Onyeka Nwelue

Onyeka Nwelue was born in Nigeria in 1988 and studied both there and in India . His work has appeared in the Guardian ( Nigeria ), Wild Goose Poetry Review ( US ), Litbits ( Canada ), Kafla-InterContinental ( India ), ChickenBones ( US ) and several journals and newspapers. He has traveled widely to Bangladesh , Pakistan , Nepal and the Maldives . Nwelue won the THOMSON Short Story Prize in 2000 at the age of eleven and has continued to win more accolades. Described by the Nigerian Guardian newspapers as a ‘teenager with steaming pen’, Nwelue has attended book festivals in Asia and Africa , including the 2nd International Writers’ Festival, which took place in India . His novel, The Abyssinian Boy, about a Nigerian woman married to an Indian man, is set to be released this year. Recently, he was described by Nigeria ’s Mines and Steel Minister, Professor Leslye Obiora as ‘an incredibly talented teenager’. He presently lives in Nigeria , where he is working on his second novel about a Greek albino child.


Poems by Onyeka Nwelue coming up very soon