Emmanuel Ngwainmbi

VA Beach, VA
252 455 2352

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

A Bush of Voices
(Brunswick Publishing Company, 1989)
, Dawn in Rage
(Writers Workshop Calcutta, 1992)
, Leap in the Dark
(Koehler Books, 2015)
, Theaters of War
(Plain View Press, 2006)
Prizes Won: 
(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

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Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
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Identifies as: 
African American
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Fluent in: 
English, Euskara, French
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South Africa
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Last updated: Aug 20, 2017