Pauline A Uwakweh

Associate Professor

Pauline A Uwakweh
College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci


General Classroom Building 446
Ph.D. Literature / Temple University
MA English & Literary Studies / University of Calabar
B.A.English Literature / University of Port-Harcourt


Pauline Ada Uwakweh (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor of Literature and teaches postcolonial African, African American and World literatures in the English Department at North Carolina A & T State University. She is the editor of African Women Under Fire: Literary Discourses in War and Conflict (2017) and co-editor of the book, Engaging the Diaspora: Migration and African Families (2014). She has published several articles, book reviews, and book chapters on women in professional journals, such as Research in African Literatures, African Literature Today, and Journal of African Literature Association. Some of her works have been published in critical books on African literature, including Emerging African Voices, Emerging Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta, Nwanyibu: Womanbeing in African Literature, and Emerging Perspectives on Ama Ata Aidoo. She is a Fellow of the Carnegie African Diaspora Program (CADFP).

Research Interests

Dr. Uwakweh's research centers on Women writers of the African Diaspora and representations of migration and globalization ; African women writers on war and conflicts; cultural mediation in African Diaspora Children and Young Adult literature.

Recent Publications

  • Pauline Uwakweh (2017). (African Women Under Fire: Literary Discourses in War and Conflict). In Pauline Ada Uwakweh , Lexington.
  • Pauline Uwakweh (2017). ( “Introduction: Exploring African Women and the War Experience —A Critical Update"). In Pauline Ada Uwakweh, (African Women Under Fire: Literary Discourses in War and Conflict) pp. 3-21. Lexington .
  • Pauline Uwakweh (2017). ( “Memoir versus Fiction: Narrating Trauma in Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children and Thirty Girls”). In Pauline Ada Uwakweh, (African Women Under Fire: Literary Discourses in War and Conflict) pp. 113-129 . Lexington.
  • Pauline Uwakweh, JERONO ROTICH, Comfort Okpala (2013). (Engaging the Diaspora Migration and African Families. ). 1, Lexington Books, 2013. .
  • Pauline Uwakweh , , , (2013). ("Negotiating Marriage and Motherhood: A Critical Perspective on the Immigration Narratives of Buchi Emecheta and Chimamanda Adichie" ). (Engaging the Diaspora: Migration and African Families. ) pp. 15-37. Lexington .
  • Pauline Uwakweh , , (2013). ("(Re)Configuring African Migration Since the Last Forty Years - Issues, Concepts and Contexts" ). (Engaging the Diaspora: Migration and African Families. ) pp. 1-14. Lexington .
  • Pauline Uwakweh (2012). ("Reconstructing Masculinity and Femininity in African War Narratives: The Youth in Chimamanda Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun and Gorretti Kyomuhendo's Waiting: A Novel of Uganda at War" ). In Abioseh Porter, (Journal of African Literature Association ) ( 1) 7 , pp. 82-106 . Journal of African Literature Association .
  • Pauline Uwakweh (2010). ("Breaking Gods: The Narrator as Revelator and Critic of the Postcolonial Condition in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus." ). In Walter P. Collins III, (Emerging African Voices: A Study of Contemporary African Literature ) Cambria Press.