Dr. Osonye Tess Onwueme
Playwright   Novelist   Scholar   Cultural Activist   International Speaker   Performer

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"Tess is a rare jewel in this country..." - Dr. K. Kendall, Smith College, MA.

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Creative Writing Publications

2006: Shakara: Dance Hall Queen (Second Edition). New York & London: African Heritage Press/African Books Collective, Oxford, UK.

2006: Riot In Heaven: a play (Second Edition). New York & London: African Heritage Press/African Books Collective, Oxford, UK.

2005: NO Vacancy (a play). Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press.

2003: What Mama Said (an epic drama). Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

2002: The Missing Face revised edition. New York: African Heritage Press, Ltd. in affiliation with the African Books Collective, Oxford, United Kingdom.

2002: Then She Said It! (a play). New York: African Heritage Press. in affiliation with the African Books Collective, Oxford, United Kingdom.** Winner, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Drama Prize for 2003.

2000: Why the Elephant Has No Butt (a novel), New York: African Heritage Press, Ltd. in affiliation with the African Books Collective, Oxford, United Kingdom.

2000: Shakara: Dance-Hall Queen (a play). New York: African Heritage Press, Ltd. in Affiliation with the African Books Collective, Oxford, United Kingdom.** Winner, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Drama Prize for 2001.

1997: Tell It to Women (an epic drama). Foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Detroit: Wayne State, University Press. * Winner of the 1995 Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Drama Prize.

1996: Riot In Heaven (a play), New York: Africana Legacy Press.

1993: Three Plays: An Anthology of Three Plays Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

1991: Parables for a Season (a play), Ibadan: Heinemann Educational Books.

1989: Legacies (a play), Ibadan: Heinemann Educational Books.

1988: The Reign of Wazobia and Other Plays, Ibadan, Nigeria: Heinemann Educational Books.

1987: Mirror For Campus (a play), Owerri, Nigeria: Leadway Communications.

1986: Ban Empty Barn and Other Plays, Ibadan, Nigeria: Heinemann Educational Books

1986: A Scent of Onions (a play), Owerri, Nigeria: Totan Publishers, Ltd.

1985: The Desert Encroaches (a play), Owerri, Nigeria: Heins Publisher Ltd. *Winner of the 1985 Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Award for Drama.

1984: The Broken Calabash (a play), Owerri, Nigeria: Totan Publishers Ltd.

1983: A Hen Too Soon (a play), Owerri: Heins Publishers Ltd.

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