Onyeka Nwelue


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Born in 1988, Onyeka Nwelue was described by The Guardian (Lagos) as '...teenager with steaming pen' after his appearance at the Wole Soyinka Festival in 2004. He won the THOMSON Short Story Prize in 2000 with 'Chants of a Poet' which has been translated into over seven languages. He has published his works in the UK, the USA, France, Canada, Jamaica, South Africa and Nigeria. A multilingual ... more »

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  • Stanley Ezeabasirim (2/27/2008 5:43:00 AM)

    Its good am commenting on the young world proffessor Onyeka Nwelue, to me he is simply the best and 'a literary icon whose time has come'. I wish him all the best! !

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Best Poem of Onyeka Nwelue

Wings Of Hunger

For in the hut, hunger came
striking us like the whooping crane
It flew in with its wings
flapping forlornly
like the treasures of the world

And beside, lay Mother weeping
then on the floor, Brother lay
dead like a breathless horse
dead like a rat
and skinned like a kwashiorkor child

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