The Awka Journal of English Language and Literary Studies (AJELLS) is a bi-annual, print and online, peer-reviewed publication of the Department of English Language and Literature, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. The journal is visible online, indexed by Google Scholar. The multidisciplinary focus of AJELLS enables it to draw contributors not only from language, literature, literary criticism, linguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, stylistics, but also welcomes researches from allied disciplines such as gender studies, critical discourse analysis of media, political, medical, religious, ecological, and other discourses, psychoanalysis, philosophy of language and language therapy. Papers from Theatre and Film Studies, Modern European Languages, Igbo, African and Communication Studies and Chinese Studies are also welcome. In fact, the journal accepts language/literature-related researches in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and other related areas of specialization.