Uju Asika

Uju was born in Enugu, eastern Nigeria, and grew up in the UK. Her poetry and short memoir are published in select literary anthologies, including the landmark collection IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain, edited by Kadija Sesay and Courttia Newland.

As an arts reporter in her twenties, Uju interviewed the likes of Denzel Washington, Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gurinder Chadha, Spike Lee, and Paul Schrader. She earned a graduate degree in journalism from New York University and worked as an online editor and freelance writer in Manhattan, Lags, and London. Past credits include AOL City Guides Salon.com, Time Out Poets & Writers, The Guardian UK, and the Daily Times Nigeria.


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