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Dr. Kalu Obasi Kalu


English & Literary Studies


Senior Lecturer


[email protected]

About Dr. Kalu Obasi Kalu

Dr. Kalu Obasi Kalu (BL) was formerly with VERITAS University (The Catholic University of Nigeria) Abuja, where he was employed as an assistant lecturer in 2013 and rose to the rank of lecturer I in 2016. He served as assistant Head of Department in the Department of English and Literary Studies from 2016 up to 2018 September. Dr Kalu has served the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a Technical Aid Corps Volunteer where he was deployed to serve in the Federal Republic of Uganda, and lectured as a Senior lecturer in the Department of language, Linguistics and literature at the Islamic University in Uganda from 2017 to 2018. He successfully concluded this national assignment without any encumbrance. In 2018 in the month of October, Dr. Kalu was offered an appointment as Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Calabar where he is currently serving the University. Dr. Kalu started his educational career at Diogukwu Memorial School Achara Ihechiowa in Eleoha in Arrochukwu Local Government Area of Abia state. He concluded his primary education at St. Patrick Primary School Ajassor, now Etung Local Government Area of Cross River State. After his primary education, Dr.Kalu proceeded to Secondary School at Ututu/ Ihe High School and graduated in flying colours. Dr. Kalu attended Teachers’ Training college Ikom and graduated with a credible result TCII certificate. He attended the famous Federal College of Education Obudu (FCEO) and graduated timeously and excellently and proceeded to the University of Nigeria and graduated successfully. He was admitted for a PG programme in the University of Calabar where he bagged degrees in Graduate Diploma in Management and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) successfully. Dr. Kalu gained a graduate admission for Masters of Art Degree in 2003 and graduated in 2008, where upon he secured a Doctoral Admission and bagged his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Literature majoring in Post Apartheid literature. He later on sought and got admission to read law. He attended law school at Justice Nnamadi Law School Agbani in Enugu. As a lecturer, Dr. Kalu has supervised a good number of students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He had given adversorial supports to many students and has guided many in career choice. Dr. Kalu has attended the following conference:  The 14th Biennial conference of Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) Ado Ekiti 2014, Ekiti State. 11th -14th November, 2014.  The 1st Annual International Conference on Education, Science and Social Sciences- AICESSS 2019, held in Kaboja, Uganda, hosted by Islamic University in Uganda 9th July to 11th July 2019.  The 26th International Conference on African Literature and the English Languages (ICALEL 2019) on 26th – 29th November, 2019 at UNICAL International Conference Center, University of Calabar. Dr. Kalu was born into the family of Late Chief Obasi Kalu of blessed Memory and Chief Lolo Mgbore Obasi of Ndi Nwochiri compound of Achara Ihe Chiowa. Dr. Kalu has served as the editorial manager of Veritas Journal of English and Literary studies. He also has been the editor-in-chief of Aza: Veritas Journal of Humanities and Women Development. Dr. Kalu has carried out series of research work among which are:  An Appraisal in the performance of students among Ibo speaking area of Awka in the English Language among selected schools in Awka, Anambra State 1990-1994 This project was carried out in collaboration with Ekwunife ThankGod and Ngozi Obaze in the Department of English Language (Nigeria).  Symbolism in Elechi Amadi’s Trilogy, a Master’s Degree thesis carried in the Department of English and Literary Studies University of Calabar.  Social Consciousness and Reconciliation in Zakes Mda’s Novels, being a doctoral degree dissertation carried out in the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Calabar.  An Appraisal on the performance of student in Junior WAEC IN Arochukwu Local Government Area from 1983-1985. A long essay carried out in the Department of English-integrated Science, 1990  Certificate of occupancy and Alienation of Land the content Requirement. A long Essay project carried out in the Faculty of Law University of Calabar. Dr. Kalu is a member of reputable associations.  Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN)  Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)  Academic Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) Dr. Kalu has to his credit 14 journal articles published in reputable journals within and outside the country. He has also to his credit a play entitled” The Iconoclasts and a novella entitled “ In the phase of Trouble”. K.O.K as he is fondly called by his close associates and friends is married and the marriage is blessed with children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
(FSLC)Primary School Ajassor, Etung L.G.A, Cross River State, Nigeria19781981
(Grade 2 certificate in Education TC II)Teachers’ Training College, Ikom L.G.A, Cross River State, Nigeria.19811986
Nigeria Certificate in EducationFederal College of Education Obudu, L.G.A, Cross River Sate, Nigeria.19871990
Bachelor of Art in Education English University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu, Nigeria. 19911997
Graduate Diploma in ManagementUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.19922000
Master in Business AdministrationUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.20002004
Master Arts in African literatureUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.20032008
Doctor of Philosophy in Africa LiteratureUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.20082013
Barrister at LawNigeria Law School Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria.20142015
Vuna Certificate in educationVeritas Certificate in Education, Abuja, Nigeria.20152017

S/N Publication
Kalu, K.O. & Idadi, I.U. (2019), Oral Tradition and African Literature: Reading Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God and Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Matigari” 7(1) Journal of Language Linguistics & Literary Studies, 7(1), 178-190.
Kalu, K. O. (2019), Double Death and Double Violence in Zakes Mda’s Ways of Dying: A Symbol of South Africa at Apartheid and Post Apartheid periods” Islamic University Multidisciplinary Journal 6(7),233-245.
Kalu, K.O. & Ozoemena, A.J. (2019) Racism and Exploitation in Ngugi’s The Trial of Dedan Kimathi and Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Bansi is Dead”. Islamic University Multidisciplinary Journal 6(3),153-164.
Kalu, K. O. (2019) Twin-ship as a Narrative Strategy in Zakes Mda’s She plays with the Darkness; Heart of Redness and Cion”. Islamic University multidisciplinary Journal 6(4)120-139.
Kalu, K.O. (2018),” The American Dream: Its Echoes and Possibilities in Literary Discourse”. 7(1),115-125.
Kalu, K. O. (2018), The Irony of a Handshake of Friendship with the West: A Reflection on Oyono’s Houseboy and The Old man and the Medal. English Linguistic Research. 7(1), 25-35.
Kalu, K.O. (2017).” Elechi Amadi’s The Woman of Calabar a Basket of African Mentality” Veritas Journal of Gender and Woman Studies. 2(1),1-10.
Kalu, K.O. & Dick, N. A. (2017), The Anita Hill’s and Thomas Clarence’s Hearing: The Implication for Race, Power and Sex. Aza: Veritas Journal of Gender and Human Development. 1(1),10-21.
Kalu, K.O. & Imo, I.E. (2017), Vision Versus Illusion: A Symbol of Reality in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man”. English Linguistic Research 7(1)15-21
Kalu, K.O. (2017)” Echo of Poesy in South Africa’s Politics: Form and Resistance in Dennis Brutus’ Simple Lust and Letters to Martha” English Linguistic Research, 6(4),12-22.
Kalu, K.O. & Dick, N. A. (2016), Characterization as style in Zyannab Akali’s The stillborn, Ba’s So Long a Letter and Adichie’s “Imitation”. Veritas Journal of English and Literary Studies. 2(1), 114-119.
Kalu, K.O. (2015). Magic Realism or Superstition: Its Literary Application in selected works of African writers –Elechi Amadi’s Trilogy and Zakes Mda’s Ways of Dying, Heart of Redness and She Plays with the Darkness, MAJELs, 2(6),55-67.
Kalu, K.O. & Ude. U (2011). “The Emergence of Cyber-Crime in Nigeria: The Global Implication”. International Journal of Humanities. 3(4),147-151.
Kalu, K.O. & James. O. (2011). Magic Realism as a Narrative Strategy in Elechi Amadi’s Trilogy”. Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies. An inter disciplinary Journal 15(2), 1-12.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
The Stillborn; Ba’s So Long a Letter, and Adichie’s “Immitation”.A Paper presented at the 14th Biennial National Conference of Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN), Ado-Ekiti, 2014. 2014-09-202014-09-20
The 14th Biemal Conference of Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) Venue: Held at Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State Organizer: Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN).Characterization as style in Alkali’s The Still born, Ba’s So Long a Letter and Adichie’s “Imitation” 2014-11-112014-11-14
The 1st Annual International Conference on education, Science and Social Science AICSSS. Venue: Held in Kaboja, Uganda Organizer: Islamic University in UgandaDouble Death and Double Violence: Reading Vutha as a Symbol of South Africa during Apartheid and Post Apartheid period”. 2019-07-112019-07-11
The 26th International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL 2019) Venue: Held at International conference Center, University of Calabar.2019-11-262019-11-29