Monday, 12 November 2012
Jekwu Anyaegbuna was raised and educated in Nigeria where he qualified as a chartered accountant. A graduate of the University of Ilorin, he writes both poetry and prose; and his work has been widely published, or will be published, in literary journals in the United States and the UK including Ambit, Orbis, Word Riot, Other Poetry, The Journal, Bow-Wow Shop, Eclectica Magazine, Atticus Review, Yuan Yang Journal, The Talon Magazine, Dark Lady Poetry, Asinine Poetry, Vox Poetica, Breadcrumb Scabs, Haggard and Halloo, New Black Magazine, Pattaya Poetry Review, Dcomp Magazine, Tipton Poetry Journal, Obsession, Black Heart Magazine and many other places.
Jekwu lives, works and writes in Lagos and he won the 2012 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa for “Morrison Okoli (1955-2010)". It was first published in June 2012 as part of a collaboration between Granta Magazine (granta.com) and Commonwealth Writers.