do you know amu nnadi
he is a Nigerian writer and here are 3 things we think you should know about him:
- 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’.
- 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.”
amu nnadi’simpressive list of literary awards includethe 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).