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Chuma Nwokolo

Chuma Nwokolo (b. 1963) is a writer and attorney, called to the bar in 1984. He worked briefly for the Legal Aid Council and was managing partner of the C&G Chambers and has convened legal and literary conferences. He was writer-in-residence of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and chair of Leys Newspapers, Oxford. He has led creative writing seminars for Oxford Brookes University and Benue State University and delivered workshops at literary festivals.

The publisher of African Writing Magazine, his seven books include two novels for young adults, (The Extortionist & Dangerous Inheritance - [Macmillan Pacesetters]) a poetry collection, (Memories of Stone), the novel, Diaries of a Dead African, the novelised anthologies, African Tales at Jailpoint, One More Tale for the Road, and most recently, a collection of short stories, The Ghost of Sani Abacha. His story, Diary of a Dead African, was chosen by La Internazionale as one of the 3 best stories worldwide in 2003. His work has been translated into Italian, Slovene and Slovak. For more information on Chuma, please visit ;
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