Anaele Ihuoma

Anaele Ihuoma has worked as a journalist, banker and teacher, most recently as a lecturer/facilitator at the National Teachers Institute, Bachelors Degree programme, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He currently works as an independent editor and literary consultant. His published works include Tongues of Triumph (2003), Song of the Threshing Floor (2006) and Song of the Swallow (2007) plus the online, Whispers of Angels (2013), all poetry. His debut novel Imminent River (http://narrativelandscape.com/product/imminent-river) was published in 2018, along with One Day with the Hounds (drama). The Sea Route to Señorita’s Heart (short stories) came out in 2019. He is currently National Auditor, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). As chairman, editorial board of its Rivers State branch, he had co-edited RivANA, and Rivers of Treasure, its literary magazines, among other editorial functions. Ihuoma holds BA (Drama) and MA (Literature-in-English) degrees of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, where he studied under Wole Soyinka. He has a Statement of Accomplishment in Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World, 2012 from the Online Coursera programme of which he was a pioneer student. Ihuoma won the inaugural Sparrow Poetry Prize in Nigeria in 2009. His stories and poems are published in The Guardian (Nigeria), RivANA, and Fireflies, naija stories, among others. He has been interviewed on radio and television including Garden City Radio (Nigeria), as well as Radio Verité (Boston, MA).

Books by Anaele Ihuoma

imminent river

Two West African plutocrats wage war over custody of a long-lost medicinal formula, a formula reputed to prolong life. This battle between Jesse and Opuddah will lead to a split in their community that strangers—slave traders, and colonialists—will take advantage off. Imminent River is a story that spans half a world, from the fetid swamps of West Africa to the banks of the Mississipi.

one day with the hounds

Chief Dr Sir Alhaji Skido Alao, a politician whose titles cannot do enough justice to his flamboyance, is on the run, along with his even more pompous political adviser, following the fall of their regime. Now finding themselves in a remote, rural border community far from government, they must perform their final acts on the hoodwinked rural populace if they must find themselves across the border. But will the people be hoodwinked forever? That is the Hamlet question of the drama. This open-ended play with elements of Brechtian alienation effect may be documented as a comedy, as we take our risible pound of flesh on the once-upon-a-time untouchables like Alao, but to the partisan, it is the tragedy of a nation, and to the neutral, a well told story.

the sea route to senorita's heart

A collection of short stories


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