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Izuchukwu Ernest Nwankwo

Nigeria
Department of Theatre Arts
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
Iso Lomso Fellow:
  • 2018 Second Semester

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Ancient humour arts exemplify how satire creates a sense of community from shared laughter.  They ridiculed behavioural eccentricities ranging from the humdrum to the hallowed. Offence was not an option...
 

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Journal Article

Nwankwọ, Izuu. 2022. Ambivalence in the stand-up acts of Nigeria’s Klint da Drunk and Mr Paul. Journal of the African Literature Association, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/21674736.2022.2067735

Book/Book Chapter

Tunca, Daria and Izuu Nwankwọ. 2022. “Confronting Racism in Cécile Djunga and Trevor Noah’s Stand-up Comedy.” In Stand-up Comedy in Africa: Humour in Popular Languages and Media. Ed. I. Nwankwọ, 45-66. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag. https://www.ibidem.eu/de/contributor/index/contributorlist/id/4992

Book/Book Chapter

Nwankwọ, Izuu. 2022. “Introduction – Old Wine in a New Bottle: Stand-up Comedy and Its Dispersal across Africa.” In Stand-up Comedy in Africa: Humour in Popular Languages and Media. Ed. I. Nwankwọ, 11-42. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag. https://www.ibidem.eu/de/contributor/index/contributorlist/id/4992

Book/Book Chapter

Nwankwọ, Izuu. Ed. 2022. Stand-up Comedy in Africa: Humour in Popular Languages and Media. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag. https://www.ibidem.eu/de/contributor/index/contributorlist/id/4992

Book/Book Chapter

Nwankwọ, Izuu. 2021. Yabbing and Wording: The Artistry of Nigerian Stand-up Comedy. Makhanda, South Africa: NISC Press/African Humanities Association. https://www.nisc.co.za/products/107/books/yabbing-and-wording-the-artistry-of-nigerian-stand-up-comedy

Journal Article

Nwankwọ, Izuu. 2021. Self-censorship and Shifting Cognitions of Offence in the Stand-up Acts of Basket Mouth and Trevor Noah. Journal of African Cultural Studies, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/13696815.2021.1968806

Journal Article

Nwankwo, Izuu. 2022. Joke performance mechanics in Nigerian stand-up comedy. South African Theatre Journal. https://doi.org/0.1080/10137548.2022.2051731

Journal Article

Nwankwọ E, Izuu. 2018. Purple Hibiscus and theme of moderation as a metaphor in the evolution of contemporary Nigerian fiction. International Journal of Pedagogy, Innovation and New Technologies, 5(2), 112–121. https://doi.org/10.5604/01.3001.0012.9681

Journal Article

Nwankwọ E., Izuu. 2018. Re-engaging master narratives: Re-encountering Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Esiaba Irobi’s Sycorax. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021989418804863

Journal Article

Nwankwọ E., Izuu. 2019. Incongruous liaisons: Routes of humour, insult and political (in)correctness in Nigerian stand-up jokes. European Journal of Humour Research, 7(2), 100–115. https://doi.org/10.7592/EJHR2019.7.2.nwankwo

 

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