Peter Anny-Nzekwue is a published and award-winning poet, a literary critic, a creative writer and a journalist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Literature from the University of Benin, a Master’s and a PhD in English (Literature) from the University of Lagos. His research interest is on the literary aesthetics of African Drama. His papers, book reviews, short stories and poems have appeared in academic journals and anthologies.
One of his many academic papers is “A Comparative Study of Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.” Peter is the author of a poetry collection, Scarlet Laughters and the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Xclusive Magazine, Ireland’s African lifestyle monthly and the first and only African magazine to break into the mainstream Irish media market.
Among his numerous honours and awards is a Certificate of Recognition issued in June 2012 by Andrew Montague, the (then) Lord Mayor of Dublin, as stated in the certificate, “in recognition of your tireless efforts and support resulting in the adoption of the anti-FGM Bill by Dail Eireann [Irish House of Representatives].”