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Chuma Nwokolo

Chuma Nwokolo is an author and advocate. Called to the bar in 1984, he was managing partner of the C&G Chambers in Lagos. He was writer-in-residence at The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. He cofounded the literary magazine African Writing (www.african-writing.com) and was a pioneer editor of the Association of Nigerian Authors' Nigerian Writers Series. His first novels, The Extortionist (1983) and Dangerous Inheritance(1988), were published in the Macmillan Pacesetter Series. Other books include, African Tales at Jailpoint(1999), One More Tale for the Road (2003), and Diaries of a Dead African (2003). His Short Story anthologies include The Ghost of Sani Abacha (2012), and How to Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories Volumes 1 (2013), and 2 (2016). He has published two poetry collections, Memories of Stone (2006) and The Final Testament of a Minor God (2014). The Extinction of Menai (2017) is his latest novel. His fiction has appeared in the London Review of Books, La Internazionale, AGNI, MTLS, Arzenal, and Sentinel, among other places. He is the convener of the Bribecode good governance campaign (www.bribecode.org).