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Adiele Promise Okeadigwu Dr., Department of Languages

Area(s) of Specialization/Research Interests

Drama, Theory and Practice, African Literature, Literary Theory and Criticism


PhD Drama, Theory and Practice. Literary Theory and Criticism, Africana Literature, Creative Writing, Popular Culture, Prose Fiction

Academic Credentials

PhD - English (Literature) -2018 MA - English (Literature) 2002 BA English 1998

Professional Association

Literary Scholars Association of Nigeria


1 • Adiele, Promise. “Self-Preservation as a Tragic Paradox in Death, Not a Redeemer”. In Theory and in Practice: Engaging the Writings of Hope Eghagha, edited by Patrick Oloko, African Diaspora Press, 2015, pp. 89-100. • Adiele, Promise. “Unity of Opposites in Femi Osofisan’s Morountodun and No More the Wasted Breed”. LARES. Lagos Review of English Studies, A Journal of Language and Literary Studies, University of Lagos, Volume 18, Number 1, 2019, pp. 341-355. • Adiele, Promise. “Masculinity in chaos: Interrogating Gender Tensions in J.P. Clark’s Song of a Goat”. AJLLS. Anambra State Journal of Language and Literary Studies, Volume 2, Number 1, 2020, pp. 146-158. • Adiele, Promise. “The dialectic of violence: Rethinking armed robbery in Femi Osofisan’s Once Upon Four Robbers”. Ogbazuluobodo. University of Nigeria Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies. Volume 1, Number 1. 2020, pp. 70-86. • *Adiele, Promise. “Nigerian Festivals: In Search of a New Identity”. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Journal of Cultural Studies (JOFOCUS). Volume 1, Number 1. 2021, pp. 5-12 • *Adiele, Promise. “Rethinking Suicide as a Non-Mental, Non-depressive Phenomenon: Echoes in Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman and Achebe’s Things Fall Apart”. The Noun Scholar. National Open University Journal of Humanities. Vol. 1, Number 1. 2021, pp. 119-126. • *Adiele, Promise. “Hegel’s Levels of Consciousness as Factors of Change in Femi Osofisan’s No More The Wasted Breed”. Kalangu Journal of Language and Literature Studies. Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa. (KJLLS) Volume 2, Number 1. 2021, pp. 143-153. • *Adiele, Promise. “Deconstructing Marxist Labels in Osofisan’s Plays” Savanah Journal of Language, Literature and Communication Studies, Gombe State University. (SAJOLLCOS) Volume 2, Number 1, 2021, pp. 210-224. • *Adiele, Promise. “The supernatural Realm and the Physical Realm: Shakespeare’s Experiment with Opposites in Julius Caesar”. Jos Journal of English Language, (JJEL) University of Jos. Vol 1, Number 2. 2021, pp. 678-687. • *Adiele, Promise. “Yoruba Cosmology: Osofisan’s Ideological Haven in Once Upon Four Robbers and Esu and The Vagabond Minstrel”. Ife Journal of Languages and Literatures, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. (IJLL) Vol. 7, Number 1. 2021, pp.313-335.