Nduka Onwuegbute (1969-), a British Nigerian Author, was born in Manchester, U. K. of Nigerian parentage. Some people might want to consider Onwuegbute more as a Nigerian writer. He spent his first few years as a child in England before being sent to Nigeria to live with relatives.
After an early education, Onwuegbute relocated to Nigeria, where he continued studying into adulthood. He returned the the United Kingdom in the early 90’s and has lived there ever since.
African Author: Nduka Onwuegbute
Modern African authors today write about issues affecting Africa, the people her economy and politics. This is Onwuegbute’s area of concern.
An African author must have his, or her, roots from somewhere with African origin. As stated earlier, a Nigerian writer certainly comes into the realms of being an African author. And when one has written fiction about the history of a people, lived in African societies, mostly within a traditional African setting, surely that would qualify said person as an African author, if some penmaship emanates from such encounters.
Nigerian writers tend to write mostly about issues and concerns relating to Nigeria, Nigerian people, or Nigerian culture. Onwuegbute writes a lot about the socio-economic, and political dimesnsions of Nigeria, including the historical.
After his secondary education, Onwuegbute studied at the Universities of Ibadan and Jos, both in Nigeria. It was during his time at University of Ibadan that he wrote his first ever play, Images of War.
Creative Writing Co-Ordinator
Onwuegbute strongl believs in harnessing the potential of creative writing in children. It is for this reason he set up Latent Creatives.
As a British Writer, wanting to develop other budding novelist, poets, and story tellers, Onwuegbute founded Latent Creatives. Onwuegbute's community engagement in the literary arts has not been solitary. In his bid to promote literacy and African literature, co-opted other aspiring promoters to take Latent Creatives, onto the international stage, an amalgam of workshops designed to get young people writing.
As an international co-operation, with main focus on working with schools in Britain and Nigeria, Latent Creatives was set up to engender and foster interest in writing and literature in general. He hoped to build formidable infrastructure to develop more Nigerian authors, and young British Writers.
Following sponsorship from the Leicestershire Constabulary, Onwuegbute went on to deliver some writing workshops in a few Youth Clubs in Leicester, UK.
Nduka Onwuegbute, Popular African Author
As far as popular Afriacn authors go, Onwuegbute hardly passes for a popular writer. However, when one considers things like Goodreads: Suspense, thriller, fiction, books, Nduka Onwuegbute is on the horizon, or lurking in the background.
Educational Book Author
Onwuegbute launched himself as an educational book author with 'Abaci's Number Add-Ventures', his book designed to help children learn math, via words, and other math activities.
Historical Fiction Book Author
In 2010, Nduka Onwuegbute published his first novel, a historical fiction, retelling the history of Nigeria at the last days of African slavery with 'Masters of the Confluence'
Contemporary African Authors
Writing a book about Africa marked Nduka Onwuegbute as an African Author. His African folklore story, placed him on a pedestal amonst other African writers like Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka the Nobel Laureate, and other contemporary African authors.
Currently, Onwuegbute lives in England, UK, with his family.
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So, popular book author, creative writing promoter, African book publisher, and contemporary Nigerian author with an interest in Nigerian history. All the things, one can say about Nduka Onwuegbute, and the best is yet to come.