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.

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.

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).

Wesley Macheso

Wesley Macheso is a Malawian writer currently teaching Creative Writing and Literature at Mzuzu University. He is a columnist with The Daily Times, hosting a weekly column under the title “The Write Stuff”. His short story “This Land is Mine” is published in Water: New Short Fiction from Africa (2016). His children’s book, Akuzike and the Gods, won the 2014/ 2015 Peer Gynt Literary Award. He is an alumnus of the African Writers’ Trust 4th Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop. Some of his work can be read on The Kalahari Review, Brittle Paper, Storymoja Africa, and Africanwriter.com. Twitter handle: @Wesleymax89

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paul Liam

Paul Liam is a poet, literary essayist, columnist, critic, co-editor of Ebedi Review, and a former Assistant Secretary of ANA Niger State. His writings can be found online @ Africanwriter.com, Dugwe.com, and Artmusephere.com and in several national dailies.

E. E. Sule

E. E. Sule is the pen name of Sule E. Egya, an associate professor of
English 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.

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.

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.

Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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 currently Ex-Officio member of ANA at the National level. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chielozona Eze

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

Naza Amaeze Okoli

Naza Amaeze Okoli holds BA and MA degrees in English from the University of Lagos. He is author of the short fiction The Joy of Madness, and co-editor of the anthologies Our Legacy of Madness and Footmarks: Poems on One Hundred Years of Nigeria’s Nationhood. He is currently a PhD student and Teaching Assistant in the Department of English at the University of Mississippi.

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.

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.

Agnes Aineah

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto

Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto (@ChinuaEzenwa) is from Owerri-Nkworji in Nkwerre, Imo state, Nigeria and a lover of literature. He has won the Mazariyya ANA Teen Poetry Prize of the Association of Nigerian Authors, 2009; Speak to the Heart, Inc. Poetry Competition, 2016. He became a runner-up in Etisalat Prize for Literature, Flash fiction, 2014 with I Saved My Marriage. Recently, he won the Castello di Duino Poesia Prize for an unpublished poem, 2018. And some of his works have appeared in Lunaris Review, AFREADA, Kalahari Review, Praxismagazine, The Rising Phoenix Review and Raffish Magazine.

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.

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.

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.

Joseph Omoh Ndukwu

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wazani Adamu Ijarafu

Wazani Adamu Ijarafu is on a journey towards discovering the eighth colour of the rainbow. He loves the smell of air at rainfall.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ahmed Maiwada

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

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.

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.

Victor Eyo

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

Olurotimi Osha

I attended Columbia University in the City of New York, and completed an International Human Rights Law program at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom this summer. I am currently a Doctor of Law Candidate (JD) at The George Washington University Law School, in Washington, DC.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yiro Abari High

Yiro Abari High was born Yiro Abari Pede in Jos, Nigeria, where he currently lives. His love for literature began when he realized that the mood he often felt watching a resplendent sunset or listening to the sound of water trickling between pebbles can be recreated by writers. Since then, he has chosen to walk in the way of literature. He has been published on Brittle Paper and on Kalahari Review. He is the author of How to Become a Music Maestro, available on Amazon.com.

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.

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.

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.

Nduka Echezonachukwu

Echezonachukwu Nduka is a poet, fiction writer, and pianist who was born in Nigeria and educated at the University of Nigeria and Kingston University London, England. Winner of the 2016 Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast Prize, his works have been published in Saraba, Jalada, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, African Writer, Bombay Review, The New Black Magazine, Afridiaspora, Ake Review, and several other reputable magazines and anthologies of fiction and poetry. He has performed as a stage poet in Kingston University London, Anambra Book & Creativity Festival, Ake Arts & Book Festival, Goethe Institut Lagos, and has three poetry films to his credit. He currently lives and writes in Mays Landing, Hamilton Township, New Jersey.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

Ndubuisi Martins Aniemeka

Ndubuisi Martins (Aniemeka) is a Nigerian poet, an emerging literary theorist and critic. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in some notable poetry journals: African Writer, Ngiga Review and elsewhere. He lives in the ancient city of Ibadan, which is renowned for exporting to the world, iconic African poets and critics.

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.

Emmanuel Nwafor

Emmanuel Nwafor is a lawyer, creative writer, poet and humorist. He grew up reading the works of Chinua Achebe, Chukwuemeka Ike, J.P. Clark, Chimamanda Adichie, etc. His works have appeared in newspapers and on blogs and websites in Nigeria.

Amran Gaye

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jude Ifeme

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

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.

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.

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.

Helena Lutchman

Helena Lutchman is a 23-year-old Mauritian who works as Communication Officer in an NGO. She attended “L’Atelier d’Écriture” at l’Institut Français de Maurice for more than a year— a creative writing workshop which encouraged her to develop a more focused approach to writing, eventually allowing some of her poems to be published online and in print. In 2017, she was named co-winner of the Édouard Maunick Poetry Prize for her poem “Louise Baby”.

Ebuka Prince Okoroafor

Ebuka Prince Okoroafor (E.P. Okoroafor) writes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Writing is his means of understanding a fast-evolving world, believing it is a means of enticing the reading populace to begin to cherish the little things around us that we often fail to notice. His work has appeared on Praxis magazine, Kalahari review, and African writer.

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.

Nelson C.J.

Nelson C.J. writes fiction and poetry. His works have appeared on Naijastories and storried.com.

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.

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.

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.

Oscar Okwaro

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

Munachim Amah

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

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.

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.

Andrew Dakalira

Andrew C. Dakalira's stories have appeared on the Africa Book club website, on africanwriter.com, Brittle Paper and The Kalahari Review. His novella, ''VIII,'' was published in the second volume of AfroSF, a collection of African science fiction novellas.

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).

Okey Ndibe

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

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.

John Chizoba Vincent

John Chizoba Vincent is a poet, cinematographer, video director and novelist. He lives in Lagos where he writes.

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.

Samuel Ogunkoya

Ogunkoya Samuel is a Nigerian physiotherapist. His poems have been published/are forthcoming on AfricanWriter, Kalahari Review, Best New African Poets 2017 anthology and Barking Sycamores. He writes from Ile-Ife.

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.

Anthony Okpunor

I live and write from Asaba in Delta State. I discovered poetry as a form of self-expression from my early days of writing. Good & epic music inspire a lot of my works, some of which have been published on social media and in forthcoming magazines. At the least, I believe each one of us is a poet, we just express ourselves in different ways and with different mediums.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Tolu Akinwole

Tolu Akinwole holds a master's degree from the University of Lagos. He is co-editor of the poetry anthology, Our Legacy of Madness. He considers himself a lifelong student of literature, and, because talk is cheap, he
writes.

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".

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.

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.

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.

Paul Oluwafemi David

Paul Oluwafemi David is a scientist, philosopher and poet who fell in love with the beauty of Nature. He is currently a student doctor at the College of Human Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a student of Professor Wole Soyinka and Ben Okri. He believes in humanity and opportunities. He is also a member of the writers’ community at UNN.

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.

Onuchukwu Joseph Chimezie

Onuchukwu Joseph Chimezie is a short story writer who believes a story should be able to pass across information that'll go on to change lives.

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.

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.

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.

Mercy Eni Wandera

Mercy Eni Wandera is an opinionated and phenomenal woman. She is a passionate up and coming writer and quite recently started putting her thoughts down onto her personal blog (mercyonmeweb.com), which she takes a great deal of pride filling with poetry, juicy storytelling, music reviews and literature.

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).

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).

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.

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).

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).

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.

Micheal Ace

Micheal Ace is a poet and writer from Ibadan, Nigeria. A computer scientist who has a strong passion for literature, he has authored two poetry chapbooks titled Sermon from a Stammerer and Scarlet Silk. He believes the world is too complex for a pen to remain idle.

Jorim Alosa

I am a writer from Nairobi, Kenya. I specialize in short stories, though I have also written two novellas and a short story collection. I have written a couple of literary articles in my country's daily. I run a pepper business and in my spare time, I teach budding writers creative writing in my neighborhood.

Miracle Nwokedi

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

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.

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.

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.

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".

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

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).

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.

Mark Lekan Lalude

A postgraduate student at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, I am an essayist, short story writer, novelist and arts enthusiast. I am a thinker looking to advance his art.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Damola Awoyokun

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

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.

Ekomobong Ekpenyong

Ekomobong Ekpenyong is a budding writer living in Nigeria. She is currently an undergraduate at the University of Uyo, where she studies Communication Arts. She loves lying down on her messy bed while thinking about the crazy way the world spins. When she is not writing, she is grooming her Afro.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

Oyebisi Dairo

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Obi Nwakanma

Obi Nwakanma is one of the Nigerian literary awards winning troika invited by Harvard University to represent New Voices From Nigeria at a recent Africa Events Reading (the other two being Maik Nwosu and Akin Adesokan also featured on this site). Poet and journalist, he featured at the Poetry International Festival in 1995. Holder of a BA degree from the University of Jos in Nigeria, Nwakanma was a visiting scholar at one of the pre-eminent universities in Nigeria, UN at Nsukka. Formerly an Assistant Editor at the Sunday Vanguard, he is currently a visiting scholar at The Meeting School, Rindge, NH, where he teaches Literature, Creative Writing and Journalism. Author of Thirsting for Sunlight and The Roped Urn - winner, Association of Nigerian Authors Cadbury Poetry Prize in 1996 - he is at an advanced stage in the writing of The Stifled Sneeze, a biography of the late poet Christopher Okigbo who died during the Biafra war. His poems and articles have appeared in various publications and columns such as The Orbit.

Aremu Adams Adebisi

Aremu Adams Adebisi is a Nigerian writer. His works have appeared on distinct literary platforms like the Mistymountain Magazine, Tuck Magazine, Wrr, etc. Some of his works recently appeared on Kalahari Review and Dwartsonline. He is an undergraduate of Economics and believes Literature is more a Social-science than an Art. He lives and writes in Lagos and currently is working on his first electronic chapbook Transcendence.

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

Jania Likea

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

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.

Gerry Shula Sikazwe

Gerry Shula Sikazwe is a student at the University of Zambia pursuing a Bachelors in Adult Education. He manages a poetry page on Facebook.

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.

Oka Benard Osahon

Oka Benard Osahon is a writer from Nigeria. He has appeared and is upcoming on several literary journals and blogs including Grotesque, Brittle Paper, Kalahari Review, The Friday Influence, Praxis Magazine, Visual Verse, among others. He loves to read fantasy, thrillers and murder mysteries.

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".

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.

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.

Olunosen Louisa Ibhaze

Olunosen Louisa Ibhaze (aka Ooluss Louisa Ibhaze) started writing at a very early age with her friends and sisters as her proofreaders. “I love the ability to create characters and make them do what I want!” Coming from a large family, growing up was fun and there was always something to gossip about. She had the privilege to travel vastly and live in many places, thus learning different cultures and languages. Her writing is greatly influenced by her Christian faith, African culture, life experiences and other abstracts in daily existence! With regards to poetry, she is particularly fascinated by the weather and tries to personify it in many ways. At present she works as a freelance editor and Programme Officer for Research and Documentation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nnamdi Uzuegbu

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

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.

Imade Iyamu

Imade Iyamu is a writer from Lagos, Nigeria. She was the winner of the 2014 Nigeria’s Future Today essay competition. Her short story (What the Tree saw) was published in Wolves Magazine and Afreada
Magazine and her poem, Lost Love, was published in That Igbo Girl, a literary website. In 2016, her short story, She came to you after she died, was longlisted for the Awele Creative Trust Award. She has also been published in the ‘Dearly Beloved’ Anthology of Zoetic Press and is forthcoming in the International Women’s Day anthology of Praxis Magazine.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ivana Osagie

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Donald Ekpeki Chovwe

Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald is a University of Lagos law student by day, poet and storyteller by night. His flash fiction ‘Waking Dream’ was published on Dwart Online and he was longlisted for the Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize 2016. He was also longlisted for the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize 2017 and has been published in a short story collection titled Broken Chimes. His poems also made the top ten of the Next gen speaks global anthology. Ekpeki Chovwe Donald styled the PenPrince is also a member of the African Speculative Fiction Society.

David Okafor

Chimeremeze David Okafor believes strongly in the function of literature as a means of reporting on and when possible positively transform the human situation. A freelance writer and content developer, he has published Poems, a short story and essay at Kalahari Review, African Writer and Pride Magazine. He was a finalist of the Briggite Poirsson Poetry Contest June 2018. You can contact him at Chimeremezeokafor123@gmail.com

Edosio Okeoghene

Edosio Okeoghene is a writer from Nigeria. He is always working on a short story and when blessed by the muse, a poem. He views writing as the only thing that makes sense in this world and he has a thing for the
surreal world and Coldplay. You can find a work of his published in the Kalahari Review and the others in his diary.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Awogbemila Temitope Ayodeji

Awogbemila Temitope Ayodeji is a lily-livered lily that speaks and teaches American Sign language. He adopted a pet he calls Cheetah in 2015. Published by African writer, issue 1 of pink cover zine, Bakwa Magazine, Botsoso Magazine, Kalahari reviews, Communicators league, Elitesdome Poetry, and elsewhere, he loves listening to you.

Wairimu Wanjiru

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Marial Awendit

Marial Awendit is a South Sudanese poet. His poems have appeared on Brittle Paper, Kalahari Review, Africanwriter and the Best New African Poets 2016 Anthology. He writes from Yerul, Eastern Lakes State.

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.

Clarius Ugwuoha

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

C. Uche Onuora

Chukwuemeka Uche Onuora is an Information Systems graduate of Delaware State University (DSU) in Dover, Delaware, USA. Before that, Uche attended primary and secondary schools in Enugu Nigeria. He currently lives and works in Abuja as a Technology Entrepreneur/Consultant. His interests include political debate, reading and writing poetry, listening to music, current affairs analysis, and academic discourse on a comprehensive range of subjects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Malusi Mwongeli

Malusi Mwongeli is a Kenyan writer and a graphic designer. She writes to calm herself because her fingers can't stay still. She would like to be an avid traveler and a certified chicken taster. When she’s not making lists,
on Twitter or eating chicken, she’s probably thinking about it. Her work has been published on Afreada and she has some forthcoming publications on the Kalahari Review.

Trust Tonji

Trust Tonji writes from Porto Novo, Republic of Benin. His poetry has appeared in Prachya Review, Synchronized Chaos, The Kalahari Review, Praxis Magazine, The Electronic Pamphlet and elsewhere.

Chukwuemeka Nwagu

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

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.

Philip Oyok

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

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

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.

Akinsanya Damilola

Akinsanya Damilola is a passionate Law student and an emerging writer who draws his inspiration for writing from a wide range of literature authored by African writers. Lenrie Peters, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka and Kola Onadipe all feature in this inspiration story. His childhood living in Surulere, a suburb of Lagos, also plays a significant part in his literary quest. He is a lover of trees and an unrepentant champion of forest conservation.

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.

Omogbolahan Bello

I am Omogbolahan Bello, a graduate student of political science at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. I like sports, music, poetry and art.

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.

Lausdeus Otito Chiegboka

I am Lausdeus Otito Chiegboka, a medical doctor from Nigeria. I live and work in Nigeria. I write poetry and prose, and made the shortlist for the Commonwealth Short Story competition 2016.

The Visar

The writer, Visar, is a Nigerian whose poetry are snapshots of unsuspecting life. He also writes short stories, haikus and tankas. He has been published on Kalahari Review and Nthanda Review.

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. His blog.

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."

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.

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.'

Lillyanne Gathoni

Lillyanne Gathoni likes to think of herself as an upcoming Kenyan writer. She is a Graduate of Communication & PR from Moi University, Kenya. Her passions range from fiction writing, poetry to digital marketing.

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.

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.

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.

'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!

Akeem Oyalowo

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

Pazqal Eriq Umehea

Pazqal Eriq Umehea is a writer, fashion and art enthusiast and foodie. He hails from Delta state, Nigeria but was born and raised in Kaduna state. He is a graduate of St. Anne’s secondary school in arts.

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.

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."

Success Akpojotor

Success Akpojotor, born in Benin City, writes poetry, prose, and plays. A graduate of the University of Benin's Department of History and an Ambassador appointed by the Fundación César Egido Serrano, Madrid, his work has been published widely online and in print in The Nigerian Observer, Poets Reading the News, Heavy Feather Review, Tuck Magazine, and Wax Poetry and Art. He has been anthologized in Lou Lit Review: The Literary Journal at Louisburg College, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, Best New African Poets 2017 Anthology, and Mounting the Moon: Queer Nigerian Poems.

Wumi Raji

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

Awanto Margaret

Awanto Margaret is a Cameroonian. She has a BA in History and loves to write. Her works have appeared on Tushstories, Tuck Magazine, and The Kalahari Review. Find her on Twitter as @Margaret_awanto

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.

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.

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.

Paul Ojevwe Dididjon

Paul Ojevwe Dididjon is a Nigerian poet. He uses the artistic beauty of words to perform a transformational surgery on the society. He studies English and Literature Education at the University of Benin.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Maureen Onyeziri

Maureen Onyeziri is a microbiology Ph.D. graduate student at Indiana University, Bloomington. Whenever she's not doing research in the lab or teaching undergraduates, she is writing short stories, taking long walks or curled under a warm blanket reading a good book. Her stories have appeared in several webzines including LekkiRepublic and LagosConvo.

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.

Ama Udofa

Ama Udofa writes for page and for stage. He is a firm believer that words are more valuable than the computers on which they are typed. His story "Hai One" was long listed for the 2017 Writivism Short Story Prize. He was also long listed for "Run" in the maiden Okike Prize for Literature. A recipient of the 2017 Flips and Flops short story prize, bits of his imagination appear in several spaces on and offline.

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.

Bunmi Oke

Bunmi Oke comes up with flawless, norm-bending, and record-shattering stories er… in his head. Every once in a while, he’s lucky to get them down. His tales are strewn over AFREADA, Boston Literary Magazine, 81words, Drablr, 101 words, Lifewords.org, and someplace else he doesn't seem to recall. He lives in Ibadan and tweets at
@bunmi_oke.

Pemphero Mphande

My name is Pemphero Mphande. I am 25 years old and Malawian. The best way to describe myself is “I am a story teller”. I see a big story in everything. At the end of the day when I get home, I have tens of stories to tell. Of late I have been writing a lot of creative non-fiction for my fans on Facebook and so I am occasionally tempted to think of myself as a creative non-fiction writer. The truth is I do not really know what genre of writing really suits me. All I know is that I love stories and when I begin to write, I become one with every soul on earth; I forget the world around me and words just pour endlessly. I write anything, everything. By profession I am medical laboratory scientist and currently work as the executive director of Forum for AIDS Counseling and training, an NGO I founded, and also as the public relations officer of Umodzi party, a major political party in Malawi with a desire to contest as a member of parliament in 2019. I was born in Blantyre, Malawi and I currently live in the same city also.

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.

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.

Samson Nyarima

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

Sonwabiso Ngcowa

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

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.

Aurélien Thomas

Aurélien Thomas is a poet who started by writing and publishing in French (his native language) but has now adopted English. His work has appeared in various international publications, and he is currently working on a collection of love poems to be published by next year. However, besides poetry he has a personal interest in Africa and African-related issues; some of his reviews having featured in The New Ink Review, a Zambian based literary journal. He lives in London (UK).

Adeyele Adeniran

Adeyele Adeniran is a student at the University of Lagos. Her poems mostly deal with peace, depression, love and her utmost mission for writing is to express her deepest thoughts with her pen as her voice.

Denise Kavuma

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

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.

Olatunji Ololade

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

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.

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.

Jon Doe

Writing is an escape, my escape. In anonymity I share a piece of my world.

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.

Ify Tony-Monye

Ify Tony-Monye is the author of What Goes Around, a novel. She was a guest on Adesuwa Onyenokwe’s TV talk show ‘Seriously Speaking’ and was interviewed by Daily Trust Newspaper’s Nathaniel Bivan for their Bookshelf section. She writes from Nigeria and is currently working on her second novel.

Bello Akeem

Bello Akeem was born in Lagos. He now lives in a valley on the outskirts of Ogun State. Some of his comments on the socio-political situation in Nigeria can be found online.

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.

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.

Elizabeth Joshua

Elizabeth Joshua is an undergraduate who lives in Nigeria. She is into social work as a volunteer for Ignite Africa and the Youth Empowerment Summit. She loves reading, politics, watching but not mixing with people, and occasionally, writing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alexander Orok

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

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.

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.

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.

Ebuka Evans

Ebuka Evans is a writer and poet. He won the “On the Spur” writing competition for The Muse, a journal of creative and critical writing for the Department of English and Literary Studies, UNN.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tolu Ajayi

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

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.

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.

Adenle Iyanuoluwa Deborah

Adenle Iyanuoluwa Deborah is a writer and a poet. Her poems have appeared on Kalahari Review. She lives in Osun, Nigeria.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ahmed Hussain

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

Joshua Omotayo Aire

Joshua Omotayo Aire is a student of the University of Ibadan. He won the July edition of the 2017 Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest and the 3rd prize of the Ken Egbas Prize for festival poetry. He currently lives and writes from Abuja, the Capital of Nigeria where he is undergoing his Industrial Training. He is a writer/poet, web developer and campus journalist/editor. His works have appeared or are forthcoming on PIN, WRR anthology, UITES WRITE, Poetry Invoice, ACE World, and elsewhere.

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.

Ighalo Eghosa Joel

Ighalo Eghosa Joel is a lawyer by day and a writer at night. He is a fan of Cyprian Ekwensi and Helon Habila.

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.

Chima Iwuchukwu

Dr. Chima Iwuchukwu graduated from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Abia State University with a degree in Doctor of Optometry. He has been writing poetry since his early teens. He was nick-named "optopoet" at a time following his contributions to his college editorial board. Now in his late twenties, he is about to publish a collection of over sixty poems titled 'SCENTED SONGS'. He lives and works in Abuja Nigeria.

Verah Omwocha

Verah Omwocha is an editor and writer. When she is not reading, she is writing. When she is not writing, she is getting high on coffee and cooking. She believes words are the magic that make life liveable. Vera has published her first children’s book, Maria and the Tomatoes. She is currently working on her first novel among many other short stories.

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.

Ifeanyi Nwakpoke

Ifeanyi Nwakpoke believes that life should be talked about, all its beauty and ugliness. He lives and writes from Nsukka, a town in Eastern Nigeria.

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.

Ebenezer Adaramodu Zerry

Ebenezer Adaramodu Zerry (Zerrified Poet) is a graduate of Microbiology from Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State, Nigeria. His works have appeared (or are forthcoming) in Poets in Nigeria quarterly journal, Enkare Magazine and Praxis Magazine. He loves photography. He lives in Lagos.

'Wole Olayinka

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

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,

Mugabi Byenkya

Mugabi Byenkya was born in Nigeria to Ugandan parents and is currently based between Kampala and Toronto. Mugabi is a writer, poet and rapper who honed his craft through writing workshops, poetry slams, cyphers and open mics across North America and East Africa. Mugabi was longlisted for the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award in 2015, has been featured on Brittle Paper, The Good Men Project and his writing is used to teach international high school English reading comprehension. His debut novel, ‘Dear Philomena,’ was published in 2017 and he recently concluded a 26 city North American tour in support of this.

Moses A. Uyang

Moses A. Uyang is a writer, poet and editor. He is the editor of North East Star online news magazine and the editor of KAREYI, a newly formed art roundup newsletter. He got a degree in English and Literature in English (B.Ed Hons.) from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. He also holds a Diploma in Religious Studies from Marist International University College, Nairobi, Kenya. He is ever open to creative challenges and loves to love the Divine and His creatures. He is the author of The Trek, available online at: okodabooks.com

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.