Nkiacha Atemnkeng

Nkiacha Atemnkeng is an award-winning writer from Cameroon. He graduated with a Bachelor’s honours degree from the University of Buea. He is currently enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Texas State University. Prior to his MFA, Nkiacha worked for Swissport at the Douala airport for eight years, where his blog won Ethiopian Airlines Cameroon’s blogging award. He pulls from his life experience, aviation, music, Anglophone marginalization, disasters, among other themes, in his writing. Nkiacha’s illustrated chapbook, The Golden Baobab Tree, was published by the Africa Book Club, 2014. His work has also been published in The Guardian Longread, the 2015 Caine Prize anthology Lusaka Punk and Other Stories, Short Story Day Africa Hotel Africa AnthologyOf Passion and Ink: New Voices from Cameroon by Bakwa Books, The Africa Report, Longreads, The Johannesburg Review of Books, and Porter House Review. His writing has been translated to French, Spanish and German. Nkiacha is a Goethe Institut/Sylt prize winner and has also been selected for the Art Omi international writer’s residency, New York. He is at work on a novel and a collection of essays.

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