Authors

Chijioke Umunnakwe

Chijioke Umunnakwe is a Bioinformatics Graduate Student at Iowa State University. He is originally from Imo State, Nigeria. He covertly writes poems in the lab when no one is looking.


Obemata Abdul Mahmud

Obemata Abdul Mahmud, an attorney, lives in Nigeria and England.


Adekunle Oluseyi Afolabi


Lucius Ndimele

Ndimele is a 19 year old medical student with great interest in poetry.


Frank E. Achebe

Frank E. Achebe was born Mokwuah Joshua Izuchukwu, September 1990, in Enugu, Nigeria. He is a student of Physics and Astronomy, UNN (2012). He holds fundamentalist views of Christianity and expresses them in his writings. He also writes with the name Joshua The Boss. The works of Frank E Peretti, Chinua Achebe and others like Tchicaya U'Tamsi, John Updike and C.S. Lewis hold a strong influence on his writings. Mating and Metamorphosis is his second published work. He has also published in The Muse and is set to release his first books in 2013. He is also a rap artist who has recorded with the HolyHipHop group FourEighteenMinistries based in Nigeria.


Toni Kan Onwordi

Toni Kan Onwordi holds both a B.A. and M.A. English (Literature) degrees from the Universities of Jos and Lagos. His works have been published widely in the Art pages of prominent Nigerian newspapers and his poems have appeared in the anthology 25 New Nigerian Poets edited by Toyin Adewale. He has also had short stories published in anthologies like We-Men, Little Drops (1) and Diamond and Ashes. An award winning poet, essayist and short story writer, his awards have taken him to Scotland and Switzerland. Toni Kan is currently working on a novel, Secrets of the Untold.


Abigail George

Abigail George studied film and television production for a short while, followed by a brief stint as a trainee at a production house. She is a Christian feminist, writer and poet. She lives in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She has had poetry published in print and online. She has had short fiction published online. In 2005 and 2008, she was awarded grants from the National Arts Council in Johannesburg. She is not purely devoted to poetry but to pursuing writing full time. Storytelling for her has always been a phenomenal way of communicating and making a connection with other people. She writes for Modern Diplomacy and contributed bimonthly to a symposium on Ovi Magazine: Finland’s English Online Magazine. Her latest book Winter in Johannesburg is available on Kindle via Amazon.


Ssemutooke Joseph Kitaka


Ahmed Maiwada

Ahmed Maiwada is a Nigerian lawyer and poet. Based in Abuja, he has published two collections of poetry and a novel, Musdoki.


Anthony Ominiabohs


Adeola Ikuomola

Adeola Ikuomola is a Nigerian poet.


Biodun Idowu

Biodun Idowu is a poet, short story writer and playwright. An avid writer and reader, she has had performances with artistes of great repute both in music and poetical oratory and has been published in four international anthologies. She has an exploratory oratory CD called "Roamings" with the single "Omi" as the official song for the charity GAAP, several journals, anthologies and newspapers within and outside the UK.

Of Nigerian origin, she describes herself as "a child of earth and waters." Her main style of performance is the combination of Yoruba ancestral traditional songs with the modern lyrics of poetry. Her choral heritage features heavily in her art form and it continuously evolves in her performances.

She was Bolton FM Online newsreader in 2007-8 and mentors with the Bolton Racial Equality Commission and Bolton Museum and Library. Since her arrival in the UK, Abi has been involved and performed with distinguished poetry groups as Write Out Loud, Dead Good Poets, Apples and Snakes, Commonword and Maikeda. She is featured on the Write Out Loud website and also has her own website. Currently, she works in collaboration with Manchester's finest women writers called Riftcuts through Commonword's sponsorship.


Dzekashu MacViban

Writer, bookworm, critic, freelance photo journalist, Dzekashu MacViban's works have appeared in Songs For Tomorrow (Cameroon Poetry in English), Palapala Magazine and Saraba Magazine. He lives in Cameroon. His blog.


Zino Asalor

Zino Asalor studied Computer Science at the University of Benin and has gone on to become a Network Engineer as well as an Entrepreneur. No matter where he runs, the shadow of words, both written and spoken, is never far. He is currently working on his first collection of poetry, The Diary That Became Man and other poems. Also in view is his novel, Tell Me Something.


Chidozie Chukwubuike

Chidozie Chukwubuike received formal training in theatre arts. He teaches Literature in English at Calvary International Secondary School, Orji, Owerri North L.G.A. Imo State. His literary works are anthologised locally and internationally. He is the author of 'On the brink of doom' (a play). He is currently the General Secretary of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Imo State chapter.


Ikhide R. Ikheloa (Nnamdi)

Ikhide Roland Ikheloa is the Chief of Staff to the Board of Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Maryland, (MCPS) USA, where he has been working since 1987, beginning as Business Manager at Gaithersburg High School and as a Budget and Management Specialist for MCPS. He is a bachelor's degree holder in Biochemistry from the University of Benin and an MBA degree from the University of Mississippi in Oxford Mississippi.


Ike Anya

Ikechuku Anya is an MSc student of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. This medical doctor with a deep love of reading and the arts co-founded the Abuja Literary Society.


E. E. Sule

E. E. Sule is the pen name of Sule E. Egya, a professor of African Literature and Cultural Studies at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University. He is a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and of the African Humanities Program. Besides academic work, Egya also writes poetry and fiction. His poetry volume What the Sea Told Me won the 2009 ANA/NDDC Gabriel Okara Poetry Prize, and the AWF/Anthony Agbo Prize for Poetry. His novel Sterile Sky was long-listed for NLNG Prize for Nigerian Literature in 2012, and won the 2013 Commonwealth Prize, Africa Region.


Segun Akinlolu

Segun Akinlolu is a performance-poet, a singer who strums along to a guitar as he chants his poetry to audiences across continents. A graduate of veterinary medicine from the University of Ibadan, Akinlolu is the author of Waiting For The Bones (1997) and Thinking Big (2000). The latter is a recommended text for high schools in Lagos, Nigeria.
Also known as Beautiful Nubia, a name under which he has recorded three music albums (Seven Lifes, Voice From Heaven and Jamgbalajugbu), he has been twice nominated for the South African Kora All-Africa Music Awards. A member of The League of Canadian Poets, The Songwriters Association of Canada and the Association of Nigerian Authors, he has been featured in several anthologies, including 25 New Nigerian Poets. He is also the author of a poetry CD titled On A Cold Evening.


Jude Dibia

Jude Dibia is a graduate of Modern European Languages (German) from the University of Ibadan. He is the author of three published works: Full Cycle was published as a novella by Hint's Thrills and Booms series in 1999. His novel 'Walking With Shadows' was published by BlackSands Books in 2005. Walking With Shadows has generated some mild controversy due to it's subject matter that tackles male sexuality in Nigeria. Walking With Shadows was an ANA/NDDC Ken Saro Wiwa Prose Prize finalist in 2006. Unbridled, Jude's second novel was published in April 2007.


Maik Nwosu

Maik Nwosu, editor of The Source news magazine in Lagos, is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Syracuse University, New York, as a university fellow. Also a fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany, his first poetry collection, Suns of Kush, won the Association of Nigerian Authors/Cadbury Poetry Prize in 1995. The judging panel, chaired by Professor Theo Vincent, described him as "an important new voice in Nigerian poetry. Taking their origin from his immediate environment, Maik Nwosu's poetry works in wide lyrical sweeps, often brilliantly, dwelling, sometimes with humor and eloquence, on the black man's plight." His first novel, Invisible Chapters, was awarded the Association of Nigerian Authors Prose Prize in 1999. In his review, Odia Ofeimun, former president of the Association of Nigerian Authors, underscored its presentation of "a nuanced picture" that unveils "the unchanging ways of power as they have not been so studiously presented since Wole Soyinka's Season of Anomy." Obi Nwakanma, arts editor of Sunday Vanguard at the time, had earlier noted: "No novel, not since Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah, has created, and with such power, the mood of our post-colonial society. Maik Nwosu's novel has finally declared the arrival of the new generation, and the inexorable passing of the old." Nwosu has also published a collection of short stories, Return to Algadez, and a second novel, Alpha Song. As a journalist, he has received both the Nigeria Media Merit Award for Arts Reporter of the Year and the Nigeria Media Merit Award for Journalist of the Year.


Segun Akinyode

Segun Akinyode studied at Lagos State University, Lagos. He used to sleep a lot. However, the need to continue writing has substituted sleeping with reading, writing, walking, and eating fruits. He is currently a teacher in the General Studies Department, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.


Chika Unigwe

Chika Unigwe is the author of the widely acclaimed novel, 'On Black Sisters’ Street' and winner of the 2012 Nigeria Prize for Literature.


Senator Ihenyen

Senator Iyere Ihenyen was born in Lagos, but hails from Esan-West L.G.A., Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.  He writes poetry, short fiction and engages in literary research. Recognised by a U.K-based organization, Outspoken, in 2006 as 'one of the significant voices in Africa pushing the boundaries of contemporary African Literature.' The late and respected Nigerian editor and critic, Okey Okpa, had described the young writer as his 'future Poet Laureate' in 2008.

While some of his poems have been published in local dailies such as the Daily Times, New Age and Business Times, his early works have also been featured in international anthologies published by the U.K.-based Anchor Books, Poetry Stop, Canada, and the U.S.-based Voices Network, where his poetry has been given special international recognition.

Currently in a full-time Law Degree programme in the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, he has been serving as the Campus President of Golden Minds Centre, a youth-focused organisation. With an inveterate interest in Literature, especially creative writing, Colourless Rainbow: Poetry of My Childhood is forthcoming from Coast2Coast, Lagos.


Omale Allen Abdul-Jabbar

Omale Allen Abdul-Jabbar is a Masters degree holder in Law & Diplomacy (pen name Mmaasa Masai). Ex-Chairman, Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA, Plateau chapter, as well as Ex-PRO and Ex-Officio member of ANA at the National level. He has been awarded twice the Korea/Nigeria Poetry prize and the maiden winner of the PEN/Nigeria Saraba Poetry prize 2011. His maiden poetry collection ''Behold, Your Scented Daughters'' was published in 2012. He writes poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. His work has been published in Hints, Daily Times, Weekly Trust, Fifty Nigerian Poets, Punch, THESE! Magazine online, etc. He was a Finalist on Poetry.com in 2002 for the poem "Love affair" and subsequently published in the anthology "Letters from the soul", The Ker Review, Blackbiro online, ANA Review, amongst others. His work also appeared in the anthology CAMOUFLAGE. He is influenced by the works of Toni Kan Onwordi, Helon Habila, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ben Okri, Isabel Allende, Margaret Artwood, Pablo Neruda, Maik Nwosu, Toyin-Adewale-Gabriel and David Njoku. Omale lives in Abuja, Nigeria, with his wife and five children.


Francis Ohanyido

Francis Okechukwu Ohanyido is a Nigerian poet, oral African Historian, Fine Artist, Philosopher and an advocate of the Neo-African Renaissance (Afrisecal movement). He has won many accolades in both the arts and the sciences. He studied at the University Of Jos, (Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery 1991-2000) and the Imo State University (post-graduate diploma in Hospital and Health services administration with bias for Public Health medicine 2000-2001). He is the foundation President of Nigeria Telemedicine Development Alliance. He is a member of many international humanitarian organisations such as the South African - based Doctors for Life International. He is also an active member of Kaduna Writers League and Association of Nigerian Authors, Kaduna state. Ohanyido is currently working on a novel, The Red Cap.


Sandra A. Mushi

I am an artist. Practicing Interior Architecture Designing. I used to write a lot back then. But with work and all, my time became tight. I went on a holiday in April 2004 and took with me a few books by Maya Angelou and Iyanla Vanzant. I then started some soul searching which got me into writing - first into poems and now into short stories - I haven't looked back since then. SANDRA'S DEN.


Nnedi Okorafor

Zahrah the Windseeker (Houghton Mifflin) is Nnedi Okorafor's first novel. Her second novel, Ejii the Shadow Speaker, is published by Hyperion Books for Children. Nnedi's short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines, including Dark Matter II, Strange Horizons, the Margin Anthology of Magical Realism and Writers of the Future, Volume XVIII. Nnedi lives with her daughter, Anyaugo, and family in Illinois.


Oscar Mubila

Oscar Mubila is a teacher of English and Drama resident in Lusaka, Zambia. He has written several short stories and essays which he mainly shows to friends.


Amatoritsero (Godwin) Ede

Amatoritsero (Godwin) Ede is a poet and MA student of literature at the Hannover University in Germany. He has had poems featured in Voices From The Fringe, Junge Nigerianische Lyrik, The Fate of Vultures (BBC Prize winning poems) and a host of journals, newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Collected Poems: A Writer's Pains & Caribbean Blues. Ede won in 1998 the All Africa Okigbo Prize for Literature. He is a founding member of the German chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors.


Umar Abubakar Sidi

Umar Abubakar Sidi:  attended the Nigerian Military School, Zaria and the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.   A member of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Kaduna Chapter, has written several poems and short stories, and was a nominee for poet of the year 2002 by the International Library of Poetry. His email. His website.


Eyitemi Egwuenu

Eyitemi Egwuenu was born in Benin City, Nigeria. He attended Edo College Benin, and graduated from The University of Benin, Nigeria, as a Medical Doctor in 1999. His poetry has been featured in A Melody Of Stones, An Anthology of Contemporary Nigeria Writing.


Molara Wood

Writer, freelance journalist and sometimes, a poet, MW has lived and studied in Nigeria and the UK. She has lived in the 3 Ls in fact - Lagos, London and Los Angeles - more life spent in the first 2, than the third. Her writings have appeared in a number of publications. She writes on a broad range of the Arts. She is the author of 'Indigo' - a collection of stories.


Dela Bobobee

Dela Bobobee was born in Aveyime-Battor, in the Volta Region of Ghana. He was educated in Ghana and Nigeria. He holds a B.A (Hons) degree in English, and a Masters of International Law and Diplomacy (MILD) degree, both from the University of Lagos. He is a published playwright, poet, short-story writer, and also an actor who had most of his literary works published on the internet and in the "SHUTTLE", a campus literary journal while still in the University of Lagos. He has won several prizes and awards for his literary works. Dela Bobobee is regarded in most circles as an environmentalist poet as most of his thematic preoccupations are on environmental degradation, and very vehement in calling on the industrialized nations to ratify and implement the Kyoto Accord. He plays the guitar, piano and tenor sax. He sees multilingualism as a very great asset, be it African or foreign languages. He is also very enthusiastic in learning foreign languages such as French, Spanish and German languages. Dela Bobobee is also into professional video production, directing, scriptwriting, and video editing. His video production is mostly directed towards wildlife preservation, animal documentary, and very passionate about the preservation and promotion of the rich African cultural diversity. He is currently working hard to produce his first feature film about the "Trokosi" vestal virgins syndrome in Ghana.


Obakanse S. Lakanse

Obakanse Lakanse, poet, teacher and literary essayist holds a B.A in English and an M.A in Literature-in English. He has published his poems and essays in some of the country’s best-selling newspapers and on Africanwriter.com


Sumaila Isah Umaisha

Sumaila Isah Umaisha is the Literary Editor of New Nigerian Newspapers. He has written two collections of short stories, The Last Hiding Place and Other Stories and Burning Dreams. He also has a collection of poems, hell@heavensgate. His works, in poems and short stories are featured in several anthologies, including Vultures in the Air, edited by Zaynab Alkali and the Swiss writer, Al Imfeld; WE-MEN, edited by Nduka Otiono and E. C. Osondu. Umaisha is the immediate past Publicity Secretary (North) of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and the current chairman of the Kaduna State chapter of the association. He was awarded a literary merit award by the Kano State chapter of ANA in 2002. He is a joint winner of the 2005 ANA award for the Literary Journalist of the Year.


Chielozona Eze

Nigerian writer and philosopher, I teach African and World literatures at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.


Rosemary Esehagu

She was born and raised in Nigeria and moved to America in 1997. She has a BA in Psychology and is currently pursuing a graduate degree. As a child, she enjoyed serving as her peers' storyteller. She now writes mainly poems and short stories.


Ogaga Ifowodo

Ogaga Ifowodo is Assistant Professor at Texas State University, San Marcos. Trained originally as a lawyer, he is also a poet and author of three books of poetry, the last being The Oil Lamp. His poems have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Massachusetts Review, Crazyhorse, and The Dalhousie Review, among others.


Lakunle Jaiyesimi

Kunle Jaiyesimi is a Poet, Scriptwriter, Pharmacist and Pharmacy Teacher. He has short stories published as contributions in Wobbled Words: Stories Inspired By Real Life.


Mobolaji Adenubi

Mobolaji Adenubi, is the author of five books, namely: Splendid, Empty Arms, Tales From Times Before, Creation and Other Stories and FS The Man and His Times. A graduate of Reading University, Berkshire (UK), Swansea University, Wales (UK), and Stanford University in California, she retired from the Federal Civil Service in Nigeria to devote her time to writing short stories, biographies and novels. The pioneer president of Women Writers of Nigeria and past vice chair of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Lagos Chapter, Adenubi won the Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka sponsored All-Africa Okigbo Prize for Literature in 1995.


Niran Okewole

Niran Okewole was born in September 1977. He studied Medicine at the University of Ibadan. He won the MUSON Festival Poetry Prize in 2002 and 2003. He also won the ANA (Oyo State) Drama Prize in 2000. The poems are from the collection, Logarhythms, published in 2005 by Khalam Editions. He is currently on a residency programme at the Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba,Lagos.


Tolulope Ogunlesi

i was born on the 3rd of march 1982 in edinburgh, scotland. i came to nigeria in september 1983 and I've been here EVER SINCE. i attended st bernadettes private school, abeokuta, nigeria from 1984 to 1990. then i went to the international school, university of ibadan, ibadan, nigeria from 1991 to 1997. i'm a final year pharmacy student of university of ibadan, nigeria. my poetry has been published in The Guardian (Nigeria) and also on storymania.com. i hope to write bestsellers in fiction and non fiction, maybe win a Nobel, a Booker, a Caine (well, not exactly in that order).


Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is the author of The Quest for Nina, a novel. He is the winner of the 2007 BBC African Performance Playwriting Competition and the Amatu Braide Prize for Prose in 2008. He has just completed work on his second novel.


Kole Ade-Odutola

Kole Ade Odutola is a teacher, poet, photojournalist and activist. He has a first degree in Botany, a Masters degree in TV/Video for Development from the University of Reading (UK), a second Masters degree in Organisational Communication from Ithaca College, and a Ph.D in Media Studies from Rutgers University. The author of 'The Poet Fled' and 'The Poet Bled' lectures in the USA. His latest book is 'Diaspora and Imagined Nationality: USA-Africa Dialogue and Cyberframing Nigerian Nationhood', published by Carolina Academic Press, USA.


D. M. D. Goodhead

D. M. D. Goodhead. has a Bachelors in literature from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and a Master of Fine Arts in fiction from the University of Washington. He won third place in the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright literary competition in 1999. He will be concluding his Ph.D. in literary theory and criticism in June 2008. In addition to theory and criticism, Goodhead's other areas of interest are African and African Diaspora Studies, Post-colonial Studies, Theatre and movie-making.


Isaac Attah Ogezi

Born in 1976, Isaac Attah Ogezi attended the University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State where he obtained his LL.B (Hons) in 2002. He proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Abuja, and was called to the Nigerian Bar on 12 October, 2004. Currently, he is a practising lawyer based at Keffi, Nasarawa State of Nigeria. He is published in The Rocks Cry Out (an anthology of ANA, Jos Chapter, 2002), Five Hundred Nigerian Poets (2005) and several national dailies in Nigeria. He writes plays, poems, short stories and literary essays.


Damola Awoyokun

Damola Awoyokun, a former Associate Editor of Glendora Review, former Managing Editor of Farafina Online, lives in Ibadan.


Vera Ezimora

I am from Anambra State, and was born on the 14th of January in Leningrad, Russia, at some point in time; hence the name Vera, which means 'faithful', so if any man is considering having me for a wife (which all men should, lol), he should know right now that I will be faithful, if he is. I used to speak Russian fluently, but have since forgotten it due to 'lack of speaking'. I currently reside in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and I am in school with a major of Nursing (which is trying to drain the life out of me). I enjoy doing a lot of things like reading, writing, sleeping and spending other people's money, of course. I have aspirations to change the world for the better like any other person; one of my major aspirations is to one day wear a thin platinum band with an emerald rock on my left ring finger (*hint hint*). Imagine a world where my bright, sparkling diamond is blinding everyone's eyes. Now that's a Verastic world! (and a better world, might I add). If for any reason, any man is not sure what to expect from me, let him please refer to my 'Verastic Manual', and my 'Verastic Code Of Conduct' for answers to all FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). In case you're wondering if there is any special someone in my life, well, there is, and his name is Compaq; it's amazing the things he does for me; he's not like any other man I have ever known. I do not know what else I am supposed to tell you, but if you need to know more, please start by sending me some flowers. Blue roses preferably.


Uche Peter Umez

Uche Peter Umez has won awards in poetry, short story and children novel writing. He is the author of 'Dark through the Delta' (poems), 'Tears in her Eyes' (short stories) and 'Aridity of Feelings' (poems).


Razinat Muhammed

Dr. Muhammed is a lecturer at the University of Maidguri.


Obiwu Iwuanyanwu

Obiwu studied at universities in Nigeria and at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. His books include The Unspeakable Protocols of the Great Injunction (2009), Tigress at Full Moon (2009), The World of Barack Obama (ed., 2009), Igbos of Northern Nigeria (1996), and Rituals of the Sun (1992). His essays include Roy Campbell and the Animal Father (2009), The 'R' in Hospitality (2008), South African Hunger and Literary Excess (2007), The Pan-African Brotherhood of Langston Hughes and Nnamdi Azikiwe (2007), and The History of Nigerian Literature, 1772-2006 (2006). His awards include the Charanjit Rangi Leadership Award for Faculty Professional Excellence from the College of Arts & Sciences, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio (2008), Golden Key International Honor Society (2008), Resolution Recognition from the Greene County Board of Commissioners, Ohio State (2007), 'Applause' Award from Xenia Daily Gazette, Xenia, Ohio (2007), Phi Beta Delta Award for International Scholars (2000), and Fellow of the International School of Theory in the Humanities (1998). Theoretical Principle: Great Literature Rides on the Back of Historical Landmarks.


Denrele Ogunwa

Denrele Ogunwa is a journalist and poet currently residing in England. Her poetry, articles and columns have appeared in newspapers and magazines in Nigeria and England. An aesthete and lover of jazz music, Denrele's muses are passion, darkness and light, not necessarily in that order. Her poems re-echo the theme of escape from night into dawn, a consistent search for doorways that lead out and away from the present into some other place full of promises and new beginnings. She is featured in the German translation of Nigerian poetry selected by Uche Nduka, Junge Nigerianische Lyrik. She has a degree in Political Science.


Sylvester Asoya

Profile coming soon.


Rosie R.

I see myself as an observer. I like to see both sides. I prefer to play devil's advocate. I firmly believe no one is ever always wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. I determine the worth of a person by how much love he/she gives to those around them, how hard they work at being better in everything they do and how much time they spend not judging other people's shortcomings and inadequacies.


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.


Henry Akubuiro

Henry Akubuiro writes for Sun News.


Adebayo Akinloye

Studied Mass Communication at The Polytechnic, Ibadan. Graduated in 2002. Served in Lokoja, Kogi State. Have strong bias for poetry and creative writing. Co-authored an anthology [with Gbenga Ogundare]: GENESIS. Have other collections waiting to be published. I strongly believe in love, in sacrifice. They say it takes some madness to be a poet; I have some measure of craze!


Sefi Atta

Sefi Atta is a Nigerian writer. Her first novel Everything Good Will Come was awarded the inaugural Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature. She is also the author of a novel, Swallow, and Lawless, a short story collection.


Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi, poet and critic, was born in 1972 and obtained a First Class Honours degree in French Studies from the University of Ilorin (1992). He subsequently obtained a Master’s degree and a PhD in the same discipline from the Universities of Ibadan and British Columbia respectively. He has since pursued a career as a scholar of Francophone and Anglophone African and Black Diasporic literatures and cultures. He is a two-time Fellow of the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and has guest-lectured widely in Universities in Africa, Europe, and North America. He has contributed essays on literature and culture to several learned journals, literary reviews, newspapers, and edited books. He regularly serves as a manuscript reviewer for literary publications. His poetry collection, The Wayfarer and Other Poems won the Association of Nigerian Authors Poetry Prize in 2001. He is currently an Associate professor of Literature at Carleton University, Ottawa Canada, and Director, Project on New African Literatures (PONAL).


Wumi Raji

Wumi Raji is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK.


C. Uche Onuora

Husband, father, and irrepressible optimist, Uche Onuora lives at the intersection of arts and technology, being a serial technology entrepreneur and aspiring poet who believes in the need for interdisciplinary efforts to synthesize the tech and art sub-cultures.

Uche moved from Abuja, FCT, Nigeria to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 2014. He is a Co-Founder of HITCH - a locally-relevant platform for African schools that intelligently curates the best educational videos, automatically aligns them with local curriculums and textbooks, and stores them for convenient student and teacher access offline.


JKS Makokha

JKS Makokha is a Kenyan writer living in Berlin, Germany. He is the author of Reading M.G. Vassanji: A Contextual Approach to Asian African Fiction (2009) and co-editor of a new volume on African literary criticism, Negotiating Afropolitanism: Essays on Borders and Spaces in Contemporary African Literature and Folklore (2010) with Jennifer Wawrzinek. Makokha teaches courses in African and South Asian literatures at the Institut fur Englische Philologie at the Freie Universitat Berlin.


Itoro Paul

Itoro Paul lives in the United States.


Fon Tuma

Fon Tuma is a twenty-four year old poet and author, born in English-speaking Cameroon. His debut literary work 'Talk of the Night' is currently undergoing publication review. It is a collection of smouldering, recondite prose marked by a propensity toward nocturnal and humanistic themes. He is currently working on a historical fiction set in Pre-Colonial Cameroon which bellows the advent of the Germans and the tribal resistances that followed.

Raised Roman Catholic, he is an ardent Agnostic and in his own words, harbors 'A wanderer's foot'. Fon Tuma has lived in Bangalore, India for the last 4 years.


Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

Isidore Emeka Uzoatu majored in the history of African Christianity at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Converted to creative writing by his elder brother, he abandoned his doctorate for stints on the staff of Crown Prince, Nigeria's pioneer male magazine, and Mister, its follow-up, in Lagos. He edited the latter before retiring to full time writing and a daytime job managing a trading company in Onitsha. Vision Impossible, his first novel, took twenty years to complete. He is married with children.


Tony Marinho

Tony Marinho is a doctor, social commentator, writer and poet. He runs Educare Trust, a non-governmental organisation.


Chiedu Ezeanah

Chiedu Ezeanah has a B.A. (Hons.) and an M.A., both in English, from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Journalist, newspaper editor, poet published countless times in anthologies and newspapers, he won the Music Society of Nigeria Festival of Poetry Competition in 1999 and 2001. He is the author of THE TWILIGHT TRILOGY. Poet and professor, Niyi Osundare, considers Ezeanah "the bardic voice of his generation and one of the finest."


Sanya Osha

Sanya Osha is a philosopher, novelist and poet living in Pretoria, South Africa. His most recent publications include the novels, An Underground Colony of Summer Bees (2012), and On a Sad Weather-Beaten Couch (2015), the volume of poetry, A Troubadour’s Thread (2013), and the work of scholarship, African Postcolonial Modernity: Informal Subjectivities and the Democratic Consensus (2014). He works at the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria.


Chris Chinwe Ulasi

Dr. Chris Chinwe Ulasi has been a professional communicator, scholar and researcher for over fifteen years. A screenwriter, producer, and poet, he was from 1993-1996 journal editor and book editor of the Journal of Nigerian Affairs (formerly CONPO REVIEW). He is the Executive Editor of USAfrica, a community newspaper, and The Black Business Journal both based in Houston. He has published scholarly articles, poems (DrumVoices Review, Summer-Fall 2000), book chapters, and presented papers at numerous conferences. He has been a consultant on International Communication and Development for the International Education Foundation in Austin, Texas.

Since 1988, he has taught courses in Media, Culture & Society, International Communication, Screenwriting, Film Theory, Aesthetics, and Media Criticism at Texas Southern University's School of Communications. A TSU graduate himself, Ulasi holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communications, MA in Telecommunication Policy and Administration, and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in International Communications.

Chris is a member of several professional organizations, including African Studies Association and the International Communication Association, and is very active in local and nationally based social and cultural organizations. A film producer and director, Chris has to date produced four feature length films: Material Witness (Songhai Filmworks, 1994) and The Kangaroo (Songhai Filmworks, 1995), The Stalk Exchange 419 (Songhai Filmworks, 1997, and the fourth film as a producer, Return of the Exile, which he co-wrote with Don Okolo is currently in distribution. Chris co-directed the feature film Blood n Destiny with Don Okolo in 2009. Another project by Ulasi, a documentary film examining the lives of the Nigerian emigrant community in Houston, is currently in pre-production.

His new book of poetry Demigods of the Rainy Season is forthcoming in Summer 2010. He lives in Houston, Texas USA.


Peter Kayode Adegbie

Peter Kayode Adegbie is a pastor, writer, filmmaker and cultural entrepreneur. He is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Newcastle University. Peter's work focuses on building inter-generational and inter-cultural bridges; he is originator and creative director of 'Changing Perspectives Project'. He is also director of 'Culture Parade', a community interest company that provides a melting pot for communities to share their heritage, their arts, literature, drama, fashion and cuisine with the wider community. Peter as winner of the Northern Film and Media Capture documentary scheme in 2007 made the acclaimed documentary, 'Same Faces, Different Stories' for Community Channel. He is winner of Newcastle University Enterprise Challenge Award for Culture and Creativity 2009, and Dr. Tony Trapp ABC Award 2009. Peter who served as a Christian missionary in East and Central Africa for eight years is founder and senior pastor of Sunderland Chapel of Light. He is married to Theodora, a legal practitioner, and they have two children.


Mudrakat Alabi-Macfoy

A law graduate, Alabi-Macfoy loves writing because "it creates a portal of multiple understanding and diverse interpretation of words on different levels." She believes the "exercise of thought and pen brings life, love, pain and liberty to your finger tips."


Emeka Ogaraku (Akaraka)

Emeka "Akaraka" Ogaraku is a Pastor based in Germany.


Mbizo Chirasha

Mbizo Chirasha was born in 1978 in Zvishavane District in Zimbabwe, and was inspired by his social surroundings at a young age. As a young man, Mbizo quickly gained prominence as a performing poet and writer both in Zimbabwe and internationally. The themes of his poetry include children's rights, politics, social lives, gender issues, praise and protest, culture and African pride. Mbizo's poems can be read in print, but are even more powerful when performed by the dynamic poet himself. With a vision of using his poetry to promote peace, healing, stability, and cultural freedom, Mbizo is a poet with commitment, talent, and a desire to perform whenever and wherever he can.


Olumide Akinwumi-Oke

Olumide is a great admirer of Wole Soyinka and Niyi Osundare. A graduate of Law from the Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye, Olumide reads avidly and has a great love affair with television. He writes poetry, drama and prose.


Chidi Anthony Opara

Chidi Anthony Opara is a Nigerian Poet and News reporter. He obtained a professional diploma in Advertising from Century Communications Academy, New Delhi, India, in 1985 and subsequently, worked in the private sector where he rose to managerial positions and thereafter, became a private consultant.

He is the founder of a public information project called Chidi Opara Reports. Married with children, some of Opara's poems are collected under the titles Homeland Melodies and Other Poems and Moonlight Monologue and Other Poems. His works are also available on websites like Poemhunter.com and AuthorsDen.com.


Numero Unoma Giese

A photographer and writer, I raise funds for charity and work at making a difference in a world that has been better to me than to too many of my fellow humans.


Jania Likea

Born in Lagos, Nigeria. Lived in Ghana, Togo, Nigeria. Interests: Arts, Music, Religion, Philosophy, Cuisine.


Kola Tubosun

Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún is the author of the chapbook Attempted Speech & Other Fatherhood Poems. His works span the intersection of literature and linguistics. He can be found on twitter at @kolatubosun, on his blog at KTravula.com, or at YorubaName.com where he’s curating a multimedia dictionary of Yorùbá names.


Tembong Denis Fonge

Tembong Denis Fonge, born in the South West Province of Cameroon, holds a DEA in English Literature and a Postgraduate Teacher's Diploma. He is currently a research student in the Department of English, University of Yaounde, Cameroon.


Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu is the author of God of Poetry, Satan's Story, A Play of Ghosts and The Missing Link. A 2008 Caine Prize for African Writing nominee, he wrote the text for Scottish photographer Owen Logan's caricature of Michael Jackson's visit to Nigeria entitled Masquerade. He lives in Lagos and is married with children.


Tade Ipadeola

Tade Ipadeola is a published poet and a lawyer. His first collection of poems 'A Time of Signs' was published in 2000. His second collection 'The Rain Fardel' was published in 2005. His poetry has won several awards in Nigeria and his poem 'Songbird' won the Laurel in poetry at the 2009 Delphic Games at Jeju, South Korea. Ipadeola is president of PEN Nigeria Centre.


Richard Ugbede Ali

Richard Ugbede Ali is a Jos, Nigeria, based poet working on his first novel. He is the Secretary, Association of Nigerian Authors, Plateau State Chapter {JosANA}. His interests are history, chess and discoursing. His Blog.


Fungisayi Sasa

I am a full-time writer living in the United Kingdom. My love for English has always pushed me to write stories and compose poetry.


Jekwu Ikeme

Jekwu Ikeme is a scientist, poet and public affairs commentator. He obtained his MSc and PhD from Oxford University and De Montfort University, both in the United Kingdom. He has had poems featured in Okike - an African journal founded by Chinua Achebe, and ANA Review - the official journal of Association of Nigerian Authors. His poem was also featured in "Halala Madiba", a collection of poetry in honor of Nelson Mandela. He has two unpublished collection of poems: Encumbered we stand akimbo and The coming of light or the crucifixion of darkness. He has published numerous articles and scientific papers in Newspapers, anthologies and journals around the world. He currently lives in the US where he runs his corporation.


Bode Asiyanbi

Born January 18, 1982 in Nigeria, Bode Asiyanbi has a degree in Microbiology from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and currently works in one of the leading financial institutions in Nigeria. He was the 2005 Winner of the BBC African Performance Playwriting prize. He also writes for the BBC world service trust in Nigeria.


Ismail Bala

Ismail Bala is a lecturer in English at Bayero University, Kano. In addition to numerous academic papers he has published his poems in many national and international journals, anthologies and newsletters. He's working on his first collection of poems.


Felix Abrahams-Obi

Obi Felix is a Physiotherapist and writer based in Abuja. He is a member of the Association of Nigerian Authors, as well as Abuja Literary Society. The writer has written many articles, poems, short stories and essays which have been published in Nigerian newspapers and anthologies. He is the moderator of Cry of Adam Network, which is devoted to bringing emotional and spiritual healing to the wounded.


Danny Bagucci

Born in 1979, I was fortunate to be introduced to poetry by my mother who was an English Literature major at the then University of Ife during the mid 70's. I trained as a Corrosion Engineer in Nigeria and have gone on to practice for a number of years post graduation. I currently spread what time I have between practicing in the UK, blogging and writing a collection of short stories, Growing Up, which aims to capture the unique perspective of a kid growing up amongst academics in Nigeria.


Olumide Omoyele


Wirndzerem G. Barfee

Wirndzerem G. Barfee was born on August 1, 1975 in Kumbo, Bui Division, North West Province of Cameroon. He read Mass Communication at the University of Jos, Nigeria, holds a BA in Linguistics and MA in American Literature from the University of Yaounde I where he is currently doing his pre-doctoral DEA with critical interests in eco-criticism and feminism. A two-time participant of the British Council/ Lancaster University CROSSING BORDERS pan-African creative writing program (2004/2006), he had earlier been a selected participant in the BBC/BRITISH COUNCIL Environmental Writing Workshop in 1996. He recently, with a national grant, published a poetry collection, Bird of the Oracular Verb (Iroko Publishers, 2008) and is awaiting in 2009, the publication of his short story, Jury of the Corrupt, which has been included in the Anthology of Cameroonian Short Stories (CCCPress, UK). He also has a passion for songwriting and has written songs in Lamnso (his native tongue), English and French for two local artists. A graduate of the National School of Administration and Magistracy, specialising in public finance, he works with the Ministry of Finance, Cameroon.


Konye Obaji Ori

My name is Konye Obaji Ori. I am a Nigerian international student at the University of Indianapolis. I am a student poet, fiction writer and playwright. I have been published in several international magazines and I have had several literary appraisals, as well. I am hoping to be a sounding literary voice of Africa as I intend to wheel a change in the political and Socio-economic scene of things with the voice of my pen. I am hoping to publish my anthology of short stories, plays and poetry, as soon as I get a chance. I write so eyes can run through my words and into a better world.


Dayo Adefila

It is true that Dayo Adefila has always loved reading indiscriminately almost all his life. Perhaps that's why he can be found disgorging poems at the world every once in 6 months or writing slightly off-centre but humanist sci-fi stories once every year or so. Dayo has had a few poems and stories published "here and there" and is really happy being amongst distinguished company here at africanWriter.com. He is a tech entrepreneur and Co-Founder/COO at HotSauce - the leading Marketing and Technology firm in Nigeria. He is also a former Copywriter, former Brand Specialist and former Head of the Account Planning department at Insight Communications Lagos - making you wonder at his holding a 1997 Bsc. Political Science degree (UNILAG). He is a member of the National Institute of Marketing Nigeria.


Fr. Remi Okere C.S.SP

Remi Okere is a Holy Ghost Father from Nigeria. He is serving in the Catholic diocese of Des Moines, IA. He has written several poems and articles. He is the author of Channel of Hope: Poems and Reflections.


Mdika Nick Tembo

Mdika Nick Tembo was born on 11th July 1975. He holds a BEd in Literature and History from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. His poems and short stories have appeared in Malawi's popular Weekend papers, The Weekend Nation and Malawi News. He is currently a Staff Associate in the Department of Linguistics and Literature at the Catholic University of Malawi. He is also pursuing his MA (Literature) studies at Chancellor College.


Cletus Nelson Nwadike

My name is Cletus Nelson Nwadike and I was born in Nigeria. I have lived in Sweden for almost two decades and I have published four books of poetry and a children's book called The Elefant in the Mirror, illustrated by Annelie Johansson. My first poetry collection called A Short Black Poem has been translated and published in the US by CC. Marimbo Berkeley, Ca. I have received four awards for my work. I also write short stories for the radio. I try to write but words are not enough...


Uchenna Shadrach Franklin

Uchenna Shadrach Franklin contributed these pieces from Nigeria.


Donny Kingsley Okoh

Donny Kingsley Okoh studied Telecommunications Engineering and ICT before abandoning them for a career in creative writing. He has Bsc degrees in Telecommunications, Information and Communication Technology and a HND in creative writing.
As a writer in the Nigerian Home movie industry and theatre, he has written many screen/stage plays amongst which are: Frontmasters (2005), Irene Hope (2004), Cocoanut Princess (2004), Sound of the drum (2002) and many more.
As a writer in England, he has written many stage plays some of which are Cultural Conflict (2005), Talking Drum (2006) and Dancing Monkey (2006).
He has equally taught drama and creative writing as parts of literature in secondary schools in Nigeria and was the national secretary of the Screen Writers Guild of Nigeria (2004-2005).
The author currently works as a systems Analyst during the day and works as a writer during the night. Unsung Song is his first collection of poems.


Al-Kasim Abdulkadir

Al-kasim Abdulkadir’s works have appeared in the anthology Dance steps at Dawn, Echoes of young minds, Drum voices Revue (Uni. of S/Carolina U.S.A Eng. Dept. Journal), Unique Madmen. (ANA Niger anthology of short stories), Verses in Absencia, Melody of stones (PEN Nigeria Centre), Pregnant skies, New Beginnings (British Council Nigeria). In 2004, he was the writer in residence at the Foundacion Valparaiso, Spain. Aside writing short fiction and poetry, he works as a broadcaster in Abuja, Nigeria.


Lola Shoneyin

Lola Shoneyin's poetry has often been called "daring", "different". Author of "So All The Time I Was Sitting On An Egg" and "Song Of The Riverbird", Shoneyin is a graduate of Ogun State University and alumnus of the International Writers Programme at the University of Iowa.


Sihle Mthembu

Sihle Mthembu contributes from South Africa.


Chima Iwuchukwu

Dr Chima Iwuchukwu graduated from the College of Medicine and Surgery, Abia State University, Nigeria.


David Diai

David Diai holds a B.A. English (Literature) degree from the prestigious University of Ibadan and a PGD (Journalism), from the IIJ. A Poet and Novelist, his works have been published widely in the Art pages of prominent Nigerian and International newspapers and Journals. His poems and short stories have also appeared in several anthologies in Nigeria. Regarded as an original and remarkable poet, essayist and short story writer, he has been at the vanguard of galvanizing the literary environment in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria, not only as the founder of the Niger Delta Writers Network, but indeed as the initiator of other literary bodies across the area. He is a renowned Journalist and is currently the Publisher of Flashpoint Newspaper, the leading regional Newspaper in Delta state and the very credible online newspaper Flashpointnews Online. He is also the Chairman of the Delta Literary Forum. His first Published collection of Poems is titled Vernal Incantations. His second is Crosses on the Hilltop and the most recent published collection is Ashflakes. He is also working on a book of short stories titled: A Beard is a Beard and Other Stories.


Padmore Agbemabiese

Dr. Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese, a Howard Seely Scholar, is a renown Ghanaian poet and scholar who has received numerous awards for his poetry and scholarship. Recently, he was the recipient of the Nnamdi Azikiwe 2007 African Award for Journalism and Scholarship and Julius Nyerere 2007 African Award for Community Development. Currently, he lectures at The Ohio State University. As a bilingual poet, he has published in both English and Ewe, one of the Ghanaian languages. Some of his poems have been translated into Swahili, Chinese and Hindu languages. His Ewe titles include Senyee Wom Alea (1996) and Migblem Di Kpo (1996), while his English titles include The Smell of Exile (2008), Flames of Love, (2007), and Voyages (2003), With Guns and Roses (1999), Prophecy (1998). He has also published critical essays, short stories and poems in various magazines and journals including Essence Magazine, Come Into Our Whirl, African Weekender and Taj Mahal Review (India).


Amitabh Mitra

Amitabh Mitra is a poet, artist, publisher, filmmaker and a medical doctor based in East London, South Africa. A widely published poet on the web and in print, Amitabh has held many exhibitions of his poetry art. A Slow Train to Gwalior; is a CD of his ten most popular love poems recited against a background of Indian and African traditional music. A documentary film incorporating his love poems is being produced in South Africa. He edits an international print poetry journal , 'A Hudson View' and a journal focussing on Southern African Arts, 'Inyathi'. More about him at amitabhmitra.com and Poets Printery


Prince Jacon

Born in the city of Aba, Prince Jacon is a poet, playwright, short fiction writer and essayist. Aside being shortlisted in the Akwa Ibom at 25 Poetry Contest (2012), his works have also been published on Africanwriter.com (Nigeria, 2009), Sunday Sun (Nigeria, 2009), Diversion Press (USA, 2011), DIOGEN Magazine (Italy, 2012) and DT.LAB Publish Underground project (USA, 2013). He is the current Custodian of The Writers’ Community, a group of student-writers at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. While he is working on his first collection of short stories he is also working on kicking off Literalution Concept and Solutions which he founded as an initiative to proffer solutions to problems in Nigeria and beyond through the use of literary works.


Kunle Shittu

Kunle Shittu holds both a B.A. in Communication & Language Arts and M.A. in International Communications from the Universities of Ibadan and Leeds, England. Some of his works have appeared in a few Literary Journals. He is passionate about writing, lives and works in Lagos as a Brand Management Consultant.


Hana Njau-Okolo

Hana Njau-Okolo was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She currently lives and works as a Legal Assistant at a national law firm. Hana is Vice-Chairperson of The Association of Kenyan Professionals in Atlanta, a non-profit whose mission is to promote the wellbeing of its members through the mobilization of resources and talents. Hana is also founder of a non-profit cultural organization engaged in promoting African culture and education for children, the Njau Foundation. Hana is the daughter of pioneer African artists: author Rebeka Njau and artist Elimo Njau; she writes poetry and prose in her spare time. She and her husband live in Atlanta, Georgia with their three beautiful children.


Charlina Daitouah

I am a Liberian, a wife, and a mother. Writing is my passion, my safe retreat from the rest of the world. I reside presently in Monrovia, Liberia with my family.


Tendai Marima

Tendai Marima is a Zimbabwean currently undertaking a PhD in Zimbabwean Women's Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.


Baba Olutunde Olufemi

Baba Olutunde Olufemi studied radio, film and television communications at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is the 8th generation of a Griot traditional family. He now lives in Atlanta and is a member of the Black Storytellers of Atlanta. He is committed to keeping the family tradition alive through songs, poems, folktales and fables. He is the Author of a collection of Oral poetry, Folktales and Fables entitled A Griot's Compositions being released in the spring of 2008.


Syerramia Willoughby

I grew up in Freetown, Sierra Leone and I work as a sports journalist for BBC World Service in London.


Titilope Sonuga

Deeply immersed in Yoruba oral tradition, Titilope formed a love of spoken word at a young age. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, her family immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta when Titilope was 13 years old. She describes her poetry as a means to reconcile her African roots with her Canadian identity. She has performed at The Roar Spoken Word Festival, Poetree Open Mic, Afro Quiz, Legacies 2008, Ribbon Rouge and several events around Edmonton. She recently graduated from the University of Alberta with a Civil Engineering degree, but continues to share her words within the Edmonton community. Her words are pure, honest, and grab straight for the heart.

 Visit her BLOG.


Nnaemeka Oruh

Nnaemeka Oruh majored in English, at the University of Port Harcourt, where he graduated as the best Graduating student of the 2002/2003 session. Oruh is interested in Poetry, and other forms of Creative Writing. He is an Essayist who has been published in various websites, and Newspapers in Nigeria and abroad. Oruh's basic area of focus is the travails of the Nigerian youth, and indeed the political problems of nigeria, which he believes is the root cause of all the problems in the country.


Uchenna Ekwerenmadu

Profile coming soon.


Carol Basudde

Basudde, a Ugandan, lives in sweden


Henry Ajumeze

Born in Delta State of Nigeria, Ajumeze Henry holds a BA in Theatre arts from the University of Calabar. His poems have been published on the arts pages of most Nigerian newspapers, and in such anthologies as FOR KEN, FOR NIGERIA, edited by E.C. Osondu. Henry Ajumeze currently lives in Senegal.


Nducu wa Ngugi

Nducu wa Ngugi is an educator and writer from Kenya Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  His writing has appeared in such magazines as Wajibu and Pambazuka. 


Stephen Oladele Solanke

Stephen Oladele Solanke was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1967. He is a holder of the following degrees: a BA.Ed in English Language, an ME.d in Educational Management and an MA in English (Literature). He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in English (Literature). A teacher, he has the following literary works: Poetic Analyses for Senior Secondary Schools 1998, Literature in English Guide for Junior Secondary Schools 1999, Anthology and Analyses of Poems for Senior Secondary Schools 2001, Literary Guide for Junior Secondary Schools 2004, 28 Poetic Voices 2005. A few of his poems like we are, the now, moo have been published in the works of The International Library of Poetry, America. In 1999, he won the Editor Choice Award for the poem moo which was published in The Woodland Echoes by the same body. He is also included in Jerry Agada's(ed) Five Hundred Nigerian Poets.


Olasunkanmi Sanusi

Sanusi is a radio and television broadcaster. A script writer, professional voice - over artiste and recipient of PABHA AWARDS (Pan African Broadcasting & Heritage Awards), he is also a published poet. He has produced reports for CBC, radio"Global Village" programme in Canada, news organisations and he is a member of the SEARCH & GROOM initiative working for the plight of the homeless in Nigeria. Sanusi has also contributed to Community radio projects, AMP FM and Voice of Africa radio in London.


Austyn Njoku

Austyn Njoku studied French Language and Literature at the University of Port Harcourt. A poet and short story writer, Njoku's poems have been published in recent anthologies like Passport to the New World (edited by Sunny Ayewanu in collaboration with The Nigerian Commission for UNESCO) and the International Library of Poetry anthologies. More of his poems have been published in Nigerian national newspapers and magazines and put to Baroque music in THE SOUND OF POETRY. His first collection, I've Been A Crew, got an Honourable Mention in the Cadbury Association of Nigeria Authors (ANA) Poetry Competition. Scents of Dawn is his second. The former Treasurer of ANA, Lagos chapter, is sadly now deceased.


Selome Araya

Selome Araya is a community activist that has coordinated and helped to organize numerous projects and programs with various organizations in the U.S. and in Africa. She recently completed a Masters of Public Health in Forced Migration and Health from Columbia University in New York.  
 
Ms. Araya currently works as a consultant and reporter with Fahamu-Networks for Social Justice in Africa. She is a member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, working to ensure the human rights of Black people in America. She is also a published freelance writer and is the producer of “The Courtyard” with Debo Kotun on KPFK Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles. Her writings and thoughts can be found at Selome Araya.


Doreen Chimangah

Chimangah, a Zimbabwean female, lives in London.


Emeka Azuine

Emeka Azuine graduated with honours in Mass communications from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and won the university’s Alhaji Babatunde Jose award for excellence in writing.  He practised journalism and worked with international NGOs in Nigeria. Emeka currently resides in United Kingdom where he concluded graduate studies in International relations. His writings have been published in various media in Nigeria, United Kingdom, and United States of America. He is working on a poetry collection Rhythms of Agony.


Olufunmi Aluko

Olufunmi 'Renikeji Aluko is a graduate of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan. Her poem, Wandering Souls, received the first prize at the Youth Poetry Competition organized by the Italian Embassy sponsored Communion and Liberation Movement. Published in the Association of Nigerian Authors poetry anthology, A Volcano of Voices, her poems have also appeared in The Guardian newspapers. An actress, singer and freelance journalist, Aluko also writes short stories and plays.


Abiola Adegboyega

Adegboyega is based in Canada.


Barthosa Nkurumeh

Barthosa Nkurumeh received his formal art training at the University of Nigeria, an institution synonymous with the Uli style, an established school in contemporary Nigerian art which borrows from Uli body decorations, traditional wall paintings, ritual objects, etc. He has worked in several media including metal-smithing, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking and painting. His poems, drawings and articles have appeared in numerous publications including Contemporary African Art, Black Artists, The Anthill Annual, West Africa, Prisma. and New Traditions from Nigeria: Seven Artists from Nigeria. He has been featured in more than seventy art exhibition in worldwide. Nkurumeh has completed a number of artist-in-residence programs and several art workshops and lectures for schools and museums in the US. Between l993- 2000, Nkurumeh taught art at Cheyney University and Clarion University, Pennsylvania. He attended the Teachers College - Columbia University, New York for doctoral studies and he completed work on a PhD. in art education at the University of North Texas, Denton.


Akeem Lasisi

Akeem Lasisi is known for his experimentations with oral Yoruba and English poetry. A graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, he won the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and Cadbury Poetry Prize for the year 2000 with Iremoje. A well-known performance poet and journalist with The Comet Newspaper, Lasisi is also the author of Wonderland and Post Mortem.


Toyin Adewale-Gabriel

Toyin Adewale-Gabriel is the author of Naked Testimonies, Die Aromaforscherin and Flackernde Kerzen. She is the editor of 25 New Nigerian Poets and co-editor, Inkwells and Breaking The Silence. She is a Fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude and has been Writer in Residence at the Villa Waldberta, Munich and The Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators, Visby, Sweden. An MA degree holder from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Adewale-Gabriel has published poems, stories and book reviews in various journals and newspapers. She has served in an executive capacity on the board of the Association of Nigerian Authors whose official annual journal, ANA Review she also edited. Toyin who has read her poems and stories to audiences in Nigeria, South Africa, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Italy and Luxemburg founded the Women Writers of Nigeria, WRITA, in 1991.


Qudus Onikeku

Onikeku Qudus is a Dancer, Acrobat, Actor and writer. Qudus has been a word in the world of choreography in Lagos. He has toured over 25 countries around the globe, known in Africa, Europe and the Caribbean for his his dance art, as well as with his recent project "Do we need Cola-Cola to dance?" that toured around Africa. Qudus, currently a student of the National Higher school of Circus Arts, France, majors in ACRO-DANCE.


Nnamdi Ben Nneji

Nnamdi Ben Nneji trained as a computer network engineer and works with an IT firm in Lagos, Nigeria. He has a great love for learning and reads very wide. He also enjoys writing poetry and short stories for leisure.


Ubong Anwana

Ubong Anwana lives in Calabar, South Eastern Nigeria. He is a graduate student working part time with a media house in Port Harcourt. He is currently working on a book and has many unpublished literary pieces.


Olatunji Ololade

Ololade is a Journalist, Columnist, Novelist and Poet. He is the author of “Reality Bites – A collection of poetic essays”


Dike Okoro

Dike Okoro, a critic and scholar of African literature, is a professor of World Literature at Olive Harvey College, Chicago. He received his PhD in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and both his MA in American Literature and MFA in creative writing from Chicago State University. He is the editor of three anthologies of poetry and the author of two books of poetry. He is widely published as an essayist, reviewer, poet and short story writer.


Ejovwoke Ophori

Ejovwoke Ophori is graduate student at  Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Pious Elemchukwu Okoro

Pious Okoro writes in from Chicago. An educator with the Chicago Public School, he received a Masters degree in Biology from Chicago state University in 1998. His poems have been published in journals and newspapers such as Warpland, Sentinel, Sunday Times, Times international, Weekly Sunray and Weekly Democrat. He won the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award in 1998.


Emmanuel Sigauke

Emmanuel Sigauke was born in Zimbabwe, where he started writing at the age of thirteen. After graduating from the University of Zimbabwe with a BA in English, he moved to California where he completed graduate studies. He teaches English at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, where he is an editor of the Cosumnes River Journal. Sigauke is the moderator of Africa Poets, a Google Groups discussion forum.


Rukayat Ololade Aliyu

Rukayat Ololade Aliyu is a published poet and spoken word artist based in Brooklyn, NY.  Born in Ijesha, Lagos Island, her works deal passionately with the plight of our people and solutions to the problems we face.  Her blog.


Abdulrasheed Yusuf

I'm 19 and I'm in my first year at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, studying veterinary medicine. I love literature and most times I find myself tearing away from school work at my own peril all in a bid to share my joys and my pains in the world of words.


Dele Afolabi

Dele Afolabi was born in Ibadan. He studied Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. He has published a collection of stories - 'Molara's Revenge' Malthouse Press. 2006


Enekwe Ginikanwa

Profile coming soon.


Tubal Rabbi Cain

Profile coming soon. His website.


Ololade Adewuyi

A graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ololade Adewuyi is a journalist based in Ghana. Currently attached to Ovation International Magazine, he is an avid reader, speaker and photographer. He has also written for The Guardian, Lagos, The Star and Business Week both in Accra. When not writing for the media, he takes time to write poetry and short stories.

He intends to make his own films in the future. Email. Blog.


Efeduma Eseoghene

I am the Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager-West Africa for Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited. I reside in Lagos and I am 43 Years Old. I am Graduate of English Language and have a Masters in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management from The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. I am Married with three Beautiful Kids.


Elizabeth Z. Tshele

Elizabeth Z. Tshele was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Cornell University in the US. She is better known now as NoViolet Bulawayo, the pen name under which she published her multi-award-winning debut novel, 'We Need New Names.'


Tope Adeboboye

Tope Adeboboye writes for Nigeria's King of the Tabloids, Lagos-based The Sun newspapers. A former Senior Correspondent with Saturday Punch, Tope has won a couple of awards, including the prestigious Nigeria Media Merit Award's Features Writer of the Year (2000/2001) and the International Library of Poetry's Editor's Choice Award. He currently lives in the United States.


Mary Opaluwa

Coming soon.


Niyi Juliad

Niyi Juliad lives in Lagos, Nigeria. Born to a mother who used to be an oral traditional poetry performer, like her father whose gift in oral traditional poetry was well-known among his contemporaries.
Some of his works have been published in some literary magazines and national newspapers. Some have recently been accepted for publication in the annual literary magazine of Poetry International, San Diego State University.

He is currently working on a novel and a book on poetry.


Deji Akanni

I grew up in Surulere in lagos and I am working as a medical lab technologist in LUTH. I enjoy soccer in my free time and I am active also in music and poetry followed naturally from there!


Anne Axis

Anne Axis contributed these poems from South Africa.


Remi Raji

Remi Raji, a.k.a. Aderemi Raji-Oyelade, Ph.D., a lecturer at the Dept. of English, University of Ibadan, is the author of A Harvest of Laughters. The book, a poetry collection, received the Association of West African Young Writers VOCA Award for Best First Published book in 1997. It also emerged joint winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors and Cadbury Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in anthologies like Voices From The Fringe and For Ken, For Nigeria, as well as in journals and newspapers like The Guardian, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Review and The Nigerian Tribune. Raji, the widely traveled past chairman of a state branch of ANA, is currently the National Coordinator of the revived International PEN (Nigeria Center) and editor of the ANA Review, the official journal of the Association of Nigerian Authors.


Unoma Nguemo Azuah

Unoma Azuah is a poet, novelist and a college professor. She shares her time between the US and Nigeria. Her debut novel, Sky-high Flames won the Urban Spectrum award and her second novel, Edible Bones won the Aidoo-Snyder book award. On Broken Wings: an anthology of best contemporary Nigerian poetry, which she edited, has just been published.


Olu Oguibe

Olu Oguibe, PhD., is legend in intellectual circles in Nigeria, most notably at the University of Nigeria where he set all sorts of academic records that continue to confound. The author of A Gathering Fear, A Song from Exile and Songs for Catalina, all collections of poetry, Olu has won all shades of grants, scholarships, academic and literary awards, including the All-Africa Okigbo Prize for Literature. Perhaps his most haunting poem, I Am Bound to This Land by Blood, is an anthem to the muses of pain and protest at literary gatherings. Oguibe is also a poet of the canvass, a visual artist who has had solo exhibitions the world over since 1988. He was at the University of South Florida (Stuart Golding Endowed Chair in African Art) before his current position (Senior Fellow, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New School, NY). In his words, just call him 'an independent scholar and curator.' He says he has ceased writing poetry. We hope not!


Folasayo Dele-Ogunrinde

Folasayo Dele-Ogunrinde succumbed to stomach cancer in 2013. Her life revolved around her creative endeavors: writing, performing spoken word to afro-beat folk music, telling stories visually either as a mixed media artist or as a filmmaker. She trained formally as a Scientist, earning a graduate degree, but found the flirtatious tango with her muse more appealing. This calling led to her quitting her job with a major pharmaceutical company to follow her passion. An award-winning published author ('The Woman With a Past' and 'Conversations With The Soul at 3:00AM'), her other interests were reading, interior design, traveling, creative cooking, medicine and the pursuit of a healthy holistic lifestyle. She also enjoyed savoring the beauty of other cultures through their cuisine, music and art. She was a long-time friend of Africanwriter.com


Dike Chukwumerije

I studied Law at the University of Abuja between 1996 and 2001 and attended the Nigerian Law School in 2002/2003. I went on to obtain a masters degree in law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2005. I am currently studying for a professional qualification in management accounting (CIMA).


Akeem Oyalowo

A poet. An Arsenal fan. A Muslim. I am brand crazy. An extremely Nigerian Nigerian. I live for laughter and love.


Clarius Ugwuoha

Clarius Ugwuoha is a poet and novelist. He is based in Nigeria.


Chika Okeke

Chika Okeke is an artist, curator and art historian. His own work has been shown in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America. He has co-curated such groundbreaking shows as Seven Stories at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1995), The Short Century at the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2001) as well as the Nigerian pavilion at the First Johannesburg Biennale. He is an academic consultant for Documenta11, Kassel. Okeke is a member of AKA Circle of Artists, and the Committee for Relevant Art, Lagos. He has written widely on the work of Nigerian and African artists. His current research at Emory University, Atlanta is on Nigerian art during the independence decade.


Osita Okoroafor

A lawyer with a firm in Lagos, the poems featured here may be Osita Okoroafor's first public exhibition of his works. He has an unpublished collection of 90 poems titled Graveside Chronicles. He is also exploring writing plays. In his words, poetry "is a thread of nostalgia woven by the needle of life's experiences into a mosaic of enchanting dreams, pains - and sometimes nightmares".


Angela Amalonye Nwosu

Angela Amalonye Nwosu has worked as a teacher, a book editor, a romance writer, a freelance journalist, and a literary critic. “Feminique,” a column she maintained in the Sunday Vanguard (a prominent Nigerian newspaper) for four years, was devoted mainly to issues concerning women. She has published a collection of poems, Waking Dreams. Nwosu currently lives in Denver, Colorado. 


Uche Nduka

Uche Nduka is living and working in Holland. His books include Flower Child, Second Act, The Bremen Poems and Chiaroscuro. His first prose book titled Belltime Letters appeared in 2000. The winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors Poetry Prize for 1997, his passion at the moment is organic farming.


Hamzat Kassim

Hamzat Kassim is currently studying Electrical Engineering at Morgan State University. He began his writing career with poetry but has since then moved on to short stories, plays and musicals. His work has been featured in The Sable Quill and will soon be appearing in The Mithril Lode, an Anthology by the Writer's Association. Besides writing, he enjoys studying, reading for pleasure, sports and attending cultural events.


Sean Adetula

Sean Adetula, an attorney, worked briefly with the United Nations in England before relocating to the United States. He is based in Washington, DC.


Nnorom Azuonye

Nnorom Azuonye is the author of "Letter To God & Other Poems" (2003). Founder and Administrator of Sentinel Poetry Movement, and Editor of Sentinel Poetry Quarterly, he has published poems, short fiction and interviews in international journals including; Agenda, Orbis, World Haiku Review Poetrybridge, Flair, Keystone, Poetry Monthly and Kenwood Review among others. His poems have also appeared in the anthologies; "Voices Against Racism: 100 Poems Against Racism" (UK 1998. Thomas O'Flaherty ed.) and "For The Love Of God" (Singapore 2004. Desmon Kon et al. eds.) nnoromazuonye.com
Sentinelpoetry.org.uk


Alexander Orok

Born in Calabar, Cross Rivers State of Nigeria, Orok is the CEO of Xecutive Poets International, a non-governmental organisation in Nigeria.


Perpetual Emenekwum-Eziefule

Emenekwum, like many writers from Nigeria, grew up devouring the works of Soyinka, Emecheta, Achebe and Alkali. She received the Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Poetry 2000 second place prize with her poem "Curves of Change" featured here. A Master of Arts degree holder from the University of Ibadan, Emenekwum is a member of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), the Nigerian Union of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and Publicity Secretary of the Women Writers of Nigeria (WRITA).


Uduma Kalu

Uduma Kalu holds a University of Nigeria BA in English, as well as a University of Ibadan MA, also in English. Winner of the University of Nigeria First Prize for Poetry, amongst others, Kalu's poems and stories have appeared in anthologies like 25 New Nigerian Poets (Ed. Toyin Adewale-Gabriel), Trembling Leaves (Ed. Bunmi Oyinsan), A Volcano of Voices (Ed. Steve Shaba) and ANA Reviw. He works as a journalist at The Guardian Newspapers, Lagos, Nigeria.


Olubukola Kwegan

"I grew up around women, strong loving women that taught me how to live and how to love. I've always been an emotional lady, and I guess that is where my love for poetry and the written word comes into play, for what is Poetry without Life and vice versa?"

Kwegan grew up in London, England and only relocated to the US (where she has been sharpening her talents for penning poetry) a few years ago. She hasn't been published in any major anthology or literary magazines yet, but that's only a matter of time. She is currently working on a Poetry CD (with some other poets), and a "Poetic/Artistic book centered on the black sub-soul culture in America expressed through words"


Karo Umukoro

My father is a published poet and once a member of ANA, Kaduna chapter. Also my eldest brother, Mr. Samuel Umukoro, is an author and a journalist for the Vanguard. Last year, he published his first book (a compilation of short stories) entitled, Once upon a Monday. My infant steps begun in a small town known as Kawo, in Kaduna State, Nigeria. I grew up with the cows and fulanis. Wherein I was enchanted by the undefiled beauty of nature: beholding the green green graze, ears of legume dancing in the wind and gazing at the sun sailing on the bosom of River Kaduna every noon, also the small hills that crouched around. When I was barely eight years old, I was stolen from my love. Because my father had to move over to buzzing Lagos state, to better his lot. I saw Lagos as a dame whose maiden beauty has wilted. My romance with poetry started when I left high school. Though while in high school, I offered literature, but the yearning to write grew in my heart when I finished. And the Bible is my greatest source of inspiration, from it I learn to appreciate poetry and literature as a whole. Because I saw that even the Bible contains the three forms of literature: poetry, prose and drama. Currently, I work as an elementary Maths/English coach. Lastly, my soul's sole dream, is to weave a unique style into the poetic art, perhaps step into the wide sandals of Professor Wole Soyinka, Niyi Osundare and the host of others.


Kayode Aderinokun

Born in Kano, the cosmopolitan commercial headquarters of Northern Nigeria, Kayode Aderinokun was educated both in Nigeria and the United States. A regular contributor to national newspapers in Nigeria, he is a successful businessman with interest in banking, mining and commerce. And poetry of course! A past chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Lagos Chapter, Kayode's maiden collection of selected poems, Inferno In the Rain, has been described as 'a remarkable achievement.' He lives in Nigeria. Kayode is happily married with children.


Victor Ehikhamenor

Victor was born in Edo State, Nigeria, and grew up sorrounded by the folk traditions, spiritual festivals and art that now flower in his paintings and poems. He says of his works, "I am looking beyond the surface of everything?to commune with the spirits I have to look beyond the surface. And if we all do we will be surprised at what we see." Oddly enough, Victor who obtained his degree in English and Literature works as a UNIX Systems administrator, the interesting mixture of art and technology that the need to gestate the creative spirit until it can support itself fosters in many artists. Victor who currently resides in Maryland says the late poet and literary critic, Dr. Frank Uche Mowah, was his mentor. He is the author of Sordid Rituals, a collection of poems.


Oliver Mbamara

Oliver Mbamara is a NY-based lawyer and Administrative Law Judge. An actor, dramatist and poet, Mbamara is also the founder and brain behind three websites. He runs a regular column in African Newsreel and his poems and articles have appeared in diverse publications.


Alexander Nderitu

Alexander Nderitu is a Kenyan Writer and IT expert. In 2001, he became one of Africa's first 'digital novelists' with the Internet publication of his signature thriller, 'When the Whirlwind Passes'. In 2004, he was nominated for the Douglas Coupland Short Story Award for his spy story, 'Life as a Flower'. In late 2007, Nderitu won a Theatre Company prize for his comedic stage play, 'Hannah and the Angel'. In 2009, two short Nderitu stories, 'Rock and Republic' and 'A Cold Day in December' were both shortlisted in the Kwani?-organised writing competition whose theme was 'The Kenya I Live In.' His most recent works are: 'The Moon is Made of Green Cheese' (poetry) and 'Kiss, Commander, Promise' (short stories). His literature is available in English, Japanese and Arabic.


Jude Ifeme

Jude Ifeme is a writer and member of Abuja Literary Society. He is based in Abuja, Nigeria.


Tristan Jacobs


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.


Konju Oruwari

I am a US-born African of Nigerian parentage based in New Jersey and a former graduate student (MA, Africana Studies, NYU, 2008). At present I am a research assistant, blogger (One, Two), activist and massage therapist. I have previously been published as a biweekly columnist in the Rutgers Daily Targum. Currently, I am seeking publication on a recently completed novel called An Android Reads the News about the quest for freedom and identity of two androids, one programmed to be a comic minstrel and the other, a magical negro. I am also writing another novel which, from a magical realist perspective, explores the absurdities and uncertainties of life in contemporary America as experienced by people of color and immigrants.


Shola Asante


Awi Oluwafisayo

Awi Oluwafisayo is a student of Medicine & Surgery at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.


David Kiarie

I am a dynamic creative/fictional writer from Nairobi, Kenya, who has written and published widely online and offline.


Suzanne Ushie

My name is Suzanne Ushie. I am a twenty five year old woman from Cross River State and a graduate of English and Literary Studies from University of Calabar. Currently, I am a copywriter in an advertising agency in Lagos. I've contributed to elan (nextonsunday) and my dream is to become a well known author. It wouldn't be bad if I am the first Nigerian author to have a number one book on the New York Times Bestseller List. When I am not filling my head with lofty dreams, I like to curl up with a good book, catch up with my girlfriends or Tweet.


Eghosa Imasuen

Eghosa Imasuen, a Nigerian novelist, was born on 19 May 1976. He has had his short fiction published in online magazines like blackbiro.com, African-writing.com, africanwriter.com, and thenewgong.com; and has written articles for Farafina Magazine. His first novel, To Saint Patrick, an Alternate History murder mystery about Nigeria's civil war, was published by Farafina in 2008 to critical acclaim. He was a member of the 9 writers, 4 cities book tour that was concluded in early June 2009 in Nigeria and was named 'writer of the festival' at the 2009 Lagos Books and Art Festival. He is also a medical doctor and lives in Benin City, Nigeria, with his wife and twin sons.


Edozie Uka

Edozie is currently based in Nigeria.


Henry Chukuwuemeka Onyema

Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema was born in 1975 and educated at Imo State University and Lagos State University. He is a Lagos-based writer and teacher.


A. A. Rufai

Rufai writes from Nigeria.


Minna Salami

Minna Salami is of Nigerian and Finnish heritage. She grew up in Nigeria, leaving in her teen years for Sweden where she completed studies in Political Science. Thereafter she has lived in Spain, New York and now London. She is a writer, a performance poet and a blogger with great interest and intense love for the African continent, its people and its development. Her short stories have been published in magazines like Daydream, and upcoming anthology called Hyperkinetic. Salami's blog,


H. Abiola

H. Abiola is a recent MFA graduate in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. Her aim is to shine a light on the plight of the deaf in Africa and worldwide. Being deaf herself, H. Abiola has had first hand experience with the struggle of what it feels like to be perceived as an insignificant minority. Besides writing, she's an avid artist who dabbles in painting and drawing. Currently, Abiola resides in the USA. Her poems can be found in the Deaf American Anthology.


Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

Sylva Nze Ifedigbo is a 2007 graduate of Veterinary Medicine, UNN. He won the Short Story prize in the Abuja Writers' Forum Literary contest (2009) and 2nd Prize in the ASUU National Undergraduates Short Story Competition in 2006. Spectrum Books published his novella, Whispering Aloud in 2007. He contributes to many online forums and dailies.


Okey Egboluche

Okey Egboluche hopes to change lives through his writing. He studied Freelance and Feature writing at the London School of Journalism. Also a practicing Optometrist, he loves art, traveling and making friends.


Jeffrey Jaiyeola

Jaiyeola Jeffrey is an uncanny blend. Poet, Songwriter, Author and Hip Hop Rap/Spoken Word artist...He was born in Lagos Nigeria,in his Lagos Island hometown (he will vehemently oppose you if you declare Lagos a 'No man's land'). As a kid, he was influenced by Local Poets like the late Mamman Vatsa and later on caught up with the works of the Late Ken Saro Wiwa. he also read almost anything he could lay his hands upon, including Yoruba poetry. Shakespare and a host of other poets would later make their mark on his mind. By the time he was in high school, he started writing his own rhymes and short stories which continued till the University. He had a career to pursue, and since no one would understand a Scientist with a passion for the arts, his pieces were only performed during his stints as Comedian/Musical Programme Anchorman. A long hiatus followed, during which time he obtained a first degree as a Geologist and a Masters in Applied Geophysics. He would later pick up his pen with a passion to make his mark and contribute his own quota. Jeffrey was involved in the Poetry For Charity Vol 1 and 2 Project along with other poets, which was compiled by Chiedu Ifeozo. He currently runs a blog called RANTINGS OF THE TALAKAWA, which he describes as Tantrums of the disenchanted.


Austin Kaluba

My name is Austin Kaluba. I am a journalist with the national paper Times of Zambia. I am currently doing a creative writing course at Oxford University.


Fredrick Chiagozie Nwonwu

I am a writer based in Lagos. I do a bit of freelance journalism and scriptwriting, but my mainstay is short stories with an ethnic flavor. I have a poetry book and I am working on two novels.


Kanute Tangwa

Kanute Tangwa is a professional translator and freelance writer based in the Cameroons. His weblog


Jacob Ado

Jacob Ado, a BA graduate of English Language, is based in Jos, Nigeria.


Mojolaoluwa Caxton-Naibi (Jola Naibi)

Mojolaoluwa Caxton-Naibi (Jola Naibi) was born and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and currently resides in the USA. She has written several short stories some of which appear on her blog. Ms Naibi writes primarily in English, is fluent in French and can read and understand Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. She is the author of Terra Cotta Beauty.


Elnathan John

Elnathan John is a Kaduna born writer and legal practitioner. A native of Kaduna State, he recently published his debut collection of short stories titled DAYDREAMS ETCETERA. He lives and works in Abuja.


Emmanuel Iduma

Emmanuel Iduma's first novel, I Believe in Red, is what he is working on. Born in 1989, he has written other published and unpublished short stories and poems. He is a student of Law in a Nigerian university, where he resides with his parents.


Joy Isi Bewaji

Joy Isi Bewaji is the author of Eko Dialogue.


Gloria Bwandungi Mugarura

I am a story teller. I've been telling stories since I was a child, when I'd wake up in the morning and stress the family out about listening to some crazy dream I've had at night. The madness continues even though my morning audience has shrunk.

I'm passionate about African stories and even more passionate about Africans telling African stories.


Tambu Kahari

Tambu Kahari is the co-coordinator of The Salad Magazine, an online magazine for Southern African women. She is the author of "The Price of Life".


Ejine Okoroafor-Ezediaro

Dr Ejine Okoroafor-Ezediaro hails originally from the illustrious town of Oguta, Imo State, Nigeria. She holds a B.Sc. (Physics) from University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria and MBBS from the Vinnica State Medical University, Ukraine. Ejine divides her time between the United Kingdom where she practices Medicine and New York where her spouse resides while trying to secure a permanent post in the USA after securing her ECFMG certificate.


Bamidele Gbenga Olowosile

Bamidele Gbenga Olowosile is an Economics undergraduate of the Lagos State University. He attended St. Louis Nursery and Primary School, Akure, Ondo state and Federal Government College, Idoani, Ondo State for his Primary and Secondary education respectively. Though a prospective Economist, Bamidele has always had a passion for writing. His genre of writing spans romance, thrillers, inspirational writings and poetry.


Iheoma Obibi

I like writing, have just turned forty this summer, look forward to nurturing my creative writing skills and developing my website. I have a BA Hons in African Women and Development (NELP, UK) and a Master's with Distinction Communications Policy Studies (City University, UK). I presently work for Alliances for Africa a UK charity with offices in Lagos and programmatic interventions in human rights, peace and sustainable development. I am an over stretched wife, mother, sister, cousin and aunt and only able to write at the weekends. Presently, I have just been elected Vice Chair WRITA Lagos chapter (2005 / 2007) and an ASHOKA Fellow.


Ifesinachi Okoli

Ifesinachi Okoli contributes from Nigeria.


Temitayo Olofinlua

My name is Temitayo Olofinlua, a graduate of the Department of Literature-in-English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state, Nigeria.


Bontle Senne

As a 20 year old young writer, studying nothing to do with writing at the University of Cape Town, I often wonder what the hell I’m doing. But I am one of three women writers in my family: both my mother and my sister are sustained by their writing. I have been a storyteller, in the least pretentious manner possible, for as long as I could speak and have carried that passion for story into my writing. I write about the post-apartheid, post-Rainbow Nation trip that young, middle-class South Africans are on. That’s all.


Emmanuel Onyedi Wingate

Nigerian born Emmanuel Onyedi Wingate is the author of three published novels: Memoirs of Jezebel, Captive of Love, and The Reunion, a children’s novel. He was joint-winner: 2005 ANA/Imo State Branch Children’s Literature Prize, for The Reunion, and was first runner-up: 2006 ANA/Imo State Branch Prose Prize, receiving honourable mention for Captive Of Love, which has been serialized in the Saturday Vanguard. Major Nigerian educational publisher, Africana First Publishers, Onitsha, has accepted Onukwughaa, a novel written in his native Ibo language and shortlisted for the 2007 ANA / Nnamani Igbo Literature Prize (in honour of Nnamdi Azikiwe), for publication. A participant, 2008 British Council Radiophonics Writing Workshop, he is currently of the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria.


Chiamaka Umeasiegbu

Chiamaka Umeasiegbu is a freelance journalist who studied English literature and has written and directed two stage plays. She has also written a number of short stories and poetry for magazines and journals.


Amran Gaye

Amran Gaye is a Gambian. He writes short stories in his free time.


Bevan Bemgba Nyakuma

Bemgba Nyakuma is an MSc Sustainable Energy Technology student of Technishe Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands. Visit his blog.My name is Bevan Bemgba Nyakuma, an Industrial Chemistry graduate of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi. I am 25, live in Makurdi, a published short story writer (The Dreamcatcha & Other stories, 2007) and Novellist.


Adetokunbo Abiola

Adetokunbo Abiola is a prize winning Nigerian journalist and writer. He has published a novel titled LABULABU MASK with Macmillan Nigeria. He has also published short stories and poems in print and online magazines such as The Rake, BBC Focus on Africa magazine, Flask Review, Zapata! Liberation Lit, while he has an upcoming story to be published in Sage of Consciousness Review. He is currently working on his short story collection.


Adeleke Adesanya

Adeleke Adesanya is an accountant based in Lagos, Nigeria.


Sandra-Anne Heteckery-Gudza

Sandra Heteckery-Gudza is keenly interested in the many facets of the life and challenges of the African woman. A homemaker contributing from Zimbabwe, she is married with three beautiful children.


Cheluchi Onyemelukwe

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe is currently a doctoral candidate in law at Dalhousie University, Canada.  Her short fiction has been published in Author Africa 2006, Farafina Online Magazine and is forthcoming in Open Wide Magazine and elsewhere.


Nnamdi Oguike

My writing has been published in The Dalhousie Review, Africanwriter.com, Brittle Paper and The Missing Slate. In March 2016, The Missing Slate selected me as both Author of the Week and Author of the Month for my story “Camp in Blikkiesdorp”. My story “Preparation for Easter in Ajegunle” won the first runner-up prize in the Africa Book Club short story competition in April 2015. I have also finished a novel, “The Floating Ghetto”.


P.M. Jayawardana

"P.M. Jay" is in the advertising industry in Nigeria. Visit her BLOG.


Bunmi Oyinsan

Bunmi Oyinsan, the director of Culture Action Network, is very passionate about gender issues. She is very protective of a woman's rights (political, cultural, social) and this is highly reflected in her several stories (some published in international journals), newspaper articles and activities. Oyinsan, a past chairman of the lagos Chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors, is the author of Halima and The Fabulous Four. The latter received the covetted annual National Award of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA).


Chuma Nwokolo

Chuma Nwokolo, Jr., is a graduate of the University of Nsukka, Nigeria. A founding managing partner of the law firm, C&G, his first novel was published by Macmillan in 1983. The author or African Tales at Jailpoint and Diaries of a Dead African, Nwokolo has also published short stories and motivational essays.


Flourishing Florida

Florida writes from Abuja, where she is a full-time employee of National Democratic Institute (NDI) but writes as a hobby. She is yet to be published, probably more from not making enough efforts at it than because of the quality of her works. During her university days at Federal University of Technology of Owerri (FUTO), she served as Features Editor and Deputy Editor-in-chief for the 'Press Board' called Voice Press, and at the time, she was more of a features-writing person. Since graduating though, she has diverted to contemporary short stories, and currently, book reviewing. Florida is a member of Abuja Literary Society (ALS) and Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Abuja Chapter.


Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is a graduate of Psychology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She made her very first income in life from winning a writing competition at the age of thirteen. Based in Abuja, Nigeria, Nnwaubani is the author of 'I Do Not Come to You By Chance.' She is currently working on a second novel for Young Adults.


Chidi Jas Onyia

Profile coming soon.


Philip Oyok

I am an aspiring writer born and raised in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.


Nan Owo

Mrs. Owo is a Batonu woman married to an Ijebu man. Her short story 'Changing Ways' was published by Silverfish Books in 2004 while she was a biology major in Universiti Sains Malaysia. As an African youth growing up in Asia she turned to writing to express the inner longing for her continent. Now as a woman back in Nigeria she writes mainly because there is no better way to spend her time.


Anietie Isong

Anietie Isong grew up in Nigeria. He has a BA in Communication and Language Arts (University of Ibadan) and an MA in Globalization and Communication (University of Leicester). He has worked as a script writer and producer for FRCN. Some of his short stories have been published in Okike, Farafina Online, In Posse Review, Commonwealth Broadcaster, and Spirit of the Commonwealth. He has won a Commonwealth Short Story award and a MUSON Poetry award. He was also the second prize winner in the inaugural Olaudah Equiano Prize for Fiction. 


Uche Nworah

Uche Nworah is a freelance writer, lecturer and brand scholar. He is the founder and project director of T.O.T.A.L PROJECTS, an NGO that promotes e-learning in Africa. He lives in London and can be contacted on uchenworah@yahoo.com.


Akin Adesokan

Currently working on his PhD in New York, Adesokan has received several awards, including the 1998 PEN Center USA West Freedom To Write award, the first Villa Aurora Writer-In-Exile Award and a fellowship at the International House of Writers in Austria. Also a winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Prose Prize, Adesokan was a visiting scholar at the University of California, LA. A writer, journalist, critic, columnist and author of Roots in the Sky and Sea of Forgetting, Adesokan was imprisoned for several months by the infamous Abacha regime that took the pauperization and looting of Nigeria to the max.


Ronnie Uzoigwe

Veronica Uzoigwe did a Combined Honours Degree in Communication and Language Arts and English in the University of Ibadan. Her Masters Degree in English was also from the same University. She has since worked as a Producer and Presenter for Galaxy Televisions, and has worked for various Print media houses including The Guardian, The Nigerian Tribune and The Comet Newspapers. Many of her essays, interviews and articles have been published in these Newspapers and in various publications of Ikede, the Newsletter of ANA Oyo State Chapter and the ANA Quarterly Review. She was one of the Editors of the ANA Quarterly Review (2001) and some of her short stories have been published in Ibadan Mesiogo: A Celebration of a City, Its History and People, a publication of Bookcraft Publishers, Ibadan and in the latest publication of the Drumvoices Revue: A Confluence of Literary, Cultural & Vision Arts, a publication of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Veronica is currently one of the five members of the Peace Committee, PENigeria. She has written a number of poems and in some, she experiments with "Spanglish".


Jumoke Verissimo

Olajumoke Verissimo is a writer based in Lagos, Nigeria. She has published some of her works in various journals and books in Nigeria. She keeps writing.


Hyacinth Obunseh

The two chapters here are extracts from Hyacinth Obunseh's Valley of Decision, a novel published in 1998. He is the consultant to the Women Writers' Association of Nigeria, WRITA, and member of the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA.


Ike Okonta

Ike Okonta was a founding member of The News and Tempo, two newsmagazines that hounded (and were in turn persecuted by) the Military in Nigeria until they scurried shamefacedly out of power. Okonta, a much published activist (human and environmental) is currently at Oxford doing a study of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Struggle. Okonta is a journalist of vast talents and experience and his highly crafted pieces always make exciting reading. A teller of stories, he won the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Prose Prize in 1998.


Ike Oguine

Ike Oguine, author of A Squatter's Tale [Novel, Heinemann, 2000], short story writer, lives in Lagos, Nigeria. His articles have been published in local and international newspapers and websites.


Nal Abdelrasaq


Peter Vakunta

Peter Wuteh Vakunta was born and raised in the village of Bamunka-Ndop in Cameroon where he worked as senior translator at the Presidency of the Republic before immigrating to America. He is an alumnus of Sacred Heart College-Mankon. Vakunta obtained his Bachelor degrees in Cameroon and Nigeria; MA and MSE degrees in Cameroon and the U.S.A. At present, Vakunta and his family live in Madison, U.S.A. He teaches in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is also completing his PhD dissertation titled: Translation in Literature: Indigenization in the Francophone Text. Vakunta is poet, storyteller and essayist. His published works include Better English: Mind Your P's and Q's, Lion Man and Other Stories  (short stories), Brainwaves (poems), Pandora's Box (poems). African Time and Pidgin Verses (poems), Square Pegs in Round Holes (essays) and It Takes Guts (essays). Vakunta's literary works have earned him several awards in the U.S.A, U.K and Africa.


Chuks Oluigbo

Chuks E. Oluigbo is the Co-ordinator of Mbari Literary Society, an association of writers and literary critics in Owerri, Imo State. He writes poetry, prose, and occasionally, drama. A graduate of History and English (first class honours) of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and History and International Studies (Master of Arts) of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria, he is currently making a thriving career in journalism and general media practice. He strongly believes that Nigerian, and indeed African Literature can still get better.


Ivor W. Hartmann

Ivor W. Hartmann is a Zimbabwean writer living between Harare and Johannesburg. He publishes StoryTime, an African fiction ezine. His fiction and non-fiction pieces have been published in various magazines, including Farafina and African Writing. His short story, Earth Rise, was nominated in 2009 for The Ursa Major Award. Another short story, Mr. Goop, was awarded The Baobab Prize in 2009.


Dami Ajayi

Dami Ajayi co-publishes the quarterly literary e-zine, Saraba. A penultimate medical student, his works have appeared both in print and online. He is currently working on an anthology of short fiction.


Tochukwu Akunyili

Tochukwu Akunyili holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the University of Erfurt. He is a freelance writer and public policy consultant. His publications have appeared in dozens of countries across the world. His works have been translated into 11 languages.


Mohammed Naseehu Ali


Olatoun Williams


Jessica Bastidas

Jessica Bastidas is a paramedic/firefighter studying to be a Physicain Assistant.


LaKeisha L. Caples

LaKeisha L. Caples is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she is working towards a PhD in African languages and literature. She is an advanced Kiswahili speaker who is currently researching East African popular culture and pedagogy. Caples received her BA and MA in English from Chicago State University. She is also a songwriter, poet, and screenwriter.


Yusufu Adamu

Yusuf M Adamu PhD, a medical Geographer by training is a Senior Lecturer in Geography at the Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. He is a bilingual writer who writes in Hausa and English languages. He has to his credit three Hausa novels namely Idan So Cuta Ne (1989) Ummul-Khairi (1995) and Maza Gumbar Dutse (2007). He has also published Litters - 2000 (Poetry), Pregnant Skies: anthology of 50 Nigerian Poets (2003), and Landscapes of Reality - 2007 (Poetry). Apart from these, he writes for children and his books include Butterfly and other poems (1995), My first book of rhymes (1998) and Animals in the Neighbourhood (2007). He has been published in many anthologies in Nigeria, Germany, Norway, USA, and Iceland. His works have appeared on many websites. He runs a number of blogs including African Public Poet, Tagar Duniya and Marubutan Hausa.


Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye is on the Editorial Board of the Independent, a national newspaper published in Lagos, Nigeria. He writes a highly regarded column, (SCRUPLES) on the back page of the paper every Wednesday. eMail. Blog.


Yejide Gbenga-Ogundare

Yejide Gbenga-Ogundare writes for Tribune newspapers.


Morenike Taire

Taire writes for the Vanguard newspaper.


Sola Balogun

Sola Balogun is a veteran arts reporter and newspaper editor.


Emeka Agbayi


Ogochukwu Ikeje

Ogochukwu Ikeje writes for NewAge Newspapers.


Wale Adebanwi

Wale Adebanwi, Tribune's editor-at-large, is currently in the UK (on leave from the University of Ibadan) as a Bill and Melinda Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge. He is a journalist of high repute and credibility.


Mkhu Mpofu

Coming soon.


Kelvin Keshi

Coming soon.


Dupe Olorunjo

Dupe attended Saint Annes school in Ibadan. She has a first degree in Pharmacology from the University of Lagos and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Benin. Most of her career has been in banking. Her hobbies are reading, writing, listening to music and movie critique. She also loves teenagers dearly.


Gbubemi Amas Amanoritsewor

Gbubemi Amas Amanoritsewor ran the now legendary Anthill at Nsukka, Nigeria.  He lives and works in Crosshands, Wales, as an African art consultant and performer. He is heavily into masquerading, drumming, dances and other such areas of the arts that show off the beauty of Africa. Sculptor, artist, orator, Gbubemi also leads Jazzy Africana, a band. His 'Dancilla in Rwanda' was commissioned by the City and County of Swansea, Wales, for the holocaust event 2004.


A. Igoni Barrett

A. Igoni Barrett was born in the coastal city of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. His first book, a collection of short stories titled 'From caves of rotten teeth', was published in 2005. His short fiction has been published in the print magazines Nigeria Monthly and Farafina, and on several online magazines, amongst which are laughterloaf, barfingfrog.com, fictionville.net, laurahird.com and stickmanreview.com. He was a winner of the 2005 BBC World Short Story Competition.


Satish Verma

Satish Verma is the author of twelve poetry collections.


Andy Abulu

Andy Abulu, Civil Engineer and 3D animator is the producer of the 3D animated film, ABIKU.


Austine Amanze Akpuda

Austine Amanze Akpuda is a lecturer in the Department of English, Abia State University.


Isoje Iyi-Eweka Chou

Isoje iyi-Eweka Chou, an artist, was born and raised in Nigeria. She currently lives elsewhere.


Jerry Agada


Kennedy Emetulu

Emetulu contributed this piece from London.


Nigel Mabiza

Nigel Mabiza contributes from Zimbabwe


Olatunde Olusesi

Dr. Olusesi, a social worker, lives in New York.


Olumide Olalekan Idowu

Omo’ba Olumide Olalekan Idowu, a Poet and Public analyst is a Senior Executive with Bluebird Communications Limited, a Lagos based Integrated Marketing Communications Company. His website.


Omosun Sylvester

Omosun Sylvester is a writer and poet. A Technical Planning Officer at Bells University of Technology, Ota, Omosun says “I research and teach creative writing in my own spare time to students and staff, mostly centered on Conflict Resolution at the National Level, and I am the Founder and President of ‘tribalpoetry’". His blog.


Owojecho Omoha

Mr. Omoha studied B.A. English at the University of Jos, Nigeria and holds a Master degree in English Literature from Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria. The oral defence of his PhD thesis: “Poetic Madness in African Literature” is on the list at the University of Jos. He won the 1988 Radio Moscow International Poetry Prize and his first collection of poetry: Funeral Without Death was shortlisted for the 1991 Association of Nigerian Authors’ Poetry Prize. His latest prose work, The Verdict of History: A Biography of Major-General Chris Abutu Garuba was published in May, 2008. He currently heads the Department of English, Yobe State University, Damaturu, Nigeria.


Raselebeli Khotseng

Raselebeli Khotseng is a South African poet.


Sheyi Oriade


Wale Okediran

Dr. Wale Okediran, a medical doctor, is President, Association of Nigerian Authors. He has published five novels and several short stories in journals in Nigeria and overseas.


'Kego Onyido (Juno)

I'd love to refer to myself as a writer but I sincerely can't. I'm merely a collector of stories. I remember ditching school in Lagos, Nigeria, to sit with street hawkers under Ojuelegba bridge or take multiple bus rides just to hear, share and collect stories. People simply fascinate me.

I hold multiple degrees and certificates, including a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the university of Lagos. I am a serial student and life is my university. Certifiably unemployable because I'm interested in too many unrelated things and so I run my own Wealth Management Practice. I currently live in Canada with my family. I still hold Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God responsible for my addiction to the written word. And, Oh yes, I still take those multiple bus rides!


'Namdi Awa-Kalu

I am a law student at the London School of Economics, but I grew up in Lagos and have missed Nigeria for every one of the six years I have been away. I try to communicate this sense of displacement and relocation in all my work at present. I write for a generation not unwelcome abroad but nonetheless missing parts of the spirit that are forever entangled with home.


Odili Ujubuonu

Odili Ujubuoñu has a Political Science degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is an Advertising Copywriter, working in an Agency in Lagos, Nigeria. He has published two novels Pregnancy of the Gods - 2006 - ANA/Jacaranda Prose Prize Winner (2006) and Treasure in the Winds - 2008.


Seotsa 'Soh' Manyeli

My name is Seotsa "Soh" Manyeli and I hail from Lesotho; born and bred here. I am 35 years of age and I am currently working as an IT Consultants and I am a writer - poetry, essays and drama. I started writing in 2000, managed to publish my first book of poetry called "One Soul" with Book Surge in the United States of America. I am currently working towards publishing my books of essays.


Eyitayo Aloh

Eyitayo Aloh is a Nigerian journalist and writer. He has published 4 children's books, Too Hot to Handle, Door of Opportunity, Flowers for Florence and Bode and The Chick. He also co-edited The Reward and Other Stories, a compilation of short stories by Secondary School children in Nigeria. He currently divides his time between Nigeria and Britain where he has participated in various literary conferences and events.


Aghogho Akpome

Aghogho Akpome, a member of the Southern African Freelancers Association, is a PhD student at the University of Johannesburg. His research interest is in Post-colonial Studies.


Asante Lucy Mtenje

Asante Lucy Mtenje is a twenty-six year old Malawian poet, short fiction writer, visual artist and literary scholar. Her artistic interest lies in bringing the invisible African woman to the center and giving her a voice. Asante is inspired by prolific writers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ama Atta Aidoo, Toni Morrison and Stella Chipasula, just to mention a few. She has published several short stories as well as some of her poems in newspapers and on-line magazines.


Uche Omar


Sarah O'Gorman

Sarah O'Gorman is a writer from Ireland and Nigeria. Much of her work is concerned with the dream-life underscoring daily-life, and the individual quest to imbue received realities with magical mythologies in order to transcend totalistic and statistical capitalist 'truths'. Sarah lives in Amsterdam with her dog, Goa, which she rescued from the island of the same name following a trip to India. She has just returned from five weeks in Senegal where she spent time learning to make bead jewellery from street children. Currently, the young, self-described "afro-celt" is working on a novel about the magic adventures of a single girl in a strange country.


Ebele Chizea

Ebele Chizea graduated from Thiel College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Philosophy. In her spare time, she reads, writes, blogs and creates works of art. Her poetry and essays have been published in The African, The Muse (University of Nsukka Publication), The Sentinel, The Nigerian Punch and Drumtide Magazine where she currently serves as Managing Editor. She also maintains an artistic blog known as ebycreations.blogspot.com. She is currently working on her first novel, the second in progress.


Mahmoud Mansi

Mahmoud Mansi studied Finance in The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport. He discovered his writing talent when he turned sixteen, right after the sudden death of his father, but all his works were kept in darkness until he published his first novel: A Journey from Darkness to Light in 2010. He was the only Egyptian to win “A Sea of Words” literary award for 2010 for his short story; The Island. Also a playwright, poet, critic and photographer, he writes in Arabic but mainly in English to communicate with a wider range of minds and to reflect the native Arab philosophy and literature to the other side of the world.

His passion is in reviving the old native art that was used in ancient churches, mosques and the same used in building the pyramids of Giza. He is currently working in the same university he graduated from as a Human Resources Specialist, holding a MA degree specialized in Marketing and working on several new writing projects. “I do not write to confront another being, but I write to confront Literature itself, to confront Art... This is how we Humans excel.” - Mahmoud Mansi


Asomwan Sonnie Adagbonyin

Asomwan Sonnie Adagbonyin is a Professor of English at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. He has taught at the university level for more than 25 years and has brought to bear, over the years, on his teaching, unique skills that have endeared him to his many students scattered all over the world. His research interest, apart from Stylistics, which is his area of specialisation, includes ESL, discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, syntax, semantics/semiotics, African literature and creative writing.

A freelance journalist, broadcaster, speech writer, columnist, commentator on public affairs, playwright, short story writer and poet, Professor Adagbonyin is severally published and authored his first book of stories, "The Singing Ashes" (Evans Brothers, Nigeria) when he was 18. In 1992, he edited the first major anthology of Nigerian short stories, "Frontiers" (Kraft Books Ltd.). In 1996, "Niyi Osundare", the first major and, till date, one of the most serious linguistic studies of the poetry of the award-winning African poet, Niyi Osundare, was released. His works are available in some of the national libraries of the world, including Australia and Great Britain. He is a member of the Modern Languages Association of Nigeria (MLAN), the Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN), and the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), among other professional bodies.


Anele Mkhwananzi

Anele Mkhwananzi, born 26 January 1978, is a Zimbabwean writer. At best he likes to consider himself a tangled mess of pain, schizophrenia in the midst of drippings of happiness. Anele is inspired by African writers like Wole Soyinka, Dambudzo Marechera and Yvonne Vera, metaphysical poets and contemporary African-American poets such as Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka among others.


Princely Hope Glorious

Princely Hope Glorious is a Tanzanian-born poet and writer currently residing in Kenya. His debut short story, "Thrill Hill," was shortlisted in Kwani? Trust's 'The Kenya I Live In' short story contest.


Isaac Ewuoso

Isaac Ewuoso writes from Chicago, Illinois.


Chris Msosa

I am a poet Naturally.


Felicia Taave

Felicia Taave loves to read and write. Some of her work can be seen on africanwriter.com, naijastories.com and butterfliesbecoming.com. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys listening to music, watching movies and disturbing other people.


Sonwabiso Ngcowa

Sonwabiso Ngcowa is poet based most of the time in Cape Town, South Africa.


Omohan Ebhodaghe

Omohan EBHODAGHE – BA, PGDE, is a poet and novelist. Omohan Ebhodaghe’s works are TWENTY NIGERIAN WRITERS: PORTRAITS, co-edited, 1993; HIGHTOWER, 2007, Africa World press, USA; and, IN THE MIDST OF LOAFERS, 2011, Chipmunka, UK. His forthcoming works are PHOTOCOPIES & ORIGINAL, A HEALING FREEDOM and ONLY FOOLS DIE and other stories. He lives and works in London, UK.


Andrew Dakalira

Andrew C. Dakalira started writing in his teenage years. He draws his inspiration from the people, places and events happening around him. Some of his stories have been published by Brittle Paper, The Kalahari Review and Africanwriter.com. His debut novella, VIII, also appears in the second volume of AfroSF, a collection of five science fiction novellas by African authors. Andrew’s short story, Inhabitable, appears in AfroSfv3. Andrew won third prize in the 2018 Africa Book Club annual competition with his story Flycatcher, and his story, The (Un)lucky Ones, was shortlisted for the 2017 Writivism Short Story Prize. Andrew C. Dakalira is a charter member of the African Speculative Fiction Society. He lives in Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe.


Oscar Okwaro

Okwaro Oscar Plato is an analyst with Gravio Africa . He is a columnist with The Nairobi Law Monthly.


Alexander K. Opicho

Alexander Ernesto Khamala Namugugu Opicho was born in Bokoli village, Bungoma District, in the former Western provice of Kenya. He went to primary and secondary schools in Western Kenya. He studied Accountancy, then governance and leadership at the University. He is currently pursuing a Phd course in management. He has two wives; Literature is the first. He has published poetry with Ghana poetry foundation, the East African Standard and on AfricanWriter.com. He has published online more than two hundred essays, several literary criticisms and over six hundred poems. His five books are with the publisher. He believes that the praxis of literature is the practice of freedom.


Tendai R. Mwanaka

I was born in Zimbabwe, in the remote eastern highlands district of Nyanga, in Mapfurira village. I left Nyanga for Chitungwiza city in 1994, and I started exploring writing that year when I was barely twenty. My first book, Voices from Exile, a collection of poetry on Zimbabwe's political situation and exile in South Africa, was published by Lapwing publications, Ireland, in 2010. KEYS IN THE RIVER: Notes from a Modern Chimurenga, a novel of interlinked stories that deal with life in modern day Zimbabwe was published by Savant books and publications, USA, in 2012. (http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com/9780985250621.php). A book of creative non-fiction pieces, THE BLAME GAME, will be published by Langaa RPCIG (Cameroon, 2013). A collection of love poems will come out from DIPPRESS, USA, in June 2013. A novel entitled A DARK ENERGY will be published by Aignos publishing company (USA). I was nominated for the Pushcart twice, 2008, 2010, and commended for the Dalro prize in 2008. I was nominated for and attended the Caine African writing workshop in 2012. My work has been translated into Spanish and French. I have published over 250 pieces of short stories, essays, memoirs, poems and visual art in over 150 magazines, journals, and anthologies in the following countries: the USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Mexico, Kenya, Cameroon, Italy, Ghana, Uganda, France, Zambia, Nigeria, Spain, Romania, Cyprus, Australia and New Zealand.


Ife Watson

Ife Watson lives in Nigeria. Her stories have appeared in The New Black Magazine, Worldreader, Tales, etc., and the Naijastories Anthology. She loves to read, then write and write.


Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku

Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku, author and poet, works at Bob MajiriOghene Communications as editor and publisher.


Field Ruwe

Field Ruwe is a US-based Zambian media practitioner, historian, and author. He is a PhD candidate at George Fox University and serves as an adjunct professor (lecturer) in Boston.


David Ishaya Osu

David Ishaya Osu is a Nigerian poet, street photographer and freelance journalist. His works have appeared in several journals such as the 2012 Sentinel Annual Literature Anthology, The New Black Magazine, and elsewhere. In 2011, his poem, Seasons at Peasant’s Palm, won an Honourable Mention for a National Poetry competition in honour of Prof Remi Raji at 50. He is an alumnus of the 2012 LUMINA Creative writing workshop. David is currently polishing his debut collection tentatively titled Rape Album.


John Oyewale

John Oyewale is a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. His fiction and essays have appeared in Naija Stories, The Nigerian Telegraph and Short Story Day Africa.


Saddiq M. Dzukogi

Saddiq M. Dzukogi is an award winning poet, a rising voice in the literary circle in Nigeria. In his mid-twenties, he boasts of two poetry collections; "Images of Life" and "Canvas" (shortlisted for the 2012 ANA POETRY PRIZE). He was the maiden winner of ANA/MAZARIYYA TEEN AUTHORSHIP PRIZE for poetry back in 2007. His audacious adventure in the literary arena has enabled him to join eyes with some of the country’s and Continent’s best in the business. He’s met writers such as Gabriel Okara, Wole Soyinka, Odia Ofeinum, Remi Raji, Nadine Gordimer of South Africa among others. Saddiq had a stint with NTA Minna as a stringer and currently with the Niger State Book development Agency, where he serves as Intern and reporter/photographer/Researcher for The Impact Magazine.

As a Performer Poet, he collaborated with another poet, Terfa Danjuma, in producing a CD, Minna Regalia. Saddiq is currently studying in pursuant of a Bsc. Degree in Mass Communication at the Ahmadu Bello Univeresity (A.B.U.), Zaria. Saddiq is the Chairman of the famed A.B.U. Creative Writers’ Club. He is happily married.


Utche Okwuosah

I am a journalist and a writer currently residing in Ghana where I work as a Senior Writer for Ghana Business & Finance magazine.
My career in active, or professional journalism and writing, span over a period of 20 years and more. I started back in Nigeria, where I was born and brought up. Since December 2003, I have been resident in Ghana for more than eight years, and have just resigned as the Ghana Bureau Chief of BusinessDay newspaper to join the Ghana Business & Finance magazine.
As a writer, I have authored two books – Born Catholic, Born Charismatic (a Christian literature) and Beneath The Man (a collection of two fiction stories). At present, I have completed a collection of poems (50 of some of my poems written over a period spanning more than thirty years) awaiting publishing. When published, it would be my first published poetry collection.


Kingsley Okechukwu

I am a final year student of Literature at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.


G. O. Òshó-Davies

I am a Nigerian. I enjoy writing poems and short stories. Many of my works have been published in foreign publications such as magazines (both in paper and online editions) and anthologies.


Okwuje Israel Chukwuemeka

Okwuje Israel is a Nigerian writer. His work has appeared in The Kalahari Review.


Ivana Osagie

Ivana Osagie is a poet and a freelance photographer. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria


Hannah Onoguwe

Hannah Onoguwe lives in Jos, Nigeria. Her short stories have been published by Adanna Literary Journal, Litro, The Missing Slate and Cassava Republic. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves to watch romantic comedies and twerk old and new recipes.


Nsah Mala

Nsah Mala is the pen name of Nsah Kenneth Toah, born on September 10th, 1988 in Mbesa, a village in the Belo sub division of Boyo Division in the North West Region of Cameroon. After primary education in CBC School, Mbesa, he went to Government Secondary School, Mbessa, studied for the GCE Advanced level in CCAST, Bambili, and got admitted into ENS Yaounde to study Bilingual Letters. He is a poet, playwright, short story writer and non-fiction essayist. He prefers to be published under the name Nsah Mala.


‘Niyi Immanuel


Ohikhuare 'Emmanuel' Isuku

Ohikhuare 'Emmanuel' Isuku is a Nigerian writer. His play – The Ballot and the Sanctuary (released under the pseudonym Emmanuel Isuku) – was published in 2014 by University Press, PLC., Ibadan. Currently, he is at work on a full length novel.


Edwige-Renée Dro

Edwige-Renée Dro has just moved back to Côte d’Ivoire after 10 years in the UK. She spends her days writing, wondering how to navigate her new status as a Returnee. She has had a short story published in Prima, a UK magazine.


Godspower Oboido

Godspower Oboido is a Nigerian poet, playwright, writer and social entrepreneur whose style is greatly influenced by classical literature as much as it is by the buzz of modern society. He was a finalist in the Future Nigeria Awards, 2010, where he was among 100 of the best and brightest Nigerians under thirty. Godspower Oboido’s works have been published in The Istanbul Review, Saraba Magazine, Nathaniel Turner and elsewhere. His first poetry collection, Songs of a Chicken Bone, is due out in early 2014.


Nwachukwu Egbunike

Nwachukwu Egbunike is a blogger, book publisher and author of a book of socio-political essays, “Dyed Thoughts: A Conversation In and From My Country”. He lives in Ibadan, Nigeria.


Samuel Okopi

Samuel Okopi has a Masters Degree in Architecture from ABU, Zaria. He is first a poet, but writes short stories and articles, too, most of them on his website www.samuelokopi.com. He lives in Kaduna.


Rasaq Malik Gbolahan

Rasaq Malik Gbolahan is a student of the University of Ibadan. He lives in Ibadan, where he writes and performs his poems. He believes we can change the world through words.


Kwabena Agyare Yeboah

Kwabena Agyare Yeboah is a Ghanaian poet.


M.W. Kimani

I began writing poetry at age eight, was published in a British Council
anthology, and won the national drama/theater competition when I was in high school. I got into a career in journalism, which took me to places such as Rwanda, Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Mozambique. My six-year journalism career proved to be an incredible opportunity to write and reflect upon the stories of a wide variety of people and issues, and on deeply human problems such as discrimination, war, deprivation, reconciliation, rebuilding, and overcoming great odds.

Today, I work in international affairs and I get to meet even more
interesting characters from around the world. I retain my curiosity about all things human, and a love for stories about individual choices. My short stories borrow from the wide array of experiences I have had. They are stories of the ordinary, the absurd, the painful, the frightening, and the chances we get at redemption.


Oyin Oludipe

Oyin Oludipe is a Nigerian poet whose works have appeared in several
journals like The Kalahari Review, Black Boy Review and the Guardian
newspaper.


Gbenga Adesina

Gbenga Adesina, a poet, bioremediation scientist, essayist and collector of fiction in several languages, is very much interested in the resurgence of artistry and intermediation of knowledge currently sweeping across Africa. He is interested in the modern, difficult to define African narratives of his generation and the obscure narratives in indigenous African languages and how inter-textual relationships and digital adaptations might help take these new offerings to the world.


Amandla Didiza

My name, Amandla, has been so profusely and profoundly proclaimed by the past leaders of my country. I grew up in a small family of 4 in Queenstown, in the Eastern Province (Eastern Cape) in South Africa. I spent most of my early childhood days on the beautiful grounds of Queens College. I am currently a Law Student at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. I have had a piece titled “The Real Her” published in the NMMU Arts and Culture book called “Expressions within”, published August 2012. I have also been elected as the Chairperson of the Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter in 2012 and the President of NMMU Toastmasters in 2013. I am the founder of a Non-Profit Organization called the Nikilitha Foundation, which, in English, means “to give light”.


Okey Ndibe

Okey Ndibe is the author of Arrows of Rain and Foreign Gods, Inc.


Geosi Gyasi

I come from Ghana but live and blog from South Africa. I am a reader, writer, interviewer and blogger. In fact, I am a book addict and I just can’t stop reading. I am particularly interested in literary fiction, be it contemporary or classic.


Paul Liam

Paul Liam is a poet, author, book reviewer, critical literary essayist, editor, literary columnist, polemist, creative writing mentor. He is the co-editor of Ebedi Review (Journal of the Ebedi International Writers’ Residency, Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria). A former Assistant Secretary of the Association of Nigerian Authors, (ANA), Niger Chapter, his published works include, Indefinite Cravings (2012), Saint Sha’ade and Other Poems (2014), and his numerous critical essays and interviews have been published in highly reputable Nigerian Newspapers including: The Nation, The Sun, Nigerian Tribune, Daily Independence, Daily Trust, Blue Print, Nigerian Pilot, etc., and online @ africanwriter.com, dugwe.com among others.


Gbolahan Badmus

Badmus Gbolahan is a fresh graduate of Law from Obafemi Awolowo University. He is a budding poet who recently stumbled into the world of creative writing and has achieved several personal literary feats, among which is being published in the Guardian Newspaper. He blogs not too regularly on acebadmus.wordpress.com.


Naza Amaeze Okoli

Naza Amaeze Okoli is a PhD student and Teaching Assistant in the Department of English at the University of Mississippi. He is co-editor of Footmarks: Poems on One Hundred Years of Nigeria’s Nationhood. He tweets @nazaokoli.


Lily-Anne Longjohn

Lily-Anne Longjohn is a young lady whose love for writing has seen her through many a hard time. She was born as a second child in a family of four in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She attended primary and high schools in Nigeria but moved to England for higher education. She is a Geneticist from the University of Liverpool and is currently in training to be an oncobiologist. She recently published her first novel in the UK, America and Europe. She loves telling stories and currently runs a children reading project. Lily’s favourite things are beautiful flowers (red roses and white lilies). Her hobbies include playing computer games and cooking.


Wesley Macheso

Wesley Macheso is a Malawian writer currently reading for his PhD in English Studies at Stellenbosch University. He teaches literature at the University of Malawi to survive and he writes to live. His short story “This Land is Mine” is published in Water: new short story fiction from Africa (2016) by Short Story Day Africa. He won the 2015 Peer Gynt Literary Award in Malawi for his children’s book Akuzike and the Gods (2017). Some of his poems are anthologised in Wreaths for a Wayfarer (2020). His work can be read online on African Writer, Brittle Paper, Storymoja, The Kalahari Review, and Agbowo magazines. He edits for www.africanwriter.com and www.africainwords.com Twitter handle: @Wesleymax89


Wale Owoade

Wale Owoade is the founder and Managing Editor of Artbeat Afrika, A community of Contemporary African Creative Writers. Deeply invested in developing new talents in African Literature, he edited the poetry anthology, Black Communion: Poems of New 100 African Poets.


Tolu Akinwole

Tolu Akinwole is a PhD student in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he recently earned a master’s degree in African Cultural Studies. He is interested in the everyday politics and Afropolitan sensibilities of the African urban space and how these are shown in Anglophone African literature. He is co-editor of the poetry anthology, Our Legacy of Madness.


Wairimu Wanjiru

Wairimu Wanjiru fell in love with a pen and paper at a tender age. She never got up. She writes from Kenya.


Olajumoke Omisore

Olajumoke Omisore lives in Lancashire. She is currently a student at the University of Central Lancashire. As a school girl, she lived in the quiet town of Abeokuta. She finds fiction writing a blessing.


Mtendere Alice Kishindo

Mtendere Alice Kishindo, Malawian poet and writer, has always been enthused by local and international female poets. Recently published in a Malawian Poetry Anthology (2013), she has also written for local newspapers and online blogs.


Udochukwu Ikwuagwu

Udochukwu was born and educated in the ancient city of Ibadan. A graduate of Economics and Development Practice from the University of Ibadan, he is an ardent follower of Hip-Hop and Manchester United FC. He has written for notable literary and contemporary blogs including AfricanWriter.com, SankofaMag, TheNakedConvos, TheSarcasticCentre, and others.


Uzoma Nwaekpe

Uzoma Nwaekpe wrote in from the USA.


Kabu Okai-Davies

Kabu Okai-Davies is an African-Australian playwright, novelist and poet from Ghana. He is the author of Long Road to Africa, Curfew’s Children and Evidence of Nostalgia and Other Stories. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing - UC. He is currently a Visiting Fellow in Writing - School of Arts and Humanities at ANU and the 2015 Alumni Award Winner for Excellence, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. (Editor: Dr. Okai-Davies passed away on February 17, 2017, after a battle with cancer. He was a good friend of Africanwriter.com).


Funmi Adewole

‘Funmi Adewole is a dancer, dramaturge and poet based in London. Her volume of poems, 'Sea Salt in the City' was released in 2013.


Denise Kavuma

Denise Kavuma is serving out the last weeks of her medical internship in Uganda.


May Livere

May Livere is a freelance writer and editor residing in Nairobi, Kenya. She has published online short stories on Angie’s Diary, Fiction on the Web and Africa Book Club. She was a runners-up for the September 2013 Africa Book Club Short Reads competition.


Jennifer N. Mbunabo

Jennifer Nkiruka Mbunabo was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied Law at the University of Benin. Her Poems, short fiction and non-fiction have been published on Naijastories.com, thenewblackmagazine.com, voicesnet.org, allpoetry.com and the Nigerian Guardian Newspaper. She lives in Port Harcourt.


John Anusie

John Anusie’s interests are markedly eclectic. Although he has work in
poetry, he stoutly dodges the tag of poet. A restless wanderer in the
land of words, he pursues the gods of poetry and fiction in his spare
time. He currently lives in Lagos.


Wande Ijaluwoye


Okoye Chukwudi Charles Ezeamalukwuo

Okoye Chukwudi Charles Ezeamalukwuo is a graduate of Geology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. He discovered his passion for writing, especially for Poetry while in the University. He is a founding member of Lyriversity Literary Group. He is a blogger and the editor of Lyriversity.wordpress.com. He lives in Lagos and Onitsha.


Fabian Okorie Ugochukwu

Fabian Okorie Ugochukwu is from Enugu State, Nigeria, and studied Social Work and Community Development at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He worked briefly in Nigeria before travelling to Thailand where he is currently residing. He is a lover of written words, which he sees as necessary tools for creating orderly society. His forthcoming novel is titled “When There is No Trust.”


Uche Mbah


Brian Moyo

Brian Moyo is a Zimbabwean journalist/writer based in London. He is a freelance consultant Editor and Communications professional specialising in corporate publications, website content and copy-writing. He also teaches Creative Writing and Journalism studies online and is the managing editor of www.touchbaseafrica.co.za. He can be contacted on: bmoyo27 at gmail dotcom


Odoh Diego Okenyodo

Odoh Diego Okenyodo is a Nigerian writer. He is one of the Directors of Splendors of Dawn Poetry Foundation. He co-edited Camouflage: Best of Contemporary Writing from Nigeria, an anthology. His collection, From A Poem to its Creator, was shortlisted for The Nigeria Prize for Literature in 2009.


Tope James-Ade

Tope James-Ade is an I.T. professional, blogger, and writer with a strong affinity for fiction. He is based in Lagos, Nigeria.


Ben Ige


Ronald Adamolekun

Ronald Adamolekun has been previously published here on Africanwriter.com, and his book reviews have appeared in publications such as Wasafiri, Gold Dust Magazine and Munyori Literary Journal.


Femi Eromosele

Femi Eromosele, a teacher, resides in Lagos. He takes pleasure in reading and telling stories.


Obinna Udenwe

Obinna Udenwe is the author of 'Satans & Shaitans' (Jacaranda Books UK, 2014), a conspiracy crime fiction on terrorism, jihad and love.


Emmanuel Tochukwu Okafor

Okafor Emmanuel Tochukwu is an undergraduate at the University of Benin, Nigeria. He has had works published online and is working on his debut novel.


Oladipupo Akolade R.

Oladipupo Akolade R. is the author of Poems from Service: The Companion, published in March, 2014.


Lucky James Evbouan

Lucky James teaches Math in a K-12 school in Ibadan, Nigeria. A poet
and short story writer, the author is an avid reader of fiction whose
writings depict the experiences of everyday people. His poems and
short stories have featured in The Kalahari Review. Stop by his blog for more.


Abenea Ndago

Ndago Abenea, a Kenyan writer, is the author of Voices, a novel. An essayist, short fiction writer, and social critic, he also teaches Literature at Kenyatta University.


Mariya Hassan

Mariya Hassan is a Sudanese-Canadian currently living in London. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Toronto and is currently studying for her MA degree in Comparative Literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


Caleb Okereke

Caleb Okereke is a sixteen year old diploma student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University. An enthusiastic young writer and poet whose work has been published on numerous blogs, he is part convener of the annual poetry program "Cogitations".


Husnee Hayat

Husnee Hayat is the pseudonym of Halima Aliyu, a graduate of Law. She
is a creative writer who has attended a number of literary workshops
across Nigeria, including the BBC Radiophonics workshop in 2007, the 1st Northern Nigerian Writers’ Summit and ANA Annual International
Conventions. She is also a beneficiary of the Farafina Creative
Writing workshop in 2012 and has authored a children story titled
‘One little trick, one painful death’.


Christie Uzebu

Christie Uzebu is a creative Writer, Blogger and Editor. She has keyed into her writing skills by becoming a freelance Writer and Editor, providing professional Writing and Editing services. She has had articles published on several websites.


Babatunde Fagbayibo

Babatunde Fagbayibo is a poet and law teacher. His poems have appeared on platforms such as Kalahari Review, LitNet, Nigerians Talk Litmag, Jalada, Aerodrome, AfricanWriter.com and Poetry Potion.


Femi Morgan

Femi Morgan is the curator of Artmosphere, one of Nigeria's leading
arts, culture and Literature events in Nigeria.


Stanley Igboanugo

Stanley Igboanugo has been published on africanwriter.com and naijastories.com. He is a final year student, Department of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.


Edwin Madu

Edwin Madu is a short story writer, poet and occasional pacifist. He was one of the selected participants at the 2015 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop.


Oyebisi Dairo

Oyebisi Dairo is a dentist, a lover of words, music and animations. She has written for a children’s magazine.


Fabian Kaduka

Fabian kaduka was born in Nzioa region, kakamega, Kenya. He is currently teaching and involved in drama/play, poetry/verse writing and choreography and other theatre activities in academic institutions.


Unyierie Angela Idem

Unyierie Angela Idem teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) at Holyoke Community College (HCC), Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA. In her free time, she reads and writes poetry that addresses a broad range of issues from personal to social and political. Her poems have appeared in Sentinel Literary Quarterly: The Magazine of World Literature (April 2011 issue) and aaduna (Fall/Winter 2011 and 2012 issues). She has participated in a number of poetry events, including HCC faculty readings and the aaduna Fundraiser in Harlem, New York. She has also been a guest reader at a public library in Massachusetts. She is currently working on a collection of poems.


Socrates Mbamalu

Socrates Mbamalu is a contributor to Waza and Afridiaspora. He has participated in the 2014 and 2015 Writivism mentorship programmes and his works have appeared in various online lit-mags. He lives in Port Harcourt.


Ajise Vincent

Ajise Vincent is a Nigerian Poet. His poem “Song of a Progeny” was a shortlisted poem at the Korea-Nigeria Poetry feast, 2015. His works have been published in London Grip magazine, Kalahari Review, Sankofa literary magazine, AfricanWriter.com, Indian Periodical, Social Justice Poetry, I Am Not a Silent Poet, Afrikana.ng, Poetry Pacific, Jalada Africa, The Poet Community, Whispers, Commonline Journal, Poetry Life & Times, NovelAfrique, Madswirl, Black Boy Review, Tuck Magazine and various literary outlets. He is currently finishing up a major in Economics at the University.


Vincent de Paul

Vincent de Paul is an award-winning Kenyan Freelance Writer, bold Blogger, pop literature Author, and an avant-garde Poet. He has been published in the Kenya’s dailies, Storymoja Africa blog, African Street Writer, and NaijaStories, among others.


Obinna Ozoigbo

Obinna Ozoigbo is a Nigerian writer whose stories have appeared in Pif Magazine, African Roar, Literary Yard and AfricanWriter.com. He lives in Lagos with his wife and children and loves traveling and meeting people of diverse cultures. His literary influences are Charles Dickens, Cyprian Ekwensi, and Edith Wharton. Ozoigbo is the author of the family saga, The Dust Must Settle.


Agnes Aineah

Agnes Aineah is a journalist and poetess. She graduated from Moi University in Kenya.


Anjola Adedayo

Anjola Adedayo is a writer currently working on her debut novel. Born in Paris and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, her stories often reflect the emotions, struggles and triumphs of everyday life. She enjoys writing short-stories, poetry as well as spoken word.


J.K. Anowe

J.K. Anowe was born in Nigeria in 1994. He is currently a degree student of the department of foreign languages at the University of Benin, Nigeria, where he writes and edits poetry and short stories for Parrot, the university magazine. A published author who speaks English and French fluently, with a spattering of Igbo, Anowe is working on his first collection of poems.


Osinachi Pearl Onyema

Osinachi Pearl Onyema, a graduate of Law from Birmingham City University, hails from Imo state. She discovered her passion for
writing at an early age and has since worked for the Sun Newspaper,
Nigeria, and started a lifestyle blog. She is a member of the Africa Book Club.


Samson Nyarima

Samson Nyarima, a teacher of Kiswahili language and literature, works and lives in Kisumu, Kenya


Toyosi Elizabeth Temitope

"I'm fascinated by the art of threading words together to form tapestries of meaning. My dream is to work my way around the world and tell stories as I go. I'm currently studying Digital Communications in the University of Baltimore. I'm a Nigerian."


Nana Arhin Tsiwah

Nana Arhin Tsiwah is a disciple of Pan-African Consciousness, a Village
Servant, a Cultural Ideologist and a student of Akanism. Tsiwah, a Linguist performist of Mfantse-Akan Ancestry, writes from Cape Coast, Ghana.


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.


Richard Anyah

Richard Anyah lives and writes in Ibadan, Nigeria. Some of his poems have been featured in anthologies and magazines. His dog is called courage and he has imaginary Japanese friends who write poems.


Ali Znaidi

Ali Znaidi lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He is the author of several chapbooks, including 'Experimental Ruminations' (Fowlpox Press, 2012), 'Moon’s Cloth Embroidered with Poems' (Origami Poems Project, 2012), 'Bye, Donna Summer!' (Fowlpox Press, 2014), and 'Taste of the Edge' (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014).


Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha

Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha is a multitalented young woman with a natural flair for the arts. She wrote her first unpublished novel at the age of six and has been writing poems, scripts, short stories, and songs since then, which were mainly for leisure. One of her poems, “The New Yam Festival,” won second prize in a nationwide poetry competition in 1983. She was the recipient of the silver prize at the Kanagawa World Biennial Children's art competition in Japan in 1987. By profession, Chigozie is an ophthalmic surgeon and an avid researcher. She draws inspiration from God and from the love of her family. She is married to Joseph McCarthy Mbadugha, a legal practitioner and visiting professor of international arbitration, and resides in Lagos, Nigeria. Beyond the Trial is her first published work.


Maxwell A. Kamlongera

Maxwell A. Kamlongera is a 24-year-old aspiring writer from Malawi. Currently undertaking a course in Professional Writing and Translation at the University of Pretoria, he holds a degree in Journalism.


Ehizogie Iyeomoan

Ehizogie Iyeomoan is a Nigerian poet. His poems have appeared in Kalahari Review, Provocanyon Review, Expound magazine, Praxis online magazine, Korea-Nigeria transnational poetry anthologies, volumes 4 & 5; Boda Boda Anthem & other poems: a Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation initiative, Uganda; the New Black magazine, Asaplanet, Write Paragraphs, Lyriversity, and forthcoming elsewhere. He is an OSIWA poetry fellow and his poems have been translated into French and Italian. He won the Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast Prize (5th edition) and also received honorary mention in the Castello de Diuno international poetry competition (11th edition).


Ngozi Unigwe

Ngozi Unigwe graduated from the English Dept. of the University of Jos, Nigeria.


Ogana D. Okpah

Ogana D. Okpah is studying plant science and biotechnology at Nasarawa State University, Nigeria. He has been published in The New Black Magazine.


'Wole Olayinka

'Wole Olayinka, a law student, loves to write fiction and hopes
to pioneer a new genre of African fiction with his works.


Jesse Bwanakambi

Jesse Bwanakambi is a student of Communications and Public Relations at Moi University, Kenya. He enjoys cruise biking, writing, reading and absorbing information from reliable sources.


Joseph Omoh Ndukwu

Ndukwu Joseph Omoh lives in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. He loves to write and experience life.


Sibbyl Whyte

Sibbyl Whyte is a Nigerian writer who is subject to the whims of her headstrong chi. Bits of her imagination have appeared on Gypsiana - her laptop, Facebook, Naijastories and some anthologies she knows only by name. She is currently at work on the untold stories in her head.


Wafula p’Khisa

Wafula p'Khisa is a poet, writer and teacher from Kenya. He studied English, Literature & Education at Moi University. His work has been published in The Legendary (issue 48), Aubade Magazine (issue 1), The Seattle Star, The Beacon (ebook anthology), Scarlet Leaf Review, Antarctica Journal, NYSAI Press, AfricanWriter.com, Best 'New' African Poets 2015 Anthology, VoicesNet.com, The Pendulum, Mgv2 Magazine, Lunaris Review, Best 'New' African Poets 2016 Anthology, PPP Ezine (vol 2, issue 1), Advaitam Speaks Literary Journal (vol 2, issue 1), Basil O' Flaherty Journal, Emanations (issue 2), The New Ink Review, Better Than Starbucks Magazine (April issue,2018), Disgrace Land (ebook anthology on Zimbabwe), Tuck Magazine and Best 'New' African Poets 2017 anthology. His work has also been published in French.


Feyisayo Anjorin

Feyisayo Anjorin is a writer, director and actor. He trained at AFDA, Johannesburg, and has worked on film and TV productions in Nigeria and South Africa.


Naipanoi Lepapa

Naipanoi Lepapa, a journalist, writes dark poetry. Her work has been published in Lawino magazine under the pen name Liz Leppy which she recently ditched for her real name to honor her Maasai roots.


Kay Bature

Kay Bature is a young writer. He is an editor at The African Street Writer and KOLA Magazine and the author of A Bellyful of Words Vol. 1 & 2, an eblogzine available at theafricanstreetwriter.com. He is currently working on a collection of stories and poetry.


Chisom Okwara

I am Chisom Okwara. I'm seventeen. I live in Aba, Abia state, Nigeria. I love singing, listening to music and watching TV. I just started writing
recently and I hope to grow with time.


Su'eddie Vershima Agema

Su’eddie Vershima Agema is an award winning poet, fiction writer, Editor and Executive Officer at SEVHAGE Publishers. Su’eddie was included in EGC’s Top 50 Nigerian Contemporary Poets in 2013 and 2014.


Chidi Arua

Chidi Arua is a 21-year-old famed procrastinator, who is guilty of looking older than his age. This annoys him. He was born and raised in Nigeria - as if he had any choice. He currently lives in Uyo, where he his also an undergraduate of civil engineering at the city's varsity - University of Uyo. Due to his love for writing, he writes a weekly football article that is published on the website of Nigeria's biggest football club, Enyimba (www.enyimbafc.net).


Oluwakayode Falade

Falade Oluwakayode was born in Nigeria. He is a leisure photographer, songwriter and storyteller. Currently in Lagos, he is curious as to how Art can change his being. So, when he is not writing, he is thinking of other Arts.


Pius Didier


Nurain Oladeji

Nurain Oladeji writes from Nigeria. His works have appeared online
and in print publications


Akan Kenymabasi Uwe


B.M. Dzukogi

B.M. Dzukogi is the pioneer Director-General, Niger State Book Development Agency, and former General-Secretary, Association of Nigerian Authors. He founded the Hill-Top Art Centre, Minna in 2004. He has to his credit ten publications in poetry, short story, essay, interview, children’s story and aphorism. He is an art administrator responsible for the creation of many art programmes and platforms which include the Annual Schools Carnival of Arts and Festival of Songs, Nigerian Writers Series, Minna Literary Series, MBA International Literary Colloquium, National Teen Authorship Scheme, Bookhawker and many other literary initiatives in Niger State and Nigeria.


Caleb Ajinomoh

Ajinomoh Caleb is a print journalist by day and a commercial writer by night. He contributes to the education review desk of The Sun Newspaper, a foremost Nigerian tabloid. His first non-fiction, Job Seekers Do Stupid Things, was released in September 2015. His first fiction, Fe-mme Fa-tale, is undergoing final edit and is primed for a March 2016 release. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.


Caiphas Brewsters Soyapi

Caiphas Brewsters Soyapi is a Zimbabwean lawyer based in South Africa. He currently serves as the Editorial Assistant for the Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal and he is an avid reader of fiction and poetry.


Ahmed Hussain

Hussain Ahmed, a lover of books and a wielder of words, contributes from Nigeria.


Idowu Joshua Omidire

Idowu Joshua Omidire studied English at the University of Lagos. His works have appeared in different literary anthologies, newspapers and online literary magazines. He is based in Lagos, Nigeria.


Basit Jamiu

Basit Jamiu is a writer, poet, and sometimes a critic. His other publications can be found in literary magazines such as Kalahari Review, Brittle Paper, Magunga, TheNukan, Niche and others.


Tope Salaudeen-Adégòkè

The Favourite Son of Africa is the pseudonym of Tope Salaudeen-Adégòkè. He is an editor, literary critic and poet from Ibadan, Nigeria. A member of WriteHouse Collective, Tope assesses manuscripts for publication and is one of the organisers of Artmosphere, a leading monthly literary event in Ibadan. Also, he is the administrator of the Kofi Awoonor Memorial Library in Ibadan and is a book reviewer at Wawa Review of Books, Abuja, Nigeria. He enjoys travelling and cooking.


Victor Chukwuemeka Azubike

Victor Azubike is a Nigerian writer and lawyer whose short fiction and poetry have been published by Africanwriter.com, Romance Magazine, Voices net and weavers anthology. He currently lives with his partner in Abuja, the Federal Capital territory of Nigeria.


Tolu Daniel

Tolu Daniel is a writer. His works have appeared both in print and
online. He is the Social Media Associate and Assistant Editor at
Afridiaspora. You can find him on twitter via @iamToluDaniel


Wazani Ijarafu & Faith Tallam

Wazani Ijarafu, an alumnus of the ANA/Yusuf Ali creative writing workshop, is a poet from Nigeria. Faith Tallam is a poet from Kenya.


Olumide Ayodele


Emuobome Jemikalajah

Emuobome Jemikalajah is an up-and-coming poet. He has lived in Warri and Ibadan. His poems have been published in Phases: Poetry of People Chap book, and Wind of Change anthology. He is also an avid lover of art.


Chijioke Victor Uche

Chijioke Victor Uche aka Ceejay, is many things to many people. Writer. Accountant. Blogger. Friend. Et cetera. But first and foremost, here and now, a writer. He has written stories for radio and has had his literary works published in online magazines and literary journals like KALAHARI REVIEW, YNAIJA and RUNNING OUT OF INK (Scotland). Chijioke lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.


Adetuyi Adetola

Adetuyi Adetola, a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has had poems published on AfricanWriter.com and OAUpeeps. He resides in Akure, Nigeria.


Tuntufye Simwimba

Tuntufye Simwimba is a third year law student from Malawi. He was the
overall winner of the 2008 Malawi PEN Short Story competition. He is a
contributor to the Imagine Afraid 500 short story anthology. He writes
to deal with anger and boredom.


Dinachi Ikenna Dike

Dinachi Ikenna Dike is a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and lives in Lagos, Nigeria. He enjoys creative writing, creative music, outdoors and photography.


Sunday Victor Akwu

Akwu, Sunday Victor, holds a degree in English & Literary Studies from Kogi State University, Anyigba. He is a poet and critic with a Marxist touch.


Madu Chisom Kingdavid

Madu Chisom Kingdavid is a final year student of history and
international studies at Imo State University, Owerri. His works have
appeared in anthologies, National dailies and online magazines.


Olayinka Oyegbile

Olayinka Oyegbile is an award winning Nigerian journalist who is widely travelled. He has won many journalism fellowships among which are the World Health Organization (WHO) Fellowship in Public Health Reporting, The John S. Knight Fellowship and the American Cancer Society Fellowship, among others. His stories have been published both at home and abroad. He is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and other associations. His book ‘Home Away From Home’ which is about the religious crises that have rocked the northern part of the country was published in 2011.


Collins Okpala


Munachim Amah

Erratic mess of a human. Research assistant at Lagos Business School. Lover of stories. Keen observer of life. Marketing communications enthusiast. Loner.


Michael Inioluwa Oladele

Michael Inioluwa Oladele is a student at Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction and his works have been published on The Naked Convos and Tuck Magazine. A blogger at inspirationalsquad.blogspot.com, he believes we all have stories to tell even though some people are too shy to tell theirs.


Adedayo Agarau

Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau is a Nigerian Poet and undergraduate studying Nutrition and Dietetics. He loves food, people and poetry and these things ring around his writings. He won the Eriata Oribhabor International Food poetry competition 2016, the Tony Tokunbo Fernandez International poetry competition 2015, and few others. Adedayo has contributed to anthologies and online journals like Kalahari Review. His works are forthcoming on other online journals.


Levi Cheruo Cheptora

Levi Cheruo Cheptora, a writer, poet, recorded singer, and freelance journalist, is based in Nairobi, Kenya. His publications are available on Amazon.com.


Ifediba Zube

Ifediba Zube is a medical student at the University of Port Harcourt.
She loves speed writing in a journal and has a sweet tooth for Lesley
Nneka Arimah's stories. She has been published on Kalahari Review.


Abayomi Zeal Akinmade

Abayomi Zeal Akinmade is a student of English and Literary Studies at Kogi state University, Anyigba.


Emmanuel Nwafor

Nwafor Emmanuel is a lawyer, humorist and creative writer who got his creative writing certificate from the Garden City Literary Festival which was facilitated by the award-winning Ugandan writer Doreen Baigana and Professor Chukwuemeka Ike.


Atuhairwe Agrace Mugizi

I am a lawyer by vocation and instruction and a writer by rebellion. I enjoy a quiet read away from traffic of any kind. I do not mind settling in Nairobi since I have many hideouts to piece out a feature but would keep Kampala nigh for groceries, friends and family.


Chukwuemeka Nwagu

Chukwuemeka Nwagu writes from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has been published once in The Kalahari Review.


Chikosolu Uzoka

Chikosolu Uzoka is a nerdy, jerky twenty–something year old psychologist who desires to connect deeply with every human traversing the earth’s surface. A voracious reader and budding African writer, Uzoka is a passionate lover of aesthetics, written words and good music; the last she does best in the confines of her bathroom, often screaming in loud pitches.


Michael Achile Umameh

Michael Achile Umameh is a Nigerian doctoral student of Mathematics Education at the University of Leeds. The author poetry collections "Memoir of the Reluctant Prodigal" (2006) and "The Mills of the Gods and Other Rented Tears" (2011) is eclectic in his approach to literature and art.


Michael Larry

As teenage years move to adulthood, Michael Larry finds himself caught up in literature. The lover of poetry writes from a hot space lost in Nigeria, waddling between bright morning sun and dark night shadows, his sources of inspiration.


Romeo Oriogun

Romeo Oriogun's work has been featured (or is forthcoming) on Brittle Paper, Kalahari Review, Phases of Poetry (Sankofa), EGC Blog, etc. His Chapbook, Burnt Men is available for download on Praxis. He lives and writes in Ikare-Akoko, a town where the hills are spirits whispering words into the ears of poets.


Augustine Malizu

Augustine Malizu is a lover of words and anything literature. He
writes his heart out as the muse comes. He's currently serving in Minna,
Niger State in Nigeria.


Amina Dauda Oseme

Amina Dauda Oseme is a lawyer and poet. She lives in Kaduna, Nigeria, where she practices by day and writes at night.


Isaac Alesh Melchizedek

Isaac Alesh Melchizedek is a Nigerian poet. His works are online or forthcoming on The Kalahari Review, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Brittle Paper, amongst others.


Ufuoma Bakporhe

Ufuoma Bakporhe is a twenty-one year old Nigerian writer and a final year student of law at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. In 2014, Bakporhe's debut novel, 'Lettars From an Imbecile', a coming-of-age story centered on child autism, was published by Emotion Press, Ibadan. She is a lover of fiction and every good literature. She runs a blog where her works of fiction are featured. Ufuoma's works have been longlisted and shortlisted in different writing competitions. She has also produced winning stories.


Abayomi Ogunniyi

Abayomi Ogunniyi says of his poetry: “My love for poetry is very strong, whereby i consider it a page of my life. I am aspiring to create positive values as a poet to my world.” He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.


Afolabi Boluwatife

Afolabi Boluwatife is a 4th Year Clinical student at the University College
Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria. He is passionate to a fault about poetry and is currently working on publishing his first chapbook. His poems have been published on Kalahari review, Kollectiv, several online blogs and some editorial boards at the University.


Oluwafemi Oloidi

Oluwafemi Oloidi has an M.A. degree and he is a Ph.D. student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is an artist, poet and a fashion designer. Oloidi, the author of two novels, Shoeless Night and In Their Own World, is currently working on his third.


I.J. Kalia

Known by the name I.J. Kalia, Innocent Joseph Kalia is a Nigerian poet, author, writer, educator and entrepreneur. He published his first novel, Beside Heavens in 2011 and in late 2013, I.J. Kalia and Happy Mosez published Streams of Blue Flames, a collection of love poems. In 2015, he published Rusted Guitar Strings with AuthorHouse, UK, his single debut collection of poetry. He sees writing poems as his voice of expression. I.J. Kalia is a product of Nasarawa State University, Keffi and NTI Kaduna. He is a founding member of Grinlemon Literary Society and also a member of AWF (Abuja writers’ forum).


Yaw Panfo

Yaw Panfo is a poet and blogger at African Poetry and Stories for your Soul. He will be graduating this year from the Economics and Information Studies programme at the University of Ghana. He is interested in writing and believes that poetry can trigger development and education, a journey of rediscovering the self. He is currently working to publish his first collection of poems.


Charles Nhamo Rupare

Charles Nhamo Rupare is of Shona origin, born and raised in Zimbabwe. He currently resides in Johannesburg, South Africa, but works across the Afrikan continent and other parts of the world. Charles Nhamo’s interests span many disciplines. He is an award-winning Afrikan-centred brand specialist, curator, percussionist, Poet, writer and an all round Pan-Afrikan instigator of thought. He is the founder of Sankofa Republik, a Pan African Creative Hub. He is artistic Director at TEDXJohannesburg, and contributing editor for ProudlyAfrikan.org. He is passionate about collaborations with other Afrikan creatives. He is currently working on his first fictional novel centered around the impact of witchcraft on Afrikan families.


Wonderful Samson

Wonderful Samson is resident in Blantyre, Malawi, where he is a student of journalism at the Malawi Institute of Journalism. His short story, "Through The Leins," recently reached the shortlist of the Annual MAWU/FMB Short Story competition.


Tope Akeredolu

Akeredolu Tope Akinola is a Nigerian poet, language instructor and contributor at People’s Voice magazine - a community based quarterly magazine. His works have appeared on African writer, Indian periodical, for Harriet, ink sweat and tears, dwartz online, Antarctic journal and several literary outlets. He is back at his alma mater in pursuance of a degree in law. He lives and writes from Ikare Akoko- the land of the twin mountains.


Deleteh Bank

Deleteh Bank, a medical student at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, combines attention to the grasping and perfection of clinical skills and his love for creative writing with a perfect blend of hard play and fun. He has received a prize for short story writing from The Association of Nigerian Authors, Rivers State Branch.


Wazani Adamu Ijarafu

Wazani Ijarafu is a Poet learning the art of art. He loves folk music & the sound of the banjo instrument. He searches for the sea between Love and war.


Ifeanyi Ikechukwu

The author is a chemical engineering student at FUTO.


Wanjala Njalale

Wanjala Njalale’s short stories have appeared on Brittle Paper and in The East African Magazine. His poetry is forthcoming on Aerodrome. Born to a Christian father and a Muslim mother in Rural Western Kenya, the author moved to the city, Nairobi, at the age of nineteen to pursue university studies. He currently lives in the Rift Valley town of Nakuru where he works by day as an English and Literature Instructor at a Girls High School. He writes during his spare time.


Bomi Ehimony

Bomi Ehimony is a writer from Nigeria.


Toyin Bakare

Bakare Ibrahim Toyin is a native of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. Bakare is an undergraduate student of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University. His works have appeared both online and in literary magazines.


Nnamdi Uzuegbu

Nnamdi Uzuegbu attends the Nigerian Law School. He loves to write and read African literature.


Peter Kwange

Peter kwange is a graduate of Semait School of Basic and Remedial Studies, Minna. He has a profound love for the arts. A member of the Hill-Top Arts Center, Minna, his collection of poetry titled “Deflowered” was published 2016. He has been featured in journals too.


Abdulrahman M. Abu-yaman

Abdulrahman M. Abu-yaman is a Nigerian poet amateur artist. He studied Economics at IBB University, Lapai. A collector of autobiography, and a student of fashion, he participated in the Abuja Literary Society Poetry Slam 2016. His poems have appeared in London Grip magazine, Kalahari Review, Tuck Magazine, Brittle Paper, and is forthcoming in Asian Signature where he will be featured as a contemporary world poet.


Kanyinsola Olorunnisola


Olalekan Moyosore Lalude

Olalekan Moyosore Lalude is a Nigerian lawyer, essayist and short story writer. He is a currently a doctoral student at the School of Law and Security Studies, Babcock University. He has been published under the name Mark Lekan Lalude in the African Writer, Kalahari Review, WTBP Anthology and Face2Face Africa.


Echezonachukwu Nduka

Echezonachukwu Nduka, poet and classical pianist, is the author of the critically acclaimed collection Chrysanthemums for Wide-Eyed Ghosts (2018). Hailed by The Guardian Life Magazine as artist extraordinaire, his writing has appeared in 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry Vol. II, A Thousand Voices Rising: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry, Transition, Expound, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, River River, Bombay Review, Ake Review, Saraba, Jalada Africa, Bakwa Magazine, among others. He currently resides in New Jersey where he writes, teaches, and performs regularly as a solo and collaborative pianist. Find him online at www.artnduka.com


Christian Ojochegbe Jacob

Christian Ojochegbe Jacob was born in Kogi State, Nigeria and is currently an undergraduate student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he divides his time between writing and studying. His stories have been featured in the Kalahari Review and Kaanem.


Tony Ogunlowo

Tony Ogunlowo is a London-based writer and author of fifteen books spanning poetry collections, plays, short-story collections, novels and novellas. As a prolific columnist his articles are syndicated throughout Nigeria and the rest of the world, published on blogs, print newspapers and magazines and websites. His short stories and flash fiction have been broadcast over the BBC and Smooth 98.1 FM #thetalesatnightime and his pidgin English poetry is studied as part of the Nigerian Open University English Literature course EN214.


Nduka Otiono

Nduka Otiono is a writer and Assistant Professor at the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa. He has been a journalist and General Secretary of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). Among his creative writing books are: The Night Hides with a Knife (short stories), which won the ANA/Spectrum Prize for fiction; Voices in the Rainbow (Poems), a finalist for the ANA/Cadbury Poetry Prize; Love in a Time of Nightmares (Poems) for which he was awarded the James Patrick Folinsbee Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing. Otiono has co-edited We-Men: An Anthology of Men Writing on Women (1998), and Camouflage: Best of Contemporary Writing from Nigeria (2006).


Philips Chidumebi

Philips Chidumebi is a Nigerian writer, content developer and poet. In 2014, he was selected for the UNESCO Port Harcourt World book capital writers in residence program, and had his short story published in the Songhai12 anthology. He has contributed to Kalahari Review, African writer, YNaija, etc. He is currently writing his debut book which he hopes would be read as a memoir.


E.J. Simeon

E.J. Simeon is a Sierra Leonean born, British writer currently resident in London, England. He studies computing at the university while pursuing his passion for creative writing.


Oluyemisi Adedokun

Oluyemisi A. Adedokun-Oladejo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature from Tai Solarin University of Education and a Master’s Degree in Literature in English from University of Ibadan. She spots and writes about remarkable particulars in ordinary events and the routine lives of regular people. Oluyemisi is a researcher who will most likely be found ploughing virgin fields. Her works have appeared in print and in online publishing platforms.


Victor Eyo

Victor Eyo is a Nigerian writer. His poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming on Africanwriter.com, Damiajayiwordpress.com, Kalahari Review.


Michael Jimoh


Maryam Gatawa

Maryam Gatawa is a prolific poet, writer and human rights activist based in Kano, Nigeria. A graduate of Economics from Bayero University, Kano, she enjoys reading and the arts.


Changming Yuan

Changming Yuan, a 9-time Pushcart nominee and author of 7 chapbooks, started to learn English at age 19 and published monographs in translation before moving out of China. Currently, Changming edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, London Magazine, New Coin, Threepenny Review and 1219 others across 38 countries.


Olufunke Kolapo

Olufunke Kolapo’s poems and short stories have been published in several online publications, including Bright Light Cafe, The Writer's Cafe, UK Poetry Library, Silver Birch Press, The Reverie Journal, etc. A graduate of English at the University of Ibadan, in Nigeria, she is an educator, a secondary school teacher.


Iwundu Wisdom

Iwundu Wisdom is a Nigerian writer whose works have appeared in The Kalahari Review, TeenInk and Brittle Paper. He lives in Lagos where he teaches small private colleges.


Nana Aisha Salaudeen

Nana Aisha Salaudeen is an Economist and Accountant with a passion for reading and writing. She is a lover of words and her pen has been spilling both fiction and non-fiction since 2012.


Adams Adeosun

Adams Adeosun is a lover of literature and all things literary. A student of architecture at LAUTECH, he is writing stories and poems when he is not hunched over a drawing table. He believes in free expression through the pen and dreams of travelling across the continent of Africa.


Nana Akyempo

Nana Akyempo is a poet and writer who occasionally dabbles in the pleasures of Spoken Word. His poems and essays have been published and/or are forthcoming on Three Sixty Ghana and Gird Blog. Some of his poems and essays can also be found on akyempo.wordpress.com and greymural.wordpress.com. He is the 2016 winner of the Three Sixty Writers' Challenge and recently completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and Political Science at the University of Ghana.


Tony Tokunbo Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Fernandez is a man of many parts. An experimentalist who fuses poetry, graphics, sounds, animation and music, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English language and Literature from the University of Lagos. He later completed a program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the Frances King International Training Institute in South Kensington and went on to study Web design and Programming at the City University in the Heart of London. Currently working on a novel titled The Secrets in the Wind, he is also the Arts Online Producer of Africa Awakening, an African Arts production. He recently expanded his services to include editing documentaries and researching into home made movies. His long term dream is to get his work shown on TV Stations all over Africa and in the diaspora.


Muritala Sule

Muritala Sule is a man of many parts. Author, screenwriter, movie director, journalist, his publications include Shadows of Hunger (Longman 1987 novel), and the yet to be published novel The Other Children and collection of short stories, City of Love. His movies direct to video are Oju'nu, Gbedunrin and The Other Children. His television work include SPACS on NTA (writer, co-creator) and Genius on AIT (writer, script editor). He also created and hosted Lagbo Video, Nigeria's pre-eminent television magazine program exploring the world of movies and movie stars. He was also a senior editor at Media Review, the defunct, but highly enjoyable watch dog of Nigerian journalism.


Oluwatoyosi Agbaakin

Agbaakin Oluwatoyosi Jeremiah, a Nigerian poet, studies law at the University of Ibadan. A four-time finalist of the Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest, he was also a finalist in the 2014 Christopher Okigbo Poetry contest and the PIN Poetry Challenge. He works have been published or are forthcoming in the Sentinel Quarterly, NIGMA Magazine, BPPC Anthology, The Kalahari Review, Sub-Saharan Magazine, NCL, Elsieisy, W. R. R, Kreative Diadem, etc.


Ade'dapo Treasure

Ade'dapo Treasure is a Nigerian writer and former Non-Fiction Editor at The Reflector. He studied at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.


Esomnofu Ebelenna

Esomnofu Ebelenna was born in Onitsha, Anambra State. He read English and Literature at the University of Nigeria. When he's not writing, he paints and listens to music.


Titilayo Adeoye

Titilayo Adeoye is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, where she studied Literature in English. She loves writing, proof-reading and editing for individuals and companies as a freelancer. She works at Kraft Books Ltd., Ibadan.


Marial Awendit

Marial Awendit is a South Sudanese poet and essayist. His poems have been published in Brittle Paper, Kalahari Review, African Writer, Praxis Magazine Online, Best New African Poets 2016 Anthology and elsewhere lit. He won the 2016 South Sudan Talent Youth Awards for the category of Best Poet and the 2018 Babishai-Niwe Poetry Award.


Abdullahi Arebi

Abdullahi Arebi is a graduate of Economics from the University of Lagos. He has a passion for reading and writing. You can find more of his work on shadesofourlives.com


Michael 'Wudz' Ochoki

Michael ‘Wudz’ Ochoki is a Kenyan poet and memoirist residing in Sudan. He co-founded Eldoret Poets Association – a group of poets from Western Kenya; One-Night Stand Poetry – a monthly performance platform; and he is the editor for EPA’s annual anthology. Winner of KOLA: African Street Writers Awards, his poems have appeared or shortlisted or performed in BN Poetry, Kenya Drama Festivals, StoryMoja, Praxis Magazine, Kalahari Review, several anthologies, magazines and blogs. His muse is art, mysticism, human nature and philosophy. He’s currently working as a journalist and educator in war-torn northern Sudan states.


Uche Osita James

Uche Osita James is a 400 level law student at the University of Nigeria. He is the current President of the Nwokike Literary Club and under his administration, a fifth literary journal titled "Surugede" was published in the name of the club. A freelance writer, he is working on his first novel.


Tega Oghenechovwen

Tega Oghenechovwen was born in Northern Nigeria but grew up in the oily Niger-Delta. He studied English and Literature at Delta State University, Nigeria. Over the years, he has evolved into a social entrepreneur and an environmentalist. He believes writing is the best skill Man can learn to use, because Man himself is a story. He is an associate of jbwSTUDIOS, a theatre organization with a writing hub.


Abraham Yahaya

I am Abraham Yahaya, a young aspiring writer from the middle part of Nigeria currently undertaking a degree program at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Niger state.


Gaamangwe Joy Mogami

Gaamangwe Joy Mogami is a Motswana poet, playwright and screenwriter. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Botswana. She has performed her poetry at UB Writers Workshop, Maitisong Writers Workshop and Poets Passport in Botswana, as well as in High Spirits Poetry slam and Pune Poetry Slam in India. She is the founder and writer of a new interview magazine called Africa in Dialogue.


Okafor Ugochi Winnie

Okafor Ugochi Winnie is an undergraduate of English at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. She is a lover of literature and sports. Her short non-fiction is featured in an anthology published by BrittlePaper.


Marvel Chukwudi Pephel

Marvel Chukwudi Pephel is a prolific Nigerian writer who writes poems, short stories and other things besides. His works have appeared or are forthcoming in Pyrokinection, Jellyfish Whispers, High Coupe, The Kalahari Review, The Avocet, The Naked Convos, Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature, Academy of the Heart and Mind, I Am Not a Silent Poet, PIN Quarterly Journal, African Writer, amongst others. He was shortlisted for the 2016 Quality Poets Competition. His poetry was selected for the Best New African Poets 2016 Anthology. He is currently a two-time winner of the Creative Writing Ink Competition (Ireland). You can follow him on Twitter @Marvel_C_Pephel.


Eric Atie

Eric Atie is a graduate of the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a creative photographer and a short story writer who is passionate about African Literature. He is currently working on his debut short story collection.


Gordon Ayisi

Ayisi Gordon Gullanyi is my full name. I am Ghanaian and 19 years old. I write poems and like reading and writing. I like both Classical and African literature. I like music and I am currently working on an anthology of poems.


Innocence Silas Katricia

Innocence Silas Katricia is a Nigerian poet, book reviewer and photographer whose works have appeared on various online platforms and anthologies.


Ozimede Sunny Ekhalume

Ozimede Sunny Ekhalume's writing has appeared/is to appear in The Missing Slate, Enkare Review, The Kalahari Review, Africa Book Club and Poetry Pacific. His storybook was shortlisted for the ANA Prize for Children's Literature, 2016. He is currently working on his first
full-length novel.


Adebayo Temitope

Adebayo Temitope navigates the forgotten essence of his roots through poetry. His poems are mainly about the black man's heritage, history, woes and future.


Nelson C.J.

Nelson C.J. writes fiction, nonfiction, and everything in between. A prose-reader for Carve Magazine, Winter Tangerine, and Parentheses Journal, his works have appeared in AfroPunk, Ambit Magazine, Ake Review 2018, Brittle Paper and a few other spaces.


Osahon Ize-Iyamu

Osahon Ize-Iyamu is a 14 year old writer of speculative and literary fiction. He is currently working on his first novel.


Moffat Sebola


Tolu Ajayi

Tolu Ajayi, novelist and former chairman of the Lagos Chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA, is also a medical doctor.


Victor Damilola Garuba

Victor Damilola Garuba is a Nigerian poet, short story author and singer-songwriter.


Eze Ifeanyichukwu Peter

Eze Ifeanyichukwu Peter studied Philosophy at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. His works have appeared on Africanwriter, Afridiaspora, Brittlepaper, Black Boy Review, The Kalahari Review, and NaijaStories.


Aoiri Obaigbo

Aoiri Obaigbo was editor, Mister Magazine, and Associate Producer, Energy this Week on Africa Independent Television. The author of Proverb Child, shortlisted for the ANA/Cadbury Poetry Prize in 1992, and a play, Re-incarnation, a BBC World Service finalist, Obaigbo attended the University of Benin and received his Masters in Literature from the University of Lagos. His latest work, The Wretched Billionaire, was published recently.


Efe Ogufere

I am a banker working in Nigeria with a passion for written and spoken word poetry. My influences are drawn from music of all genres. My favorite poets are Warshan Shire, Tsitsi Jaja Tj Dema, Rupi Kaur and a few other contemporary poets.


Nneoha Aligwe

I'm a student. I think. I write. I read. I'm a lover of creativity. You can reach me on Facebook at Ann Fina.


Mobolaji Olawale

Mobolaji Olawale, a medical doctor who has been published and has works forthcoming in The Kalahari Review, African Writer, Brittle Paper and Afridiaspora, writes from Lagos, Nigeria. He worries about his FPL team every weekend.


Kenechukwu Childless Obiezu

Kenechukwu Childless Obiezu is a practicing lawyer based in Abuja, Nigeria. He has copious interest in reading, creative writing, people and places.


Henry Ajah

Henry Ajah is a medical student at the University of Benin, Nigeria. He’s in love with words and the things they create.


Udeme Ralph

Udeme Ralph is a Nigerian novelist and short story writer. He is a professional historian and a lover of philosophy. His philosophical fiction, Beyond the Veil, was published in 2013 by Westbowpress. His short stories have appeared on Storied.com, Wittyink, and other online platforms. Udeme is an alumnus of ANA/Yusuf Ali creative writing workshop.


Miracle Nwokedi

Ominivert. Witty. One-woman chariot of contingencies. She writes because life abounds in stories begging to be told.


Nome Patrick

Nome Patrick is a poet, writer and deep thinker. He's crazy about books, children and romance. He's a sophomore in the University of Benin.


Sola Osofisan

Sola Osofisan is a writer, webmaster and founding editor of this website. He is the author of Darksongs (poetry) and The Living and the Dead (short stories), published by Heinemann, DarkVisions (Malthouse short stories) and Blood Will Call. His radio play, Old Letters, was broadcast on the BBC.


Jonathan Otamere Endurance

Jonathan Otamere Endurance is a poet who finds his muse in reading and writing. He is an undergraduate at the University of Benin, studying English and Literature.


Wanangwa Zondani Mtawali

Wanangwa Zondani Mtawali is a Malawian journalist and short story writer. A product of the Malawi Institute of Journalism, he works for Joy Media Group as a staff reporter based in Lilongwe, Malawi's Capital City. He has had short stories published in Malawi's main weekend newspapers, The Weekend Nation and The Sunday Times. His stories also appear on authorme.com and africanwriter.com. Wanangwa enjoys writing, reading and taking walks.


Godwin Uche Uwadilachi

Godwin Uche Uwadilachi believes African Literature is the gateway to another literary era yet unknown and tries the best he can to contribute his quota. His stories have appeared on the Kalahari Review, African Writer and elsewhere. He was shortlisted for the Syncity Anniversary Anthology + Prize and long listed for the 2019 Writivism Short Story Prize.


Etornam Agbodo

Etornam Agbodo writes short stories, poems and novels. His writing is mostly inspired by his day to day confrontation with Africa and the world at large.


Ademola Enoch

Ademola Enoch is a graduate of Project Management from The Federal University of Technology, Akure. He lives in a little town that divides Lagos and Ogun State, Nigeria. When his eyes aren't reading a book, his mouth is singing.


Chizoma Emeka Joshua

Chizoma Joshua loves the Lord, fried plantains, and his sisters; exactly in that order. He believes we can change the world, one written piece at a time. His work has been published on Expound magazine and africanwriter.com. He currently studies Law at a university in Nigeria


Amol Awuor

Amol Awuor is a final year English Literature student at Kenyatta University. His literary commentaries and book reviews have appeared in the 'Saturday Nation', 'The Star', and 'The Standard on Saturday.' His short story 'The Last Hope' was published in the 'Jalada' online magazine.


Amol Awuor & Abenea Ndago

Born in Western Kenya in 1979, Ndago Abenea is a social critic and freelance writer. He also teaches Literature at Kenyatta University.
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Amol Awuor is a final year English Literature student at Kenyatta University. His literary commentaries and book reviews have appeared in the 'Saturday Nation', 'The Star', and 'The Standard on Saturday.' His short story 'The Last Hope' was published in the 'Jalada' online magazine.


Logan February

Logan February is a happy-ish Nigerian owl who likes pizza & typewriters. His work has appeared in Vagabond City, Barking Sycamores, Emboss Magazine, and so on. His book, Yellow Soul (April Gloaming Publishing) & a currently untitled chapbook (Indolent Books) are forthcoming in 2017.


Ciru Israel


David Okorafor

David Okorafor is a medical doctor specializing in Radiology. He loves reading all manner of books, and lives in Enugu with his family.