Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Donald Ekpeki Chovwe

Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald studied law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and the Nigerian Law School, Lagos campus. His first two published works, Mercy of the Wild and The Contract were published here on African Writer. His short story, “The Witching Hour”, first appeared in Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores and made the Tangent online recommended reading list for 2018 with two stars. It won the Nommo Award for Best Short Story by an African making him the youngest writer to win the award. His novelette The Diary of The Dark Child got an honourable mention in the second quarter of the Writers of the Future contest 2018. He was winner of the Imbube creative writing contest 2017. Some of his other works have appeared in Dwart online, Anotherealm, Selene Quarterly and Strange Horizons. He is a first reader in SFF mags Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, and Strange Horizons. He has a story forthcoming in Dominion: An anthology of speculative fiction from Africa and the African diaspora.