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Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by nwabobo: 2:56am On Nov 15, 2011
Nwando Achebe appointed one of the youngest Professors… as her latest book reaches bookstores
on FEBRUARY 27, 2011 · in THE ARTS

Nwando Achebe-Ogundimu, historian and daughter of eminent writer Chinua Achebe has been appointed a full Professor of History at Michigan State University (MSU), USA, at the age of 39, making her one of the youngest full-rank professors in the prestigious University. She was recently inducted to the rank with a few other colleagues at a colourful dinner hosted by the University President to honor the recently promoted full rank Professor at MSU.


Nwando Achebe
The event was held against the backdrop of the recent publication of Prof. Achebe’s second book, The Female King of Colonial Nigeria: Ahebi Ugbabe (Indiana University Press, 2011), a full length critical biography on the only female warrant chief and king in all of colonial Nigeria, and arguably British Africa. The writing was funded by a generous grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation.

According to the book’s blurb: “Nwando Achebe presents the fascinating history of an Igbo woman, Ahebi Ugbabe, who became king in colonial Nigeria. Ugbabe was exiled from Igboland, became a prostitute, traveled widely, and learned to speak many languages. She became a close companion of Nigerian Igala kings and the British officers who supported her claim to the office of headman, warrant chief, and later, king. In this unique biography, Achebe traces the roots of Ugbabe’s rise to fame and fortune. While providing critical perspectives on women, gender, sex and sexuality, and the colonial encounter, she also considers how it was possible for this woman to take on the office and responsibilities of a traditionally male role.”

Nwando Achebe received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000. She served as a Ford Foundation and Fulbright-Hays Scholar-in-Residence at The Institute of African Studies and History Department of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1996 and 1998. Her research interests involve the use of oral history in the study of women, gender, sexuality, and power in Nigeria. Her first book, Farmers, Traders, Warriors, and Kings: Female Power and Authority in Northern Igboland, 1900-1960 was published by Heinemann in 2005. She is presently working on a WHO funded grant on polio eradication in northern Nigeria.


http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/02/nwando-achebe-appointed-one-of-the-youngest-professors-as-her-latest-book-reaches-bookstores/
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by Jenifa1: 3:04am On Nov 15, 2011
Well of course. They probably granted her tenure so as not to lose her to a higher bidder another University. She is an Achebe after all.
but 39 isn't all that young. that's basically 40. still a bit young for your average tenured professor though.

Congrats to her
can u post pics of her?
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by Abeem(m): 3:33am On Nov 15, 2011
Go to this link if you want to see her picture:
https://www.msu.edu/~aaas/AAAS/Faculty.html
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by HighChief4(m): 3:49am On Nov 15, 2011
Congrats Nwando. Nice one
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by xtianh(m): 8:31am On Nov 15, 2011
A big Congrats to this newly crownd Nigerian Queen, This is the type tht deserve a full page of our national dailies not those political looters.
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by namfav(m): 9:02am On Nov 15, 2011
professor on ibo history   shocked

grin
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by feelamong(m): 11:48am On Nov 15, 2011
Abeem:

Go to this link if you want to see her picture:
https://www.msu.edu/~aaas/AAAS/Faculty.html

hmmmmm, not bad looking wink

but why she neva marry naa angry

All the ibo boiz for there neva see am make i call dat my bro wey talk say na only professor him must marry,
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by slap1(m): 3:40pm On Nov 15, 2011
Nice progress. The title of her two books suggests that she's a feminist writer. Congrats to her.
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by Baawaa(m): 3:41pm On Nov 15, 2011
good news
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by Kizilala: 3:51pm On Nov 15, 2011
namfav:

professor on ibo history shocked

grin

If that was meant to be a joke,then you are extremely dry and if it was meant to be an intelligent statement,then you are extremely dumb.
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by freecocoa(f): 3:52pm On Nov 15, 2011
Nice one.congratulations to her.
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by Keneking: 3:55pm On Nov 15, 2011
Good news for the dad. Parents are happy when their loved ones do so well both in the marraiage and academic institutions.
At 39, its either you are married to a partner or to your books. Guess we shall hear of her marriage shortly. Watch this space. grin
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by executinal(m): 3:57pm On Nov 15, 2011
congratulation to her, like father like daughter cool cool
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by showstopa: 3:58pm On Nov 15, 2011
If she is not married where does the hyphen in her name come from? Abi is that the name of her next book?
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by tlops(m): 4:07pm On Nov 15, 2011
Nwando Achebe-Ogundimu, historian and daughter of eminent writer Chinua Achebe has been appointed a full Professor of History at Michigan State University (MSU),

The she is married to Dr Folu Ogundimu of the same university. IMO,


Dr Folu Ogundimu
Associate Professor
School of Journalism
384 Communication Arts Building
ogundimu@msu.edu
517-3536459
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by OkparaIgbo: 4:12pm On Nov 15, 2011
Well im not suprised, After all without prejudice to other tribes, she comes from the best Tribe by far in Nigeria, !! I mean the tribe of blessed people and prosperous and hardworking people. Ndi-Igbo Ekele m' o.!!
Kudos and Congrats Ada-Igbo.!!
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by Skii(m): 4:19pm On Nov 15, 2011
Congratulations to her!!

But nasoso art, history, literature, languages. What about engineering, physics, mathematics?
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by OkparaIgbo: 4:19pm On Nov 15, 2011
tlops:

The she is married to Dr Folu Ogundimu of the same university. IMO,


Dr Folu Ogundimu
Associate Professor
School of Journalism
384 Communication Arts Building
ogundimu@msu.edu
517-3536459

Dude be sure of your facts before posting, !!  shocked shocked shocked . She is married to Chukwuma Ekwueme and they even have kids  cheesy
http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/profile/hist2.htm
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by OkparaIgbo: 4:23pm On Nov 15, 2011
feelamong:

hmmmmm, not bad looking wink

but why she neva marry naa angry

All the ibo boiz for there neva see am make i call dat my bro wey talk say na only professor him must marry,

Sorry Yoruba gurl, but we Igbo boys no dey dull, she has being taken loooooonnnnggggg time ago.!! wink So stop posting thrash would you. shocked shocked
verify http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/profile/hist2.htm
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by highland(m): 4:27pm On Nov 15, 2011
Congrat.
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by crackhouse: 4:29pm On Nov 15, 2011
Nice one. Seems she aint married yet. Why the name "Achebe" again. Can sb tell her that i am interested, i don't mind the age.
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by Grassroot: 4:42pm On Nov 15, 2011
Wow, this is so so good.

Jenifa_:

Well of course. They probably granted her tenure so as not to lose her to a higher bidder another University. She is an Achebe after all.
but 39 isn't all that young. that's basically 40. still a bit young for your average tenured professor though.

Please do not undermine her achievement. She was given a FULL professor position and not a tenured position. She must have been granted tenure a long time ago. Being a professor at 39 is very young, also considering the discipline. So she has done very well, and she didnt buy it or its not politically related like in some Nigerian universities.
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by slyopez(m): 4:58pm On Nov 15, 2011
@Skii, stop been jealous afterall they are well known in their discipline besides nobody knows you in your field of science and engineering. Anytin u wan do do am well.
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by Afam4eva(m): 5:22pm On Nov 15, 2011
There's no way you won't succeed literally or otherwise if you were once under the tutelage of Achebe. Go and ask Chimamanda Ngozi adichie.
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by Skii(m): 5:33pm On Nov 15, 2011
slyopez:

@Skii, stop been jealous afterall they are well known in their discipline besides nobody knows you in your field of science and engineering. Anytin u wan do do am well.

Abi, thank you o jare, grin grin grin
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by Sagamite(m): 5:34pm On Nov 15, 2011
OkparaIgbo:

Dude be sure of your facts before posting, !!  shocked shocked shocked . She is married to Chukwuma Ekwueme and they even have kids  cheesy
http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/profile/hist2.htm

She appears not to be with him anymore:

http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Home/5739331-146/story.csp
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by BigMeat2: 5:37pm On Nov 15, 2011
What Prof Achebe's daughter achieved is a good medal, far more better than a useless medal from the corrupt govenment of GEJ.

A big congratulation to the Achebe's family, for promoting Nigeria's image positively.
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by chale: 5:59pm On Nov 15, 2011
guys shes accomplished her own those talking, what have you done?? tongue shocked
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by Johnpaul2k2(m): 6:28pm On Nov 15, 2011
why is it that the best always come from 'we' Igbo We are the best!!!!! smiley
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by chale: 6:34pm On Nov 15, 2011
john paul "some" not "we" not all wouldnt like to ask you what uve accomplished lipsrsealed
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by aginamuk: 6:44pm On Nov 15, 2011
https://www.msu.edu/~aaas/AAAS/Faculty_-_Nwando_Achebe.html
Re: Achebe's Daughter Becomes Professor @ 39 by aginamuk: 6:45pm On Nov 15, 2011

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