Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Uche Nduka (born 14 October 1963) is a poet, writer, lecturer and songwriter who was awarded the Association of Nigerian Authors Prize for Poetry in 1997. He currently lives in New York.
Uche Nduka was born on 14th of October 1963 in Umuahia, Nigeria. He earned a B.A Combined Honours degree in English from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1985. He has worked as the first Executive Secretary of the Association of Nigerian Authors (1987-1989), National Publicity secretary of ANA (1992-1995), and Lecturer in African Literature at the University of Bremen (1995-2001; 2003-2007). He has lived in Holland, Germany and the USA.
Nduka's volumes of poetry are Flower Child (1988), Second Act (1994), The Bremen Poems (1995), Chiaroscuro (1997) (winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors Poetry Prize), If Only the Night (2002), Heart’s Field (2005) and Eel on Reef (2007). Nduka edited the anthologies, Poets in Their Youth (1988), and Und auf den Straßen eine Pest: Junge Nigerianische Lyrik (1996). Nduka has also written Belltime Letters (2000), a book of commentaries and whimsical meditations in prose. His work has been translated into German and Dutch.