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#3THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT: amu nnadi

do you know amu nnadi

he is a Nigerian writer and here are 3 things we think you should know about him:

  1. amu nnadi is the author of six poetry collections: ‘the fire within’ (2002), ‘pilgrim’s passage’ (2004), ‘through the window of a sandcastle’ (2013), ‘ihejuruonu’ (2015), ‘a river’s journey’ (2016), and ‘a field of echoes’ (2016),  with three more forthcoming  – ‘the love chronicles’, ‘eucalyptus’, and ‘conversations’.
  2. all amu nnadi’s books bear a dominant black image – which, he says, represents the mystery of the poems and the primal essence of being, “the presence and absence of things”, and he writes poetry without capitals nor full stop, because life “is a seamless stream of commas and no stops.”
  3. amu nnadi’s impressive list of literary awards include the inaugural ANA/NDDC Gabriel Okara Poetry Prize in 2002; the ANA Poetry Prize (2013) the inaugural Glenna Luschei African Poetry Prize (2014). he was shortlisted for the Nigeria Prize For Literature 2005; was runner-up for the same Prize in 2013 and is the current Resident Poet of the Port Harcourt Literary Society (PHLS).

Bonus:

An alumnus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Mass Communications), amu nnadi is a deputy director in the Corporate Affairs Department of the Niger Delta Development Commission, an agency under the Presidency, Federal Government of Nigeria.
He began writing poetry in response to a dare, having not studied English Literature, and publishes without his photograph, convinced that no poet owns what he writes and that poets are only vessels in the hands of a great influence.
#3THINGS is one of our numerous initiatives aimed at giving Nigerian writers increased visibility. If you know any author you will like featured, kindly email us at INFO@WRR.NG.

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