Samson Onwe named president of The James Currey Society

Nigerian writer, Samson Chinonso Onwe has been appointed as President of The James Currey Society. 

A statement said Mr Onwe is a fervent writer, researcher and public health professional. 

An alumnus of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos from where he studied Pharmacology, Samson went on to Birmingham City University, United Kingdom to bag a Master’s degree in Public health. 

He has a number of published and unpublished research works to his credit and is soon set to release his first fictional work titled “All of us are mad.”

The James Currey Society was founded by Nigerian writer, filmmaker and publisher, Onyeka Nwelue. The Society is focused on making the works of James Currey known globally, and accessible to as many people as possible.

Being a member of The James Currey Society offers you the chance to participate in both academic and performative workshops held by leading publishers and authors. Members of The James Currey Society undertake research projects about funding publishing and empowering writers.  

Mr Onwe will spearhead The James Currey Fellowship, the James Currey Literary Festival, The James Currey Writing and Publishing Workshops, the James Currey Residency, while Onyeka Nwelue remains the director of The James Currey Prize for African Literature, in cooperation with African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. His tenure will last for five years.


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