Awam Amkpa is a Nigerian actor, playwright, and professor of dramatic arts.
He received his B.A. in B.A. 1982 in theater from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied under the tutelage of Wole Soyinka, his M.A. in 1987 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, and his Ph.D. in 1993 from University of Bristol, Bristol, England.
Dr. Amkpa is currently a professor of drama at New York University as well as the Director of Africana Studies at NYU. . He has also taught at Mount Holyoke College .
- Theatre and Postcolonial Desires. New York: Routledge, 2003.