“Transatlantic Equation” is a brave and moving poem, blending the political with the personal. The poet approaches a difficult and serious... Read more →
Chiwenite Onyekwelu is a 20-year-old Nigerian writer. He was a runner up for the 2020 Foley Poetry Contest, a finalist for the Stephen A. Dibiase Poetry Contest 2020, winner of the Christopher Okigbo Poetry Prize 2019, as well as the 2nd prize winner of the Newman Writing Contest 2017. His writings explore the themes of identity, religion, animal injustice, the environment, home, pedophilia and other ways a child is maimed. His works have appeared or are forthcoming from America Magazine, Brittle Paper, Sub-Saharan Magazine, the Kreative Diadem issue: Isolation and elsewhere. Chiwenite edits poetry for the Sub-Saharan Magazine, and attempts to play the guitar once in a while. Although very bad at the strings, he enjoys watching his roommate play on them and learning how music can be plucked out of a blue-colored acoustic guitar. Chiwenite is currently an undergraduate at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. He can be found on twitter (@chiwenite9) and on Instagram (@chiwenite_onyekwelu).
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