Anthonia C. Kalu

A professor of black studies at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Anthonia C. Kalu is the author of Women, Literature, and Development in Africa. She has also published in Research in African Literature, Africa Today, Literary Griot, and African Studies Review.

Listed in: African Studies · African Literature · Fiction · Women Authors · African Child · Literary Studies




In her startling collection of short stories, Broken Lives and Other Stories, Anthonia C. Kalu creates a series of memorable characters who struggle to hold displaced but dynamic communities together in a country that is at war with itself. Broken Lives and Other Stories presents a portrait of the ordinary women, children, and men whose lives have been battered by war in their homeland.

“Storytelling at its best, full of subtlety and a nuanced exploration of the core issues of the Biafran tragedy.”

Emmanuel Obiechina, Visiting Lecturer of Afro-American Studies, Harvard University