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    2022 Virtual Conference - List of Accepted Papers

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am pleased to share the list of accepted papers for the 2022 Virtual Conference coming up on May 12-14. If your paper is included below and you have yet to pay your $50 non-refundable acceptance/membership fee, please go to the following link to pay by PayPal immediately: 

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    If you submitted a paper and it is not included in the list below, please contact me by email to find out what went wrong and to receive support to resubmit your paper.

    Congratulations!

    Chidi Igwe, PhD
    Chair/Program Director


    Accepted Papers for the 2022 Virtual Conference


    1. Revisiting Motherism and the Role of the 21st Century Nigerian Writer: Exploring the Relevance of Catherine Acholonu’s Messages in Today’s Nigeria, Acholonu, Nneka Egbuna, Catherine Acholonu Research Centre (CARC), Nigeria.

    2. Interrogating Disruptive Innovations and the Dynamics of In-Group Solidarity and Identity Construction of Ndigbo, Agbedo, Chris Uchenna, Centre for Igbo Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Krisagbedo, Ebere Celina, Use of English Unit, School of General Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

    3. Paremiological Analysis of Anti-Proverbs in Ọshagenyi Azẹgba’s Ịmaryịma Folksongs of Ezikeọba Igbo, Agbedo, Chris Uchenna, Centre for Igbo Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Ugbor, Gloria Ngozi, Centre for Igbo Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

    4. Ndi-Igbo and Terrorism: The Politics of Redefinition in the Nigerian Security Discourse, Agbo, UcheChukwu, Department of English, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA.

    5. Tackling Poverty, Unemployment and Crime in Nigeria by Encouraging and Growing Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) amongst the Nigerian Youth, Aghanya, Ikenna Obumneme, School of Arts, Design and Printing Technology (S.A.D.P.T), Federal Polytechnic Oko, Oko, Anambra State, Nigeria.

    6. The Modern Nigeria Woman as an Object of Male Gaze in the Nigerian Mass Media, Aghanya, Ogechukwu Patricia, Principal Assistant Registrar, Paul University Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

    7. Framing the Past, Preserving the Future: Film Production and the Preservation of Igbo Cultural Heritage, Anyachebelu, Adaora L., Department of Linguistics, African and Asian Studies, University Of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

    8. Triggers of Non-Communality in Igbo Existence: A Retrospective Reading of the Film, The Widow and the Way Forward, Anyiam, Hope Ihuoma, Imo State Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

    9. Collective Memories of Selected Nigerian Ethnic Groups and the Formation of Sub-group of Superordinate Identity, Asekun, Wakil Ajibola, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

    10. Love and Marriage in Ọla Comes of Age, a Literary Nonfiction by Comfort Chisaraokwu Nwabara, Azodo, Ada Uzoamaka, School of the Humanities, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, Indiana, USA.

    11. An Analysis of Traditional Igbowomen Leadership: A Case Study of  Omu Anioma, Azubuike, Chibuzor, Kansas State University, USA; Attamah, Amarachi, Syracuse University, New York, USA.

    12. Documentation of Igbo Riddles and their Translation into English and French Languages, Chidi-Mbah, Nkechinyere O., Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria; Ume-Ezeoke, Dorothy, Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.

    13. Post-Civil War Nigerian Military Government Politics of Port Decongestion: Untangling Controversies and Hinterland Communication Concepts, Chilaka, Edmund, Centre for Multimodal Transport Studies, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria; Agugua, Augustine O., Department of Sociology, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria; Ege, E. Emmanuel, Centre for Multimodal Transport Studies, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

    14. Trade, Craft, Apprenticeship System and Economic Development, Chikezie, Elijah Chinonso, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria.

    15. Amaghị Ntụgharị: Akamgba Nyeere Mgbasaozi N’asụsụ Igbo N’ụwa Ọhụrụ, Dimebo, Ifunanya Nzubechukwu, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, Alex-Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Nigeria.

    16. The Archytypal Leadership of the Tortoise: A Key to a Quality Leadership of the Igbo, Echebima, Helen Chijiago, Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies/Igbo, Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.

    17. Symbolism of Names in Igbo, Edeoga, Patience Nonye, Department Of Linguistics, African and Asian Studies, University Of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

    18. Emerging Trends in the Cultural Conceptualization of Igbo Names, Egenti, Martha Chidimma, Department of Linguistics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

    19. Constituent Question Construction in Igbo and English, Emejulu, Obiajulu, Department of Communication Studies, National Institute of Nigerian Languages, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria; Chukwu, Ebere Mercy, Department of Languages and Communication, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.

    20. The Place of Christian Song Choruses in the Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages in the Diaspora, Etire, Daniami, DIPATO Capability Management Consultants Ltd, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

    21. Creation of Igbo Folktales in ICT Games as a Veritable Contrivance in Child Training: Using Traditional and Modern Approaches, Eze, Nneka Justina, Department of Arts And Social Science, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria; Ude, Uchenna, Department of Arts Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

    22. Mmetụta Akụ Na Ụba Nne Na Nna Na Mmeta Nke Ọma Ụmakwụkwọ Sekọndịrị Senịọ N’ideta Asụsụ Igbo, Eze, Roseline Ifeoma, Arts Education Department, Department of Linguistics, Igbo and other Nigerian Languages, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Onyebuchi, Aruah  Virginus, Arts Education Department, Department of Linguistics, Igbo and other Nigerian Languages, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Idoko, Fadila Nwadimkpa, Arts Education Department, Department of Linguistics, Igbo and other Nigerian Languages, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

    23. Global System for Mobile Communication: The Church and Moral Development of the Youth, Ezeh, Ebere Ifeyinwa, Department of Christian Religious Studies, Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, Nigeria. 

    24. Influence of Pentecostalism on the Attitudinal Disposition of Students in the Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, Enugu State, Ezeh, Ebere Ifeyinwa, Department of Christian Religious Studies, Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, Nigeria; Unachukwu, Daniel Clement, Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

    25. The Role of the Church in Alleviating Poverty among the Igbo Youth, Ezeh, Ebere Ifeyinwa, Department of Christian Religious Studies, Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, Nigeria; Unachukwu, Daniel Clement, Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

    26. Perceptions of Marginalization 50 Years after the Nigeria-Biafra War: The Claims of Ndi-Igbo, Ezeigbo, Akachi T., Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

    27. Nollywood, Visual Art, and Representation of Reality, Ezinwa, Elijah Chinazo, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

    28. The Ups and Downs of Being an Igbo Student in the United States of America, Ene, Christopher, Business Administration, Regis University, United States of America.

    29. The Rise of “Unknown Gunmen” in Igboland: A Regional Time Bomb, Ijeudo, Nnamdi Ugochukwu, Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Unachukwu, Daniel Clement, Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

    30. Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Ikechukwu, Elijah Chiemerie, Abia State Polytechnic, Abia State, Nigeria.

    31. Our Culture as the Instinct that Guides Our Existence, Iwuagwu, Ekene Patrick, Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

    32. Igbo-African Concept of the Meaning of Life: An Igwebuike Perspective, Kanu, Ikechukwu Anthony, Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State, Nigeria.

    33. Igwebuike as the Operative Condition of Igbo Relational Ethical Theory, Kanu, Ikechukwu Anthony, Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State, Nigeria.

    34. Conflict in Parental Imposition of Career Choices on their Children: A Discourse Analysis of Emmanuel Ibekwe’s Ndi Nwe Egwu, Mba-John, Chinyere Nwanne, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, National Institute for Nigerian Languages, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.

    35. Between ‘akụ luo ụnọ …’ and ‘ebe onye bi …’: The Dilemma of Disporan Ndi Igbo as Represented in Uchenna Nwosu’s “The End of the Road and Wrapped Soil”, Muo, Adaobi, Department of General Studies, National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN), Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.

    36. Discovery of the Temple of Solomon and Wailing Walls in Owerri, Njemanze, Philip C., Chairman, International Institutes of Advanced Research and Training, Chidicon Medical Center, Owerri, Nigeria.

    37. Temperature Anomaly and Response by Rainforest Cover: Potential Implications for Food Availability in Igboland, Njoku, John D., Department of Environmental Management, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

    38. The Challenges of Marital Statuses and Dynamics of Igbo Identity Crises in a Contemporary World, Njoku, John D., Department of Environmental Management, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

    39. Social Participation as Metaphor for Grassroot Communication and Governance in a Contemporary Igbo World, Njoku, John D., Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria; Njoku, Francis V. C., Department of Surveying and Geo-Informatics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

    40. African Architectural Identity in Time of Globalization: The Example of Obi Building Style of South East Nigeria, Njoku, Moses Oñugadi, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.

    41. Omissions in Igbo-English Fictional Translation: Bell-Gam Translated by Ezeh, Nkoro, Ihechi, Department of Foreign Language and Translation Studies, Abia State University Uturu, Nigeria.

    42. Avoidable Conflict and Victimization – Textual and Contextual Appraisal, Nwosu-Okoli, Ifeoma, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

    43. The Scientific Process of Breaking Kolanut (Iwa Oji) in Igbo Land: A Breakthrough in Our Cultural Philosophy, Nnadozie, Okafor Obinwanne, Centre for Scientific Research and Development (CSRD), Commercial Area G, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

    44. Contemporary Igbo Leadership, Syndrome of Defeatism and the Paradox of Biafran Secession, Nwaezeigwe, Nwankwo T., Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

    45. A Postmodernist Evaluation of the Principle of Egbe Bere, Ugo Bere in Igbo Ethics, Nwankwo, John Justice, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Rivers State University, Nkpolu, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

    46. Language Endangerment and Preservation, Obi, Egwunwoke Chibueze, Ambassadors Communications/Publishers, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

    47. Effects of Globalization and Modernization on Igbo Language, Communication and Culture, Odionye, Chinwe Mirian, Department of Mass Communication, Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State, Nigeria.

    48. Assessment of Folk Media as an Instrument of Rural Development in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria, Odionye, Chinwe Mirian, Department of Mass Communication, Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State, Nigeria; Omoshue, Joe Okpako, Department of Mass Communication, Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State, Nigeria; Carter, Tamaraumiene Mercy, Department of Mass Communication, Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State, Nigeria.

    49. Women and Children in Oral Literature: A Survey of Two Igbo Folktales, Okafor, Ebele Eucharia, Department of Linguistics, African and Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

    50. The Cultural Value of Oso Ahia Marketing Strategy in Igbo Communal Existence, Okeke, Miriam Charity Ogadinma, Margleo International Secondary School, Nkwumeato, Ihitte Uboma, Imo State, Nigeria.

    51. The Punitive Control of Mkpuru Mmiri Abuse among the Youth in Igbo Land: A Sociological Concern, Okeke, Miriam Charity Ogadinma, Margleo International Secondary School, Nkwumeato, Ihitte Uboma, Imo State, Nigeria.

    52. Creating Terms of the New COVID 19 Pandemic in Igbo Language: Practical Examples, Okeogu, Chidinma Ihuaku, National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN), Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.

    53. Cultural Views of Wealth in Traditional and Contemporary Igbo Society: Perspectives from Maduekwe’s “Ego na-ekwu”, Okide, Ujubonu J., Department of Linguistics, African and Asian Studies, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

    54. Our Under-Studied Artist Extraordinaire: Pericoma Okoye of Arondizuogu, Okonkwo, Christopher N., Department of English, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia MO, USA.

    55. Teaching Children to Read in Igbo Language: A Step to Holistic Development in our Environment, Ohaike, Nkechinyere, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, National Institute for Nigerian Languages, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.

    56. Traditional Historical Narratives and Emotions to Colonization and their Role in Gender Subjugation and Disparity in the Igbo Culture, Okolie, Chidera, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.

    57. Drug Use, Abuse, Effects, and Control of Mkpụrụ Mmiri, Okolo, Ikemefuna Oluwasegun, Open University of Nigeria, Nigeria.

    58. Cooperation or Co-optation? Hybrid Governance, State Alliance, and the Crises of Local Autonomy within Town Unions Government in Igboland, Okoye, Ugochukwu, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

    59. Youth and Women Empowerment as a Contemporary Issue Facing the Igbo in Nigeria and Diaspora, Okoye, Chinwe J., National Open University of Nigeria, Nigeria.

    60. Persistence of Slavery in Human-Spirit Conjugal Relationship: Adoro Goddess and Igo Maa Ogo in Nsukka Northern Igboland, Okwor, Christopher O., Department Of Religion and Cultural Studies, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Okoli, Anuli B., Department Of Religion and Cultural Studies, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Ijeudo, Nnamdi U., Department Of Religion and Cultural Studies, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Eze, Ekenedirichukwu, Department Of Religion and Cultural Studies, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

    61. Restorative Approach to Justice in Nigeria: Lessons from Northern Ireland, Onah, Ifeanyi, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Canada, St. John’s, Canada.

    62. Gịnị ka a na-azọ! The Colonized Were Indoctrinated to Reject their World and Embrace that of the Colonial Power, Onah, Rita Ujunwa, Department of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada.

    63. Who are we? Tracing our Ancestors for Identity Construction, Onah, Rita Ujunwa, Department of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St.John’s, Canada.

    64. Participatory Democracy and Social Justice among Igbo Indigenous People, Onah, Rita Ujunwa, Department of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada; Onah, Ifeanyi, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Canada, St. John’s, Canada.

    65. Onye Aghana Nwanne Ya: Towards Embracing Unity and Peace in Divided Igbo Families and Igbo Land for Sustainable Development, Onyejegbu, Maureen Nwando, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

    66. The Politics of Pulchritude: Igbo Ethno-aesthetics and the Concept of Female Beauty, Opara, John Kelechi, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria; Ehirim, Sussan Nkem, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

    67. Migration and African Values: Visual Arts Dimension, Osita, Williams A., Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria.

    68. Kinship Ties Among the Igbo: A Sociolinguistic Perspective, Oyeka, Chiamaka Ngozi, Department of Linguistics, African and Asian Studies, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

    69. Mkpagbu Na Mmekpaahụ Dị Iche Iche Ndị Jidere Nchawapụta Asụsụ Igbo Na Mba Ụwa, Udechukwu, Chinwe Nwaudu, Humanities Unit, School of General Studies, Department of Linguistics, Igbo and Other Nigerian Languages, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Okorji, R. I., Department of Linguistics, Igbo and Other Nigerian Languages, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Ahamefula, Ndubuisi O., Department of Linguistics, Igbo and Other Nigerian Languages, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Akumjika, Chikamma Michael, Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria.

    70. 21st Century Skill Requirements by Business Education Students for a Successful Business Entrepreneurship in Delta State, Nigeria, Udoye, Rita Nneka, Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria; Chukwudi, Mozia Andrew, Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria.

    71. Challenges and Prospects of Cryptocurrency in the Nigerian Financial System, Udoye, Rita Nneka, Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria; Chukwudi, Mozia Andrew, Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria.

    72. The Impact of Drug Abuse on Igbo Culture and Youth in Nigeria: A Legal Appraisal, Umejiaku, Nneka, Department of Commercial and Property Law, Faculty of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.

    73. Can the Youth Engage their Leaders? Assessing the Nigerian Youth’s Capacity to Demand Accountability, Ugwuozor, Felix Okechukwu, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

    74. Women’s Right to Inheritance in Contemporary Igbo Society, Wachuku, Ukachi Nnenna, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria; Ukwuije, Chima Bonaventure, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria.

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