Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Ochuko Tonukari

Ochuko Tonukari is a librarian, writer, folklorist and veteran storyteller who is best known for his expertise at rendering and propagating the history and culture of his native Urhobo people of the Western Niger Delta Region. Since graduating from the Delta State University in 2005, he has been a columnist with WarriMtro Magazine, Sapeletimes Magazine, Urhobo Voice Newspaper and Delta Voice Newspaper. Not once has he been described as a magical realist due to his ramblings of amusing encounters and fascinating travelogues...Up till now. Ochuko sees Ben Okri, Gunter Grass, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Toni Morrison and Salman Rushdie as writers with whom he shares the same worldview. He writes about the ordinary and the extraordinary, drawing the reader into a world with vivid description.