Described as “The Queen of African Horror”, Nuzo Onoh is the creator of chilling horror fiction from the African Continent. Her books have introduced African Horror to the international stage. Nuzo’s works have been described as “deeply disturbing”, “spine-chilling”, “gripping and haunting”. Nuzo has featured on numerous media platforms, spear-heading this new, exciting and unexplored horror subgenre. It is Nuzo’s hope that soon, African Horror will be recognized and enjoyed as other regional horror subgenres, such as Japanese, Korean and Scandinavian horror.
A British writer of African descent, Nuzo was born in Enugu, the Eastern part of Nigeria, formerly known as The Republic of Biafra. She lived through the civil war between Nigeria and Biafra as a child refugee, an experience that left a strong impact on her and has influenced some of her writing She attended Queen’s School Enugu before proceeding to the Quaker boarding school, The Mount School, York, England and St Andrew’s Tutorial College, Cambridge, from where she obtained her A’ levels. Nuzo holds both a Law degree and a Masters degree in Writing from The University of Warwick, England.
Now recognised as the front-runner of African Horror, Nuzo is the author of The Reluctant Dead (published 28th June, 2014) a collection of African ghost stories, Unhallowed Graves (28th June, 2015) a novella collection of three African ghost stories and The Sleepless, a novel of haunting and vengeance from beyond African graves (28th June, 2016). Nuzo has made 28th June as her annual publishing date so her fans know when to look out for another African Horror chiller from her writing desk.
Nuzo has two daughters, Candice and Jija, plus her cat, Tinkerbell and lives in Coventry, from where she runs her own publishing company, Canaan-Star Publishing, a self-publishing house that publishes authors from around the globe. A keen musician, Nuzo plays both the Piano and the box guitar. She’s also a strong believer in The Law of Attraction and the philosophy of mind over matter. She also writes non-horror under the pseudonym of Alex Stranger-Onoh.
Nuzo will be discussing alternative careers outside of Law.
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