Onyeka Nwelue


Biography of Onyeka Nwelue

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 poet, Nwelue has recently finished a novel, The Abyssinian Boy, a historical play, The Legend of Amadiora, a collection of poems, Ngwere and a musical play, The Talc. He has translated numerous works of arts and has written extensively on the arts for The Guardian and his interviews with some writers have appeared in the papers.

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Thinker

I don¨t think what others are thinking
Because I don¨t think anyone should be thinking
What I am thinking

I can¨t think what you think
Because I know that thinking what you think
Will make you think that all I think about
Is what everyone that thinks is thinking

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