Professor Damian Ugwutikiri Ọpata is a 76-year-old traditionalist, as well as a retired Professor of English and Literary Studies in the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Writing about him in the book “Coloniality of Knowledge in Africa: Essays in Honour of Professor Damian Ugwutikiri Ọpata”, Professor Chielozona Eze, a Professor of Africana Studies Northeastern Illinois University said, “Professor Damian Opata is one of Africa’s homegrown theorists who remind us of the structures of European theories about Africa. He alerted us in his own unique way that what the European colonizers foisted on Africans is only the European view of the world… Professor Opata is a theorist of coloniality.”