Benin City, Nigeria
|Alma mater||University College London|
|Bitter Leaf (2010)|
Okereke was born in Benin City, Nigeria. She moved to Britain at the age of six and attended several boarding-schools, before completing her sixth-form education at North London Collegiate School in Canons, Middlesex. Okereke graduated with an LLB degree from University College London.
A poet and short story writer who performed internationally, Okereke had her early work published in Bum Rush The Page and Callaloo literary magazine. She was shortlisted for the Undiscovered Authors Competition in 2006, as well as for the Daily Telegraph's Write a Novel in a Year Competition 2007.
- "Chioma Okereke". Curtis Brown. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
- "Commonwealth Writers Prize Shortlist". Library Thing.
- "In Conversation with Chioma Okereke". Belinda Otas.
- Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam. Penguin Random House. 23 October 2001. ISBN 9780609808405.
- "Virago Press Bitter Leaf".
- Virago is 40. Hachette. 7 April 2013. ISBN 9781405521536.