NIGERIAN writer and filmmaker, Onyeka Nwelue, has been appointed a Visiting Fellow at the African Studies Centre, at the University of Oxford.

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.

Born in 1988, South Africa-based Nwelue is an award-winning author of over 10 books, producer-director of six films and a bookseller. He instituted the James Currey Prize for African Literature and co-founded Abibiman Publishing.

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.

Nwelue makes his UK debut on August 26, 2021 with his crime novel, The Strangers of Braamfontein.