Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe is visiting professor in graduate programme of constitutional law at Universidade de Fortaleza, Brazil. He specialises on the state and on genocide and wars in Africa in the post-1966 epoch, beginning with the Igbo genocide, 29 May 1966-12 January 1970, the foundational and most gruesome genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa. Among his books are Longest genocide - Since 29 May 1966 (forthcoming, 2015), Readings from Reading: Essays on African Politics, Genocide, Literature (African Renaissance, 2011), Biafra Revisited (African Renaissance, 2006), African Literature in Defence of History: An Essay on Chinua Achebe (Michigan State University Press, 2001), Africa 2001: The State, Human Rights and the People (International Institute for African Research, 1993), and Conflict and Intervention in Africa (Macmillan, 1990).
Among his published papers are “Baga & Paris: Two massacres, Contrasting responses and consequences”, Pambazuka , Issue 710, 22 January 2015, http://pambazuka.net/en/category/comment/93799 , “Does Arrow of God anticipate the Igbo genocide?”, Pambazuka , Issue 698, 16 October 2014, http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/books/93141, "The concatenation of the African role in the war of 1914-1918 or World War I", Pambazuka , Issue 683, 11 September 2014, http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92864, "Age of freedom or post-'Berlin-state' Africa", Pambazuka , Issue 680, 29 April 2014, http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91922, “Rethinking the state in Africa … Whose state is it?”, Rethinking Africa , http://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/rethinking-state-in-africa-whose-state.html , “Can’t be overstressed: What ‘civil war’ is not”, Rethinking Africa , http://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/cant-be-overstressed-what-civil-war-is.html , “On this first day of April – Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month: Genocidist generals, Genocidist ‘theorists’”, Rethinking Africa , http://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/on-this-first-day-of-april-genocide.html, “Elections in Africa – the voter, the court, the outcome”, PENSAR-Revisita de Ciêcias Jurídicas, Vol. 18, Número 3, 2013, pp. 804-836, http://www.unifor.br/images/pdfs/Pensar/v18n3_artigo6.pdf, "The Achebean Restoration", Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 48, No. 6, 2013, pp.698-709, http://jas.sagepub.com/content/48/6/698.full.pdf+html, "The Nigerian state, Igbo genocide and the Africom", Tensões Mundiais/World Tensions, Vol. 7, No. 13, Jul/Dez 2011, pp.155-168, http://www.tensoesmundiais.net/index.php/tm/article/view/249/307, and "Christopher Okigbo, the state, genocide and the peoples", Rethinking Africa, 22 April 2011, http://re thinkingafrica.blogspot.com.br/2011/04/herbert-ekwe-ekwe-on-okigbo-igbo.html