Author - Obi Nwakanma

Obi Nwakanma teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of The Horseman and Other Poems and Thirsting for Sunlight, a biography of the poet Christopher Okigbo, whose life was tragically cut short by the Biafran War. Nwakanma was awarded the ANA/Cadbury Prize for his first collection of poetry, The Roped Urn.


Obi Nwakanma: Blacksoil

BLACKSOIL In the thrush of blacksoil The forests are so dark they swallow Sunlight – In the valley of your mothers Where the river, Omambala Nicknamed the...