Ngiga is a writers collective open to works from around the globe focused on netting different perspectives of our convergent lives. We are open to new forms of story telling, artistic explorations, poetic expressions and poignant essays and reviews that meet the need of changing time. We also have a soft spot for works that seek to usurp, to challenge and dismount stereotypes.
We hope this becomes a home for you.
Editor – Ifèsinàchi Nwàdiké
Deputy Editor – Ebube Ugorji
Fiction Editor – Chimezie Chika
Poetry Editor – Frank Eze
Art/Photography Editor – Hillary Uzomba
Ifèsinàchi Nwàdiké (Editor) holds a BA and MA in English & Literature from Imo State University and University of Ibadan respectively. He is a rapper, singer, actor, presenter, essayist, playwright, and poet. His debut poetry collection, How Morning Remembers the Night was First Runner Up, Association of Nigerian Authors’ (ANA) Poetry Prize, 2020 and was Longlisted for the inaugural Pan-African Writers Association Poetry Prize, 2022. A 2018 Ebedi International Writers Residency alumnus, his works have appeared in , Nokoko: Canadian Journal of Pan African Wisdom, Ake Literary Review, Kalahari Review, Olongo Africa, Brittle Paper, Lunaris Review, BookArt Ville, Praxis Magazine, Wreaths for a Wayfarer: Anthology in Honour of Pius Adesanmi, The African Writer, and elsewhere.
Ugorji Ebube Emmanuel
Ebube Ugorji (Deputy Editor) is a writer, public strategist and an International and Energy Law Lawyer. As a student of the Faculty of Law Imo State University, he led his team to win the best Oralist ICRC International Humanitarian Law competition 2021 and also coached the subsequent team to win the First Runner-up in the 2022 ICRC International Humanitarian Law competition. Former Speaker Faculty of Law Imo state University and two-time serving senator of the National Law Student Association -Ebube Ugorji strives to find the balance between the cagy letters of law and the boundless letters of art
Chimezie Chika (Fiction Editor) holds a degree in English & Literature from Imo State University. His short stories, poems, essays, and other writing have appeared in, amongst other places, The Question Marker, The Shallow Tales Review, The Lagos Review, The Kalahari Review, Praxis Magazine, Brittle Paper, Afrocritik, and Aerodrome. A Finalist for Africa Book Club Short Reads Competition (2013), he was a participant in the 2015 Writivism Writing Workshop and a 2021 Fellow of the Ebedi International Writers’ Residency. His children’s book, The Incident of the Dog, was published in 2020 by Griots’ Lounge. His interests range from culture to history, art, literature, and the environment.
Frank Eze (Poetry Editor) is an academic, poet, and essayist. He holds an MSc in Rural Sociology and Development from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, and is currently researching for a Ph.D. A 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee, he won the 2016 edition of the Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize. His works have appeared in Kalahari Review, Brittle Paper, Scarlet Leaf Review, Lunaris Review, Antarctica Journal, Gnarled Oak, and others. He resides in Eastern Nigeria.
Hillary Uzomba (Art/Photography Editor)
Hillary Uzomba (Arts Editor) is an artist, poet, and writer. He has participated in many group exhibitions across Nigeria. In 2015, Hillary had a group show in collaboration with the Government of Imo State and another show with The National Gallery of Art Imo State chapter. In 2019, he had an exhibition with the International Institute for Creative Development Centre in Abuja, in collaboration with the American Embassy in Nigeria. He also had a group show in 2019 in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic. He had his debut Solo exhibition in collaboration with the Alliance Francais institute. His art works can be found in many private collections in and out of Nigeria. He has performed Spoken Word Poetry on several stages and is a two-time Poetry Slam winner. In 2017, he was shortlisted for the Can Serrat Writers Residency in El Bruc, Barcelona.