Chika Onyenezi was born in the idyllic city of Owerri, December 1986. He grew up in Amakohia a little village with a cool, pure stream running through it northward into the West. His literary career began very early as a child poet. Later he tried the short stories genre and penned Whiteman’s Blood. His very first short story, Whiteman’s Blood has been anthologized and critically acclaimed. It achieved “second runners-up status” in a short story competition sponsored by Spiderthief Publishing. It was then published in an anthology, Funeral Pants and other Stories.
Later, he wrote his first novel, Locust Invasion. An undertaking that encompassed six years. During the writing, he met online an American poet, John E. Cashwell and his wife Anna. They volunteered to edit the full manuscript of Locus Invasion because of its historical significance and creative ingenuity. Kimpa Vita Press, Norway, will publish Locust Invasion with more than fifty percent of the profits supporting special projects in Africa.
During his Bachelor’s degree study in Computer Science at Caritas University, Onyenezi co-founded CAULA (Caritas University Literary Association) and raised a literary spirit among many students there. He is currently on his way to European Peace University for a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution.
His Novels have been criticized for their provocative content. His writing is part of his life for which he offers no apology. His books clearly reveal that part of the world from which he rises. He sees himself as a craftsman, storyteller, and activist.