Chika Onyenezi was born in the idyllic city of Owerri on 2nd of December, 1986. He grew up in Amakohia; a little village with a stream running northward at the west of it. His literary career began very early as child with writing of poetry, later he tried short story and penned down Whiteman's Blood which has been anthologized and severally reviewed. His very first story Appearance became second runner-up in a short story competition organized by Spiderthief Publishing, and published in an anthology, Funeral Pants and other Stories. Later on he wrote his first novel, Locust Invasion. A novel he wrote for six year of his life; started at the age of 18 and completed it at 24. He met an American poet, John E Cashwell and the wife Anna Cashwell online; they volunteered to edit the full manuscript due its uniqueness and blending of genres. Locust Invasion was published by Kimpa Vita Press, Norway, with more than fifty percent of the profits going for development of projects in Africa.
At an early age of sixteen, he co-founded TIWA (Technological imaginary world association) as senior students at Holy Ghost College Owerri. They drove towards developing technology that will put Africa in the 21th century map. They embarked on a gigantic project of developing a sensitive ant robot and got technical support from a robotic company in America with the supply of a box of robotic tool. The robot performed the entire movement task and failed to perform the sensitive part of it due to wrong IC programing as recommended in the blue print they researched from Tokyo University. Due to no support from all forms of the government, the project collapsed and they lost their chance with Michigan Technological University that wanted to see the completed project. After that he retraced his steps and went back to the study of literature.
At the age of seventeen he began working with Bruce Cook in his promotional website Authorme as an Editor. There he was opportune to meet great writers that helped him hone his art and through this platform he came to understand the rules writing.
He felt he needed more knowledge on science and joined the computer science department at the prestigious Caritas University, were he successfully completed his first degree. During his study he co-founded CAULA (Caritas University Literary Association) and raised a literary spirit among students.
Along the line he joined a band of writers in the fight for peace and actively contributed to Great Lakes Peace Network. Since then he has contributed to numerous peace Networks, and finds solace in the study of peace. Later in 2011, European Peace University awarded scholarship to study his full master program.
His Novels has often been criticized for being provocation. His writing is a part of his life which he has no apology for. They clearly reveal the part of the world he is coming from. He sees himself as a learner, craftsman, storyteller, and activist.
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