Onwueme, Tess Osonye

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ONWUEME, Tess Osonye

ONWUEME, Tess Osonye. (Tess Akaeke). Nigerian, b. 1955. Genres: Novels, Plays/Screenplays, Theatre, Women's studies and issues. Career: Playwright, novelist, and professor. University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, distinguished professor of cultural diversity and professor of English. Formerly held posts at other educational institutions, including Vassar College, professor of Africana studies and English, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ, professor of Africana studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, professor of multicultural literary studies, Imo State University, Okigwe, Nigeria, associate professor of English; and head of performing arts, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, lecturer in English, University of Ife, Nigeria, assistant lecturer in English. Public speaker, lecturer, and performer in a variety of venues. Publications: AHenToo Soon, 1983; The Broken Calabash, 1984; The Desert Encroaches, 1985; A Scent of Onion, 1986; Ban Empty Barn and Other Plays, 1986; The Artist's Homecoming, 1986; Cattle Egret versus Nama, 1986; Mirror for Campus, 1987; The Reign of Wazobia, 1988, as Wazobia (screenplay), 2002; Legacies, 1989; Three Plays, 1993; Riot in Heaven, 1996; Tell It to Women, 1997; The Missing Face, 2002; Then She Said It, 2002; Acada Boys & Riot in Heaven, 2003; What Mama Said, 2003. Contributor to anthologies and periodicals. Address: Dept of English, 405 Hibbard Hall, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 54701, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]; www.writertess.com