Born in Yola, Nigeria and currently living in the United States and, Okey Ndibe is a novelist, political columnist and essayist. He also teaches African Literature at Trinity College on Hartford. Ndibe is the author of the highly acclaimed novels, Arrows of Rain and Foreign Gods Inc. In this interview with Africa Book Club, he talks about his new book, his two passions and the importance of creating time for family.
A 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literarure flash fiction category winner, Uche Okonkwo has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester, UK. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and online. Uche lives in Lagos, Nigeria, where she once worked as an editor at a small publishing firm. She currently divides her time between working for an art auction house, writing fiction, and writing and editing freelance. She shares some of her writing on her blog, and is working on a collection of short stories. Okonkwo talks about her writing in this interview with our contributor, Geoff Gyasi.