Thursday, 11 June 2009

Frederick Nnabuenyi Ugonna

Frederick Nnabuenyi Ugonna, often abbreviated to F. Nnabuenyi Ugonna (October 12, 1936, in Amaokpara/Ihitenansa, Abia, Nigeria - June 5, 1990, in London) was a Nigerian ethnologist, linguist, and writer. He is best known for his work on the Igbo language and other African languages as well as African literature.

Ugonna was the first who initiated the thesis of J. E. Casely Hayfords Ethiopia Unbound (1911) being the first truly African novel; therefore he has written an introduction for the book's second edition in 1966.

Ugonna died of prostate cancer in 1990 in London.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amaokpara Ihitenansa is in Orsu L.G.A Imo state, Not In Abia state, Fred is illustrious son of ours and we are proud of his life achievement. May his soul rest in peace.
prince Chijioke Akuneziri