Chika Ezeanya


Chika A. Ezeanya holds a Ph.D. in African Development and Policy Studies from Howard University in Washington D.C. and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England.

A researcher, teacher, fiction and non-fiction writer, and a public intellectual, Chika has spent time conducting research, working and teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in several countries spread across three continents.
Chika is a Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellow and has worked as a consultant on several projects in Washington D.C., Nigeria and in Rwanda. Since 2006, she has been a columnist with NewsAfrica London and her articles and essays have been published on several platforms globally, including Pambazuka news.
Chika’s debut novel Before We Set Sail was one of six shortlisted out of 250 manuscripts submitted by African writers globally, for the inaugural Penguin Publishers Award for African Writing. The book is of the historical fiction genre, and seeks to re-write aspects of African history from the African’s perspective. The book was written because as a people, Africans will be unable to chart a veritable course for the future, except the realities of the past are fully comprehended.
Chika is a revolutionary writer and an inspirational speaker. Her messages are targeted at resident and diasporean Africans yearning for authentic transformation, and to all lovers of human progress across races.
Chika’s lifetime passion is to unleash the suppressed creative and innovative energies, buried deep in the hearts and minds of all Africans. She intends to achieve this through positive affirmation of the African’s self worth, founded on the continent’s progressive traditional values.
Chika believes that the acknowledgement of the significance of Africa’s indigenous knowledge - in all fields of human endeavor – is key to the continent’s advancement.


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04/22/2014 09:20:27Deep Inside Sambisa Forest / 0
02/27/2014 19:03:58Lumumba, Mandela and Africa's Next Strategy / 0
01/13/2014 14:14:53The Last Time I Was Robbed  / 0
01/06/2014 15:20:27Schizophrenia as Mandela's Final Caution / 0
12/01/2013 12:11:17Blueprint for the Privatization of Nigeria's Refineries / 0
10/16/2013 07:19:05Thomas Sankara and the Assassination of Africa's Memory / 0
08/19/2013 09:27:48Understanding Fani-Kayode's Igbo Problem / 0
08/12/2013 04:36:00Biko Agozino's Today na Today - A Review / 0
03/22/2013 19:16:17The Fear of Things Fall Apart. / 0
01/11/2013 18:34:57In Search of Independence for African Coastal Waters / 0
11/15/2012 07:02:00In Abuja, to Repair my Passport. / 0
10/06/2012 12:40:50The Pressure that Killed Stella Obasanjo / 1
09/05/2012 16:59:54Nigerians at Risk : Japanese Radioactive Cars in the Market / 1
08/20/2012 17:30:01Origin of Corruption in Africa and the Way Forward / 1
08/03/2012 03:51:54Through the Streets of Lagos - Sorry, Kigali / 1
07/22/2012 17:15:03The Real Tasks Ahead of Dlamini-Zuma / 0
07/12/2012 07:19:32Celebrating Olu Jacobs at 70 / 1
06/30/2012 16:48:50Capitalism and the Search for a New Paradigm / 0
05/25/2012 23:20:36Cassava Bread for Chika / 0
05/04/2012 07:02:36The Collapse Of The Euro And The Crumble Of The CFA / 0
03/23/2012 08:14:32Placing an Order at Ejigbo / 0
02/16/2012 10:28:59Waiting for the Minister's Convoy / 0
01/24/2012 05:00:55The AU and the Tragedy of a New Headquarters / 1
01/15/2012 10:03:08It is not about N65 / 0
01/09/2012 01:39:15On Arrival at Murtala Mohammed Airport / 1
12/26/2011 09:00:08My Suitor, the Tight Fisted One / 0
12/22/2011 07:34:20Wasting Africa's Borrowed Money: The World Bank And The Dilemma Of Duplication / 0
12/02/2011 08:47:17Oil Subsidy Removal: Shame on You, United States / 1
11/14/2011 17:17:05Rwanda: The Corruption Free Zone of Africa / 0
10/24/2011 06:51:18The United States' Looming Invasion of Central Africa / 1
10/15/2011 12:23:11WAEC Please Release my Results / 1
09/29/2011 18:40:22The Moral Failings of Strauss-Kahn, the IMF, and the World Bank / 0
09/23/2011 00:07:46Caller ID # 09141: Pick and Die / 0
09/13/2011 08:58:26Tales from a Naija Bus Ride / 4
09/02/2011 08:06:35The Mamma Photos and the "Indignity" of the African / 3
08/18/2011 20:08:10A Column for My Beloved Great-Granny / 0
07/30/2011 18:46:57A Tale of Two Black Cities (I) and (II) / 0
06/16/2011 18:38:53Response To Maurice Iwu's Rejoinder On The Sale Of Nigeria's Collective Inheritance / 0
05/20/2011 02:06:26Maurice Iwu And The Sale Of Nigeria's Collective Inheritance / 0
04/30/2011 16:02:55Agenda For The World Economic Forum / 0
04/11/2011 16:12:08The Double Standard Of The Economist Magazine's Nigeria Summit / 1
03/30/2011 21:29:43I Write For Mama / 1
03/08/2011 20:50:13Jacob Zuma: Ending Apartheid In The Mining Industry / 0
02/22/2011 18:13:08Before I Set Myself On Fire / 0
01/19/2011 16:01:17Black Or White History Month / 0
Chika Ezeanya
Chika Ezeanya