Ikenna Chinedu Okeh

Ikenna Okeh was born in 1989 in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. In 2013, he started writing short stories which he shared to literary websites and on his Facebook page. It was for want of some fulfillment that he quit his job at a fast food chain and began working on his first novel, A Fistful of Sands. After a few rejections of the manuscript from local publishers, he channeled his frustrations into writing a second novel, An Assignment In Owerri. After unsuccessfully approaching two publishers with the manuscripts of An Assignment In Owerri, he gave up on traditional publishers and went on to write two more novels; A Bad Time To Die and Bones & Closets. All of his novels are set in Nigerian cities and they feature contemporary Nigerian issues such as crime, politics, corruption, militancy and terrorism. Ikenna Okeh got a degree in Food Science and Technology from Imo State University, Owerri. But apart from some occasional culinary experiments, he puts his undergraduate training to very little practical use.