Discipline: Literature – fiction

Uchenna Awoke

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Nsukka, NIGERIA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2018

Uchenna Awoke is a fiction writer from Nsukka, Nigeria. His short stories have appeared in Transition, Elsewhere Lit, and other places. While at MacDowell, he completed his first novel, The Liquid Eye of a Moon, a story that follows the development of the central character, Dimkpa, to explore love, loss, and human tabooing. He also wrote a short story which he tentatively titled "Small Things."



Uchenna Awoke worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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