Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

(16 January 1968 / Umuahia, Nigeria)

Biography of Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu poet

Son of a Headmaster and a Superintendent of schools, Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu, Nigerian poet, novelist and short story writer, 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. He holds a BA in history from the Abia State University, Nigeria, and an M.Sc in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria. 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. A great lover of music, Ogbuagu reads voraciously and loves traveling.

Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu's Works:

Bosheth Williams (a novel)

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Songs

Songs are invented from the throats of
bamboos, when their robust stems
smile through the caress of the sun.
And melodies seep through the
the lean threads of the plexus, gently.
Balmed by the cosseted whims of
lewd bees, the crux of the tune, soothed
and remedied, slowly besieges us.
Songs are wayward....

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