I was born in Nigeria and trained in Canada. With a Master of Arts in linguistics from the University of Regina, and PhD from Dalhousie University, I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina. I have taught French language and linguistics in various institutions, including the French Language Centre, Awka and Dalhousie University, Halifax.

I am the author of Taking Back Nigeria from 419, published in 2007, and many scholarly articles in reputable academic journals.


Izunna Okafor is a multiple award wining creative Young Nigerian Writer, poet, essayist, publicist, journalist and Igbo Language Activist who hails from Ebenator Nnewi South L.G.A of Anambra State Nigeria.

He has written and published many books, including novels, short stories, poems and articles/essays both in soft and hard copies. He writes both in the Igbo and English Languages and has published enormously in the both. He has in the front line of his writing, the vision and mission of promoting the Igbo language and culture, and is one of those who still say NO to the 2012 prediction by the UNESCO that Igbo language will go extinct soonest.

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