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 About Dr. Uche Lynn-Teresa Ugwueze

Dr. Uche Lynn-Teresa Ugwueze's novellas are lauded for their realistic depiction of social issues, extensive exploration of female realities and epic representation of family dynamics.  Many of them draw upon her rootedness of human dispositions and attitudes.

Dr. Ugwueze has given incisive speeches to audiences and is a noted speaker on radio, television, and conferences.  She has worked as a Continuity Announcer and Producer on radio and television.

Dr. Ugwueze is also the author of several articles and books among which are Wet in the Sun, The Blunt Blade, Tears Without Cry, Married to a Stranger and African Culture, Identity and Aesthetics: The Igbo Example.  She lives in Los Angeles California.

   
 

 

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Guns in Every House explores the agony, pain and effects of the AIDS pandemic on children orphaned by the scourge and brings a fresh perspective to the conversation. Julie’s vivid account of her and her sibling’s arduous journey through life after the death of their parents presents an angle never before on the most devastating holocaust of our time. It delights us with its brilliance and its compassion, and gives us a fantastic slice of life in some villages in Nigeria. It also reminds us of the different ways in which we can interpret and interrogate the plight of orphans.

African Culture, Identity and Aesthetics: The Igbo Example is a trailblazing tale of the enduring culture and worldview of African/ Igbo people. It also fulfills the need in Africana Studies for greater understanding of African culture as the foundation of African centered thought and practice. The book provides an essential framework to the serious revaluation of the intellectual philosophy/construct of Africana Studies on the basis of African knowledge systems.

Married to a Stranger is an epic story of deceit and falsehood beneath malignant pretense. Ugo believed that Ephrem was sincere until the events at his funeral proved otherwise. The book is a valuable lesson and a tough warning for everyone to respect Africa's age old saying that the monkey can only vouch for the child in her womb because she may not know when the one on her back plucked a fruit.

 
 
       

Ugwueze Travels

 
 

Dr. Ugwueze participated in a commentary and conversation about Nigeria’s foremost writer Chinua Achebe tagged “Remembering Chinua Achebe  Engaging His Literature, Honoring His Life” on April 14, 2013 at the African American Cultural Center Los Angeles California.

 

Dr. Ugwueze was the distinguished speaker at a social issue forum Bring Back our Peace Now event hosted by the Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light on Thursday May 22, 2014 at the Carson Event Center Carson California. She discussed the topic” The Boko Haram Menace in Nigeria and Women’s Rights”

 

Dr. Ugwueze discussed “Critical Issues Confronting the Global African Family” during a commemoration event for African Liberation Day on Monday May 26, 2014 at the African American Cultural Center Los Angeles California.

 
 

Tuesday March 20, 2012.

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Dr. Ugwueze was a special guest at California State University Fullerton on Tuesday March 20, 2012. She  spoke to students and faculty including Dr. Lezlee Hinesmon-Matthews History of Racism class. She also  spoke at the Women’s Resource Center of the university on that same day.

 
African Restoration Project / Long Beach
Work/Study Lecture Series
 
Presentation features:
 
Dr. Uche Theresa Ugwueze
 
Author, Radio & TV Broadcaster,Professor of Africana Studies / CSULB
 

Thursday March 1, 2012

Dr. Ugwueze  spoke at the Afrikan Restoration Project/ Long Beach California on Thursday March 1, 2012.  Her paper was entitled, Gender roles and Responsibilities in African Culture, an inspiration for gender relations in Africa America.
 

March 7-10, 2012.

Dr. Uche Ugwueze spoke at the 36th Annual Conference of National Council for Black Studies in Atlanta, Georgia, March 7-10, 2012. She presented her paper entitled "Literature, Arts and Ceremonies as Resources for Socialization in African Culture."
   
 
Dilemma for Democracy Conference, March 7, 2011 at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Dr. Uche Ugwueze  presented a paper entitled “Strengthening the Ties that Bind African and African Americans: Exploring Pathways to Mutual Political and Economic Empowerment” at the Dilemma for Democracy Conference, March 7, 2011 at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

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35th Annual Conference of  National Council for Black Studies , March 16-19,  2011. Dr. Uche Ugwueze  traveled to Cincinnati Ohio and presented a paper entitled” The Igbo Philosophy of Life as an Example of African Social Foundation at the 35th Annual Conference of  National Council for Black Studies , March 16-19,  2011.

Images from the Launch of Guns in Every House. 

Guns in Every House explores the agony, pain and effects of the AIDS pandemic on children orphaned by the scourge and brings a fresh perspective to the conversation. Julie’s vivid account of her and her sibling’s arduous journey through life after the death of their parents presents an angle never before on the most devastating holocaust of our time. It delights us with its brilliance and its compassion, and gives us a fantastic slice of life in some villages in Nigeria. It also reminds us of the different ways in which we can interpret and interrogate the plight of orphans.

 
 
 
     

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