My native name is Emeka, and I write African-themed fantasy & sci-fi stories
I am Nigerian, a Writers of the Future winner, and a runner-up in the Writers Bureau's Writer of the Year award 2017.
My short stories have appeared (or are upcoming) in Writers of the Future Volume #33, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Deep Magic, Galaxy's Edge, Lamplight Magazine, Abyss & Apex, and elsewhere. My poems have appeared in three The Literary Hatchet issues, and I hope to portray the peculiar beauty of Nigerian cultures through my writing.
When I am not writing, I travel across Nigeria, visiting the country’s many historic sites and communities to experience their diverse cultures and traditions first-hand, and when I write, this rich cultural heritage becomes the heart of my prose.
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The Woodcutters' Deity
This story appeared in Writers of the Future Volume 33 (2017).
The reprint is upcoming at Digital Fantasy Fiction.
Being a Giant in Men's World
This is a Nigerian fantasy tale addressing the rights of giants as humans. It appeared in Galaxy’s Edge Issue #32.
This is a ghost story (obviously) set in rural West Africa. It appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #243.
Middle of Nowhere
This is a fantasy tale set in Nigeria. It appeared in Abyss & Apex Issue 66: 2nd Quarter 2018.
Irony So Efficient
This is my very first attempt at writing flash fiction. The story appeared in James Gunn’s Ad Astra, Issue #6.