umez-tUchechukwu Peter Umezurike, popularly known as Uche Peter Umez, is the author of Sam and the Wallet [children’s novella], Dark through the Delta (poems), and Aridity of Feelings (poems), and Tears in Her Eyes (short stories).

His collection of children’s stories, Tim the Monkey and Other Stories, is forthcoming from African First Publishers.

His awards include:

  • Winner, 2008 BSU Creative Writing competition;
  • Highly Commended winner, Commonwealth Short Story Competition, 2006 and 2008 respectively;
  • Winner, ANA/Funtime Prize for Children’s Fiction, 2006 and 2008 respectively;
  • Finalist/runner-up both for the 2007 Nigerian LNG Prize for Literature, and the 2007 ANA/Lantern Prize for Children’s Literature.

He has participated in residencies in USA, India, Switzerland and Ghana.



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