One of the best known and most prolific women playwrights of African descent, Tess Onwueme has received prestigious international awards that place her among a select group of world-class writers. A playwright, scholar, activist and producer, she creates works that explore a range of social, political, historical, cultural and environmental concerns of Nigerians, specifically women, youth and people of the relegated, underprivileged and silenced have-nots, especially those of the Niger Delta and related Third World societies. UW-Eau Claire's first Distinguished Professor of Cultural Diversity, Dr. Onwueme recently was named the first University Professor of Global Letters. With her passion for drama and storytelling and her success as a scholar, Tess Onwueme is a playwright AND a pioneer.
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