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blackchy

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January 31, 2011

blackchy

About Me: 

I am a contemporary African Poet with a unique style of writing that comes directly from my heart. Born in Lagos-Nigeria but presently residing in the United Kingdom. My literary development began whilst attending secondary school. I constantly viewed myself as a spokeswoman for Nigeria's deprived underclass and recognised within myself a strong sense of social justice. This is reflected in my poetry, as my work highlights the complicated issues and beauty of the people of Africa, especially the plight of women and children. The bulk of my work focuses on female issues; of love, life and torture with specific references to ethnic family traditions within Nigeria and West Africa.

Presently, I am running a campaign worldwide for women, against the victimization and deprivation of human rights of "the Widow" in Nigeria. This issue is extremely personal to me as it is borne out of my own bitter experience when my father sadly passed away. I have written extensively on the subject with essays and poetry and intend to create a documentary in Nigeria about "Death of a Husband."

My Passions: 
Poetry
My Languages: 
English, Igbo

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