Canice Ihentuge Anakoro joined his Alma-mater, Lagos State College of Education (LACOED), in 1996 as Lecturer III in English Department, where he became a Chief Lecturer, in 2016. In 2019, he gave the maiden Inaugural Lecture of the Institution, entitled, “The Creative Artist in the 21st Century”. He had served as the Co-ordinator of Foreign Languages, Head of Department, member of the Academic Board, External Moderator to many Colleges of Education, like Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos and Ansar-Ud-Deen College of Education, Isolo, Lagos. For decades, he taught on the Degree Programme of AOCOED/Ekiti State University. A member of numerous professional bodies like Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria; English Language Teachers’ Association of Nigeria; Association of Nigeria Authors, Lagos; National Association of Teachers of English in Colleges of Education and Polytechnics; National Association of Teachers and Researchers in English as a Second Language; he became a Fellow of the Institute of Policy Management Development, in 2015; and a Senior Lecturer with Lagos State University of Education (LASUED), in 2021. Born on September 4, 1962, at Obudi Agwa, he obtained his F.S.L.C. in 1976; WASC, in 1982; the N.C.E. in 1988, at LACOED; B. A. Ed. (Hons.) English in 1990 and M.A. Literature in 1995, at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he is, presently, working on his Doctorate Thesis. Specializing on Poetry, Comparative Literature, Literary Criticism and African Studies, his poetry volumes published by Amazon Publications are: Eagle on Iroko (2023), The Rape of Miss Virginia-Vanity (2024), Letters to the VC (2024), Strange Faces (2024) and Dreams and Sacraments (2024). His has other publications on criticism including Literatures of the World and Literature for Everyman. Thousands of his poems are published online on platforms like Poetry Soup, under a pen-name Canny I. Amah. He is happily married to Mrs. Ngozi Blessing, with children.

      1. Books

      Anakoro, C. I. (2024). Dreams and Sacraments. Amazon Publications.


      Anakoro, C. I. (2024). Strange Faces.  Amazon Publications.


      Anakoro, C. I. (2024). Letters to the V.C..Amazon Publications.


      Anakoro, C. I. (2024). The Rape of Miss Virginia-Vanity. Amazon Publications.


      Anakoro, C. I. (2023). Eagle on Iroko & Other Poems. Amazon Publications.


      Anakoro, C. I. (2012). Literatures of the World, Vol. 5 Lagos: Eagle Creative Press.


      Anakoro, C. I. (2012). Literatures of the World, Vol. 4 Lagos: Eagle Creative Press.


      Anakoro, C. I. (2010). Literature for Everyman. Lagos: Eagle Creative Press.


      Anakoro, C. I. (2002). Scholarship Use of English. Lagos: Anason Press International.


      1. Chapters in Books

      Anakoro, C. I. (2017) “A Pundit Toying with Death on the Eternal Road: A Review of Wole Soyinka’s The Road.” In I. Iwu, L. Ajani, D. Akanmu & E. Eze (Eds), Language and Communication in Nigeria. (pp. 140-152). Lagos: Cyrus Publishers.        


      Anakoro, C. I. (2015) The Relative Corollary of Students’ Perception of Teaching and Learning of Literature-in-English and the Use of Audio-Visual Resources. In I. Iwu, M. Dominique, L. Ajani & K. Adeniyi (Eds.), Issues in Language Teaching. (pp. 136-146). Lagos:  Cyrus Publishers.              


Anakoro, C. I. (2021) “Between Philosophy and Literature: A Critical Engagement with Akwanya’s Literature and Aspects of Causality Part I.” Journal of School of Languages (JOSLAN), 2(5), 133-140.


Anakoro, C. I.  (2018) “Marxist Literary Studies as a Panacea for Unemployment and Insecurity.” International Journal of Language Education, Communication and Development (I.J.L.E.C.O.D.), 1(3), 168-176.


Anakoro, C. I. (2016) “The Poet and Society.” WABIAZO: Journal of Nigerian Languages, 1(2), 34-48.


Anakoro, C. I. (2012) “Taboo and the Problems of Women: A Study of AkachiAdimora-Ezeigbo’s The Last of the Strong Ones and Children of the Eagle.” Journal of School of Languages (JOSLAN), 1(10), 142-151.


Anakoro, C. I. (2011) “Proverbs in the Nigerian Novel: A Study of Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Children of the Eagle. Journal of Academic Excellence. 4 (1), 146-157.


Anakoro, C. I. (2010) “The Decayed Society: A Sociological Reading of Ayi Kwei Armah’s Fragments.”Journal of School of Languages (JOSLAN), 1(9), 44-52.


Anakoro, C. I. (2004) “Reading.” Journal of English Language and Literary Studies (JOELS) 1(2), 44-60.


Anakoro, C. I. (2004) “Women and the Struggle for Survival: The Example of Feminist Propaganda in the African Novel.” Journal of Women in Colleges of Education, (JOWICEA), 1(1), 110-120.


Anakoro, C. I. (2001) “The Epic Theatre: An Experiment on Dramatic Exploration in Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage.” Journal of English Language and Literary Studies (JOELS), 1 (1), 66-77.


Anakoro, C. I. (2000) “The Relevance of Literature in National Development.” Journal of School of Languages (JOSLAN), 1(2), 19-28.


Anakoro, C. I. (2001) “The Symbiosis between Drama and Society: A Study of Ola Rotimi’s If and Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Bansi is Dead.” Lagos Journal of Further Education(LAJOFE) 2(1), 177-181.


Anakoro, C. I. (2001) “The Student-Teacher and Methods of Teaching English Language.” Lagos Journal of Further Education (LAJOFE), 1(Special Edition), 56-62.



Tetfund Sponsored Research Project:        Adeniyi, K. O., Anakoro, C. I., et al (2017). English Departmental Research Project, A Tetfund Sponsored Research Project “A Report on an Assessment of Methods of Teaching Handwriting Skills in Pre-Primary Schools: A Study of Selected Schools in Ojo, Ikeja and Badagry Local Government Areas of Lagos.”Abuja, Nigeria: Tetfund/English Department, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education,  Otto/Ijanikin, Lagos, Nigeria