UNOMA AZUAH—SPONSOR

Unoma Azuah is a professor of English at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, Valdosta, GA, USA. Her research and activism focus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights in Nigeria. Recently, she concluded a book project on the lives of gay Nigerians entitled, Blessed Body: Secret Lives of LGBT Nigerians. In 2011 she was listed as a top professor in the online publication, Affordable/Private Colleges and Universities in the United States. She is also recognized by The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education under the topic, “Honors for Four Black Educators.” Some of her writing awards include the Hellman/Hammett human rights award, the Urban Spectrum award for her debut novel, Sky-high flames, Aidoo-Synder award for sophomore novel Edible Bones and the Flora Nwapa- Association of Nigerian Authors award. The prestigious Ms. Magazine describes her just released memoir, “Embracing My Shadow: growing up a lesbian in Nigeria,” as powerful.

ADAEZE M. NWADIKE—FOUNDER/CHIEF EDITOR

Adaeze M. Nwadike is a Nigerian writer and teacher. Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in many notable magazines in Nigeria and the diaspora. She is currently working on a collection of poems that explores the experiences of women migrating to Europe through the Mediterranean Sea. 

Ohia, Ernest Chigaemezu is a 22-year old Nigerian writer. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a B.A. in English and a minor in History and International Studies. He has works in Eunoia Review, Nantygreens, The Muse, Rigorous, Enter Naija: The Book of Places, The Vanguard Book of HIV/AIDS and Sexual Awareness,  Dwartsonline and elsewhere. Studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He was an associate poetry editor for The Muse, a journal of creative and critical writing of the Department of English and Literary Studies, UNN.