PROF. E.E. SULE TO GIVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT ANA’S 38TH INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONVENTION The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has announced that Professor E.E Sule of the IBB University, Lapai, Niger State will give the Opening Ceremonies keynote address at the 38th International Annual Convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) 2019 which has been scheduled to hold from 31st October -3rd November, 2019 with the theme " Literature, Nationalism and the Poetics of Integration."

This was contained in a press statement issued and signed by the National President of the largest writers’ body in Nigeria, the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Denja Abdulahi in Abuja yesterday.

It will be recalled that the “Coal City”, Enugu State won the bid to host the 38th Annual International Convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and the LOC was inaugurated by the National Executive Council on the 29th of June 2019 in Enugu recently.

E. E. Sule (also known in the academic circle as Sule Emmanuel Egya) is an essayist, poet, novelist, and a leading scholar of contemporary Nigerian writing. He is a professor of African Literature and Cultural Studies at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, where he served as Head of Department of English, and Dean of Faculty of Languages and Communication Studies. He teaches Literature, Literary and Cultural Theory, and Creative Writing. At various times he taught at Nasarawa State University, Keffi; University of Abuja, Abuja; Federal University, Dutse; Police Academy, Wudil; Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa; and University of Bonn, Bonn.

His research interests include political poetics, feminist aesthetics, the diasporic experience in contemporary African literature, and representation of ecological crises in literature. He is the author of thirteen books and over one hundred academic articles and literary essays. Notable among his works are Power and Resistance: Literature, Regime, and the National Imaginary (2019, forthcoming); Makwala (2018); Niyi Osundare: a Literary Biography (2017); Nation, Power and Dissidence in Third Generation Nigerian Poetry in English (2014); Sterile Sky (2012); Poetics of Rage: a Reading of Remi Raji’s Poetry (2011), and What the Sea Told Me (2009). He is the recipient of about twenty-six local, national and international awards, prizes, grants, and fellowships. They include: ANA/NDDC Gabriel Okara Poetry Prize (2009); Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009); African Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012); IBB University Management Merit Award for the Most Outstanding Academic Staff (2013); Visiting Fellowship at Cambridge University (2014); TETFUND Manuscript Development Award (2016); Rachel Carson Writing Fellowship (2018); and TETFUND National Research Grant (2019). Finally, Mallam Denja Abdulahi said more information about the forthcoming ANA’s 38th International Annual Convention will be