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Emilienne Idorenyin Akpan

Instructor of Languages/Int. Director Writing Center
American University of Nigeria

Brief Profile:

Before joining the American University of Nigeria, Emilienne was a Head of School for 6 years and held other teaching, administrative and leadership positions. She is a disciplined person with personal benchmarks of performance, extremely passionate about what she does and very positive about where she works. She loves reading and writing, and has been published in a few collections. Her first personal collection titled Her African Face was published in Wales.

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Emilienne, a Writing and French instructor, currently directs affairs at the Writing Center, and is a member of two university committees. She is also the coordinator for both the School of Arts & Science (SAS) online journal, and REFLECTIONS, the students’ online creative magazine. She has participated at various self-development workshops and also enjoys volunteering, traveling, and learning about different cultures.

AUN Courses: FRE 101, FRE 102, WRI 101, WRI 102

Research Interests:

Effects of the mass media; Factors influencing the instruction and reception of new languages; Writing Center and Tutoring Best Practices/Pedagogies; Globalization.


  • Obukoadata, P.O., Akpan, E., Uduma, N.E. and Mboso, A. (2016). Thematic Narratives inherent in Political Parties’ Advertisements and Voters’ Perceptions: Analysis of the 2015 Electioneering Campaigns. In The Nigerian Journal of Communication, 13 (1): 79-102
  • Akpan, Emilienne Idorenyin (2016). ‘The Writing Center – At the Core of AUN’s Liberal Arts Education’. In Inside AUN: A Newsletter of American University of Nigeria, October-December 2016. 81st Edition.
  • Akpan, Emilienne Idorenyin (2014). ‘Moral Education’. In the 2014 AUN Academy Elementary Yearbook. Page 52
  • Akpan, I., E. Akpan, and P. Obukoadata (2013) ‘A Semiotic Deconstruction of Symbols in Print Advertising Consumers Purchase in Nigeria.’ In Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, 3 (13): 13-26

  • POETRY (as Emilienne Motaze)

    Motaze, Emilienne (1993) Her African Face, A Collection of Poems, Y-Fenni, Gwent, Wales: The Collective

    “Beyond” in Resurgence & Ecologist (RESURGENCE, 163 - MAR/APR 1994)…

    “Her African Face” by Emilienne Motaze in Running Waters and Other Poems by Angela Miri. Malthouse African Poetry. 2007

    “Refugee” by Emilienne Motaze in Private People: Self Portraits in Verse. Edited by John Jones. The Collective Press, Wales. 1999, p.18

    “Her African Face”, “Rebecca Ikotinyene Ekaette”, “The Face of Mother” by Emilienne Motaze, in Wisdom of the Crocodiles: A Selection of Poems. The Collective Writers. 1993, pp. 35-37

    “Awakening” by Emilienne Motaze, in The Valleys Poets, a quarterly magazine. Edited by Eugene Nowakowski. 1992

    “Bertie Wooster” by Emilienne Motaze, in Gentlemen of Television, edited by Michelle Abbott. Anchor Books, England. 1993, p. 153

    “Economic Crisis” by Emilienne Motaze, in Beyond The Horizon, edited by Laura Fiorini. The National Library of Poetry, Watermark Press, Owings Mills.1998, p. 254

    Making Waves in the Bay: Bay Originals, edited by Jackie Aaplin. NewEmploy Wales Limited, Cardiff. 1994

    ==> Issue No. 50, Bay Originals No.10. October 1994, “Edge” by Emilienne Motaze. Page 3

    ==> Issue No. 34, Bay Originals No. 5. June 1994, “Tender Sale” by Emilienne Motaze. Page 3

    ==> Issue No. 38, Bay Originals No. 6. October 1993, “Beyond” by Emilienne Motaze. Page 1

    ==> Issue No. 40, Bay Originals No.6, December 1993, “Melting Pot” by Emilienne Motaze. Page 2

    ==> Issue No 46, Bay Originals No. 9, June 1994, “Chepstow Bridge” by Emilienne Motaze. Page 2

    CITATIONS (as Emilienne Motaze)

  • Raji-Oyelade, Aderemi (Spring 2008). ‘Notes toward the Bibliography of Nigerian Women’s Poetry (1985 – 2006)’ in Research in African Literatures, 39 (1): 198-203
  • Raji-Oyelade, Aderemi (2007). ‘Representational Exposures: The Album of Nigerian Women’s Poetry (1985–2006)’. In Matatu – Journal for African Culture and Society, 33 (1): 293-316
  • Matzke Christine, Geoffrey V. Davis (2006). Of Minstrelsy and Masks: the Legacy of Ezenwa-Ohaeto in Nigerian Writing. Rodopi: Amsterdam
  • Interests: Effects of the mass media; Factors influencing the instruction and reception of new languages; Writing Center and Tutoring Best Practices/Pedagogies; Globalization; Instructional Technologies.


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