Son of a Headmaster and Superintendent of schools, Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu, Nigerian poet, novelist, short story writer, painter and drummer, was born to Francis and Mary Ogbuagu in the course of the internecine Nigeria/Biafra War. Ogbuagu attended the prestigious Government Secondary School, Owerri, Nigeria, where he began writing fiction in Form 4 and at the age of 15. Ogbuagu has always made it known that he inherited his creative gift from both his parents: his father wrote and published the history of his town in the 1960s; his mother possessed a rare power of oral description embellished in rich poetry. Ogbuagu holds a BA in history, and an M.Sc in International Affairs and Diplomacy. Over the years, Ogbuagu has written 20 books in novels, poetry and short stories. His third novel, BOSHETH WILLIAMS was published in England in 2003. Some of his poems have been published in newspapers and journals and online. Over 200 of his quotes are published online. In 2019, he published WORDS OF A SHAMAN, a novel. This was followed shortly by the publication of his MY DUNGAREES, a novella. A great lover of music, Ogbuagu plays drums. He reads voraciously, sketches and paints, and loves travelling. His painting and charcoal sketches have been exhibited in Germany.
Nach der Sintflut kommt die ausgehungerte Ebbe
zieht das Wasser zurück
lässt die Böden flüchten
Pensile clouds of a new Truth loom.
With them are selected versions of
Before light’s encroaching
Beams, across wavelengths
Of glints, in between yawning
Protocols of waking,