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Emmanuel Ngwainmbi

Author's Bio

I was Born in Kom, Cameroon, Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi (pseudo. Sim E. Kombem). I earned my doctorate in Communication from Howard University, Masters and Bachelor degrees in English & Literature from Jackson State and Yaoundé Universities, respectively. I am a full Professor, Director of International Programs and former Chairperson in the Department of Language, Literature & Communication and at Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina. I serve on a number of local, national and international academic boards. The recipient of the Distinguished International Scholar Award from the Chinese Academy for Social Sciences, and an inductee in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, I have had ten books & numerous literary/scholarly articles published, and have received awards and critical acclaim for my poetry volumes especially A Bush of Voices, Shackles on a Ghost Skull, Sim's Poetic Column and Whispers on My Pillow. Also well received are two books on international communication research. I recently signed three book contracts, one on War Poetry and two are reference books on the experiences of minority professionals in the American workplace.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Theaters of War (Plain View Press, 2006), Dawn in Rage (Writers Workshop Calcutta, 1992), A Bush of Voices (Brunswick Publishing Company, 1989)
Prizes:
(1) Kom-USA Achievement for contribution to knowledge-publishing (1989). (2) Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (Three–time award recipient). (3) The Distinguished Professor Award-Presented by the Chinese Academy of Social Science, Language Center, Beijing. CHINA. (4) Departmental Teacher of the Year Award for excellence in research and teaching (received from Elizabeth City State University). (5) Quota Buster Award for Raising Funds to Support Youth Activities in America. Award given by the Family Christian Association of America (FCAA). (6) Faculty Awards (received from the Southern Regional Education Board for Scholarly Research). (7) Leadership Development Institute Award

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe), Portrait of the Artist as a Young man (James Joyce), Great Expectations (Charles Dickens), The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy).
Favorite Authors:
Chinua Achebe, James Joyce, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, and others.

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Listing last updated: June 23, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Bamenda, Cameroon

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