Kalu Uka

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Kalu Uka is a Nigerian academic, dramatist and literary critic who was was dean of arts at the University of Calabar and was formerly a lecturer in the Theatre Arts department of University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he was a member of the Writers Society and co-founded Oak Theatre. While at Nsukka, he served as head of the dramatic arts department and taught introductory courses on drama and theatre and included notes given on the history of the stage living with a globalized view.

He is a Member of the Smithsonian Institute and has published various titles and plays including 'Colonel Ben Brim', an examination the devastation caused by war, 'A Consummation of Fire', and 'A Harvest for Arts which was a dramatic adaptation of Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God.

Uka was born in Akanu-Ohafia. He attended Akanu Ohafia Presbyterian School, Hope Waddell Training Institute, Calabar and earned his degrees from the University of Ibadan and the University of Toronto.