Uche Ogbuji

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Uche Ogbuji (@uogbuji) was born in Calabar, Nigeria. He'd lived, among other places, in Egypt and England, but never anywhere longer than 3 years in his life until he came to Colorado. Here he was instantly smitten by the mountain landscape and cultural flavor, and he has now settled near Boulder with his wife and four children. Uche is a computer engineer and entrepreneur whose abiding passion is poetry. His poems, fusing Igbo culture, European Classicism, U.S. Mountain West setting, and Hip-Hop influences, have appeared widely. He's had a short collection of poems published, Ndewo, Colorado (Aldrich Press, 2013), which he promotes as a member of The Stanza Massive.

Ogbuji is editor at Kin Poetry Journal and The Nervous Breakdown . He
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Average rating: 3.97 · 91 ratings · 22 reviews · 3 distinct works
Ndewo, Colorado

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Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
I haven't read this, and I'm hoping the same as you, because even as a Nigerian, I found The Famished Road a frustrating read. If you'd like a novel with a much more digestible take related to the Ogbanje mythos while you wait on Freshwater, I hig... See Full Answer
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Belle Turnbull by Belle Turnbull
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My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola
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I might come back to a fuller review, and I will say that if you must pick one Tutuola book, pick "The Palmwine Drinkard" (five stars from me) over this one. For now I just felt compelled to record that this is a darkly imaginative and funny saga set ...more
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The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola
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Marvelous story of unconventional, non-linear, Nigerian cosmological structure. Quite an adventure in language and atmosphere, and almost certainly unlike anything else you'll have read.

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There Was a Country by Chinua Achebe
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Ndewo, Colorado by Uche Ogbuji
Ndewo, Colorado
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I hope you enjoy this, my first collection of poems. I plan to support it with many readings and other activities, including on multimedia. Rather than working on my own to promote the book, I've joined The Stanza Massive. Please consider joining our ...more
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