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Chuma Nwokolo


Chuma Nwokolo, Jr.  was admitted to the bar in 1984, after which he worked briefly for the Legal Aid Council and was managing partner of the C&G Chambers. He has convened legal and literary conferences, and was writer-in-residence of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and chair of Leys Newspapers, Oxford. Chuma has led creative writing seminars for Oxford Brookes University and Benue State University and delivered workshops at literary festivals.

Chuma Nwokolo is the publisher of African Writing magazine and has seven books to his credit, including two novels for young adults, The Extortionist and Dangerous Inheritance (Macmillan Pacesetters), a poetry collection, Memories of Stone, the novels Diaries of a Dead African, African Tales at Jailpoint, and One More Tale for the Road, and most recently, a collection of short stories, The Ghost of Sani Abacha. His work has been translated into Italian, Slovene and Slovak.

Nwokolo is based in Nigeria.