Ikenna Chinedu Okeh has published six collections of poetry: A Tale of Two Men / Man Must Whack / A Tale of Twist / The Chronicles of Romeo / The Telling of These Parts / An Eye for an Isle. Okeh’s two narrative poems, A Tale of Twist and An Eye for an Isle are both book-length African epic stories with rich cultural and historical backdrops. Roger D’Arcy of LongSongs Music has likened these to Homer’s Iliad, told with simple language.
Okeh started out writing short stories and in 2014 was selected amongst other young writers to participate in the Caine Prize Short Story Surgery. In 2018, Okeh published his first of four novels, The Operative, a crime novel set in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, but with an international reach.
Okeh also writes music reviews and is co-founder of UbuntuFM Hip-Hop and UbuntuFM Music, both of which are online platforms respectively dedicated to the promotion, digitals sales and distribution of music to a global audience.
Okeh’s latest manuscript has been chosen for representation by the World Arts Agency and we foresee great things for this highly wrought and long attended to work of African art.
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