding editorial committee. Publications: FICTION: Toads for Supper, 1965; The Naked Gods, 1970; The Potter's Wheel, 1973; Sunset at Dawn, 1976; The Chicken Chasers, 1980; Expo '77, 1980; The Bottled Leopard, 1985; Our Children Are Coming!, 1990; The Search, 1991; To My Husband, from Iowa, 1996; Anu Ebu Nwa, 1999; Conspiracy of Silence, 2001; The Accra Riviera (short stories), 2001. NONFICTION: University Development in Africa: The Nigerian Experience, 1976; How to Become a Published Writer, 1991. EDITOR: (with E. Obiechina and J.A. Umeh) The University of Nigeria, 1960-1985: An Experiment in Higher Education, 1986; Creating a Conducive Environment for Book Publishing, 1996; Meeting the Books Needs of the Rural Family, 1998; Directory of Nigerian Book Development, 1998; Ndikelionwu and the Spread of Christianity, 2000; The Book in 21st Century Nigeria and Universal Basic Education, 2000; Creating and Sustaining a Reading Culture, 2000. Contributor to books and periodicals. Address: Chinwuba House, Ndikelionwu Postal Agency, Via Awka, Anambra, Nigeria.