Unoma Nguemo Azuah was born at Ogwashi-Ukwu in Delta State to a Tiv father and an Igbo mother. Most of her formative years were spent at Nsukka as a high school student in Q.R.S.S Nsukka and as an undergraduate in the English Department of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where she edited the literary journal—The Muse.
She currently teaches Composition and Creative Writing at Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee. She is an MFA graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. She also has an MA in English from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, both in the US. The numerous literary awards she has received include, the Hellman/Hammett award, Leonard Trawick award, and the Urban Spectrum National best novel of the year award by an African born writer for her debut novel—Sky-high Flames.
Source: EverythinLiterature. Special Thanks to Sokari Ekine