Name: CHIOMA A. DIRU
Genre: Prose, Poetry, Drama
- Association of Nigerian Authors Children’s Literature Prize, 2017 Shortlist (for Soadality)
CHIOMA DIRU (Nee Awani) discovered her love for writing as a child, but she only began cultivating it as an undergraduate in the University of Benin. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008 and after practicing for about three years she decided to face her passion fully.
Chioma is now a prolific writer of stage plays, screenplays and radio dramas, including the BBC Media Action’s popular “Story Story”. Her short story titled “The Twin Logs” was nominated for the Etisalat flash fiction prize.
You can reach Chioma by email@example.com or on Twitter/Instagram: @chiomadiru
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