I always remember a poem that my father hung in our living room. One of my earliest memory is hearing my siblings recite that poem for Papa and being lectured on its meaning. The title of the poem is "Whatever you do, people must talk of you." Growing up with that experience, I won't say that I don't care what people said about me, but it prepared me to understand that people must express their opinion. They praise, critique, criticize, judge and just talk about you. Its all good, because "people must talk of you."   I also write about other people's works. But hear what they write about mine.


 Wtites' Club
2008.  B. D. Tharp. “Making A Difference in the Community.” Women’s Focus Magazine, Feb.
2007. Awodiya, Muyiwa P. “Uncelebrated Heroes and Heroines of Nigerian Drama.”
In African Literature at the Millennium Vol. 13, Ed. African Literature Association,
University  of Kansas, Lawrence, pp.230-233. 
2007.  Dean, Jenny. “Poet shows that scholasticism, art, and fiery wrath prove happy companions.” The Colby Echo, April 13. 
2007. Hoffman, Marsha. “Magdalen Family Focus.” Magdalen Messenger (Newsletter of the Church of the Magdalen, Wichita, KS), Vol. 1, No. 6, May/June, p. 6. button
2005.  Opara, Chioma. ”Echoes of the Whip in Chinyere Okafor’s He Wants To Marry Me Again and Zaynab Alkali’s Cobwebs and other Stories.”  In Opara, C. Her Mother’s Daughter: the African Writer As Woman. Port Harcourt: University of Port Harcourt Press. pp. 117-130.
2002. “USM plans to keep current with a multicultural world.” Maine Sunday Telegram. September 2.
2001. Cormellini, Carla. (2001). Postcolonial Motifs and Themes in Chinyere Grace Okafor’s Poetry and Ogini’s Choice Englishes: Literature Inglesi Contemporane (Italy). No 15 ANNO 5, pp. 91-102, 140-142. button
2001.  Schenck, Celeste and Susan Perry, “EPILOGUE: Resisting Development.”  In Eye to Eye: Women Practicing Development Across Cultures. London: Zed Press, pp. 257-8. bk
2000.  Cormellini, Carla. “A Bio-Bibliographical Profile of Chinyere Grace Okafor.” Englishes:
             Literature Inglesi Contemporanee (Italy). No 10 ANNO 4, pp. Pp. 41-43.
1999. Nnaemeka, Obi. “OKAFOR, Chinyere Grace.” Encyclopedia of world Literature in the 20th Century. Vol. 3: L-R.
1999.  “Review of The New Toyi Toyi by Chinyere Okafor.” Observer Magazine (Swaziland), March 6-7.
1999.  Ngcobo, Johnson. “The Play with emotions.” The Swazi News (Swaziland). March 6.                                      
1998.  Dunton, Chris. “Okafor, Chinyere Grace,” In Nigerian Theater in English: A Critical Bibliography. London: Hans Zell publishers, pp.162-169.
1996.  “The Lion and the mighty iroko tree - Review of Okafor’s The Lion and the Iroko.” Nigerian Tribune.                    
 September 4, Living and Development page        

1996.  “Drama and state of the nation.” Nigerian Tribune. June 19,
Living and Development page. ("The Lion and the mighty Iroko Tree")    
1995.   Abiola, A. “Theatre at UNIBEN main auditorium.” The Observer (Nigeria), April 15. p. 7                .
1995.  “Chinyere Okafor Gets Award.” UNIBENEWS (Nigeria). Vol. 2. No. 17. p.11         x                       .
1994.  “Graceful Writer From the Fringe.” PMNews(Nigeria), November 21                                               .
1994.   Ige, Taye. “Unrepentant Feminist.”  TheWeek (Nigeria). December 19                                             .
1993.  Ojo, Godwin. “The Destiny of this nation is in our hands”
Review of Okafor’s Play Performance.”                                                                                                        

Kampuswatch (Nigeria). Vol. 1, No. 6. p. 28.

1993.  Ojelabi, Kolawole, “For A Just Society,” Arts Magazine(Nigeria), p.B2                                                
1991.  “Chinyere Okafor.” Crown Prince. (Nigaria). January.  p. 44                                                           

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