Nigerian writer and filmmaker, Onyeka Nwelue, has been appointed a Visiting Fellow at the African Studies Centre, at the University of Oxford.
His non-fictional work, Hip-Hop is Only for Children won the Creative Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the 2015 Nigerian Writers’ Awards.
Born in 1988, Nwelue is an award-winning author of over 10 books, filmmaker of six films and a bookseller, Nwelue instituted the James Currey Prize for African Literature and co-founded Abibiman Publishing.
Dr David Pratten, the Director of the African Studies Centre, in his letter of approval, said: “I am happy to inform you that the Management Committee of the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford, has approved your request for a Visiting Fellowship (Academic Visitor) at the Centre for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Fellowship was approved for between 1st of September 2021 to 30th of September 2022.”
He continued, “The fellowship targets accomplished men and women from Africa – and other continents around the world who are interested in Africa.”
Nwelue will focus his research on inter-generational trauma and bring strong visibility of the African’s man vision in the world.
Nwelue makes his UK debut on 26th of August, 2021 with his crime novel, The Strangers of Braamfontein.