Christian Ekwunife has certainly added his name to the list of those bent on making a positive impact in the literary world. His latest work “The Indelible Scar of a lost lust“… the last two words are subtly tongue twisting… with certitude, reveals his mastery of the drama (play) sphere… a relegated genre in our country… no small thanks to the prose dominance!.
The play published by Author House on July 27, 2012 with 92 pages is a tragedy caused as a result of man’s inordinate or excessive desire for wealth or materialism. Christian published his first play titled “Gateway to Destruction” in 1995 and many of his articles have been published in professional academic journals. Let’s have a peek into the life of this young man who is taking the world by storm via his ingenuity laden writings…shall we?
CHRISTIAN CHUKWUDOZIE EKWUNIFE a native of Anambra state in Nigeria, was born on September 7th, 1974. He obtained both the Bachelor of Arts [B.A.] and Master of Arts [M.A.] degrees in Theatre Arts from the renowned University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He has conducted research extensively on Theatre Criticism and Contemporary Theatre Practice. The Playwright, professional actor, dancer and accomplished Theatre Critic has published academic papers including but not limited to;
“Go Tell It To The Old Prophets, Criticism Not Mudslinging : Alex Asigbo’s War of The Tin Gods”, in :Theatre Experience: A Journal of Contemporary Practice, Theatre Arts Department, UNIZIK, Awka. Vol.2 2003.
“From Passing Hats to the Stock Exchange : Positive Thoughts on Theatre as Business in Nigeria”, in: The Performer: Ilorin Journal of Performing ArtsVol.8 [JOINT].
“Feminisn in Nigerian Drama: Femi Osofisan’s Tegonni, An African Antigone as a Paradigm”, in: The Creative Artist: A Journal of Theatre and Media Studies Vol. 1 NO.1 Oct. 2006.
“The Playwright as a Satirist: The Example of Alex Asigbo’s Once Upon A School”, in: Unizik Journal of Arts and Humanities Vol.9, 2007.
His published plays, Gateway to Destruction  and The Indelible Scar of a Lost Lust  have received both National and International acclaim.
As a thespian (back in the days),he acted in several stage productions,such as “The Beginning” by James Gibbs, Zul Sofola’s “Wizard of Law”, and a host of others. He was a one time Information Officer with the Anambra State Environmental Protection Agency and later the Manager of Ever Royal Suites & Last Discussion Nite Club, in Awka, Anambra State.
Having left the shores of Nigeria, years ago, he became a Recreation Specialist with the City of Oakland, California, before he enlisted in the US Army. His philosophies of life are justice, fair-play and doggedness; and these, he has amply portrayed in his published and unpublished creative works.
Many literary minds, pundits, have endorsed his latest work, “The indelible Scar of a lost lust”, one of which is Tracie Utoh – Ezeajugh,Ph.D (Professor of Theatre and Film Design) :
“As Theatre, INDELIBLE…is complete; as literature, engaging and as moral thesis, unsettling”
Thumbs up to Christian for a job well done!. We highly recommend The Indelible scar of a lost lust for your reading delight. You can purchase same via AMAZON, BARNES AND NOBLE:
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