Nebraska Authors

Ellen K. Eggers

A specialist on Bantu languages, including Kirundi, the author is the wife of writer Paul Eggers.

Places Lived

Chicago, IL
DeKalb, IL
State College, PA
Seattle, WA
Lincoln, NE
Chico, CA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Rhetoric; History--Burundi


Bachelor of Arts, 1976, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Master of Arts, 1984, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Ph.D., 1990, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Peace Corps Volunteer
United Nations Relief Worker
Professor of English (retired)

Places Worked

Peace Corps
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
California State University, Chico, CA


Fulbright Scholarship


Historical Dictionary of Burundi: African Historical Dictionaries, No 73 . 1997.

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