Dr. Nonyelum Chibuzo Mba is from Nigeria. She is a Lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Abuja, Abuja. She has a PhD in Feminism (Womanism) and Gender Discourse in African Literature in English. Her other qualifications are an MA in English Literature; a BA (Ed) English, NCE; a Diploma in Computer Science (Data Processing), Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism, WASC, and GCE O-Level. In addition to The Maiden Dance, Dr. N. C. Mba is the author of Basic Study in Fiction, Literature of Black Diaspora, A Survey of the Twentieth Century American Literature, and Escapade (a novel). She has published several articles in various journals, contributed to books, and has a number of works in progress, including collections of short stories, poems, and drama. She is a member of several professional and other associations.