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 “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