Onyeka

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Onyeka Nubia (whose novels are published under the name Onyeka) is a British writer, law lecturer[1] and historian.[2][3] His books document the lives of Black Britons and explore issues about cultural identity, resistance to oppression and the will to succeed in multicultural Britain.

Career[edit]

Onyeka's third novel, The Phoenix, was awarded the 2009 African Achievers award for Communication and Media[4] for the psychological portrayal of the Black British experience.

In 2009 Onyeka was featured on the television programme Shoot the Messenger on the TV channel VoxAfrica,[5] discussing the global African experience.

During the last two decades far right parties have made increasing gains in electoral support at the national level in the member-states of the European Union. Onyeka was one of the first Black British authors to talk about this rise in the far right in Britain.[citation needed] Onyeka was also one of the first Black British authors to link self-hatred to black-on-black violence in the UK.[citation needed]

Writings[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Waiting to Explode – How to Stay Alive, Narrative Eye (1998) ISBN 0-953318-20-6
  • The Black Prince – Leopards in the Temple, Narrative Eye (1999) ISBN 0-953318-24-9
  • The Phoenix – Misrule in the Land of Nod, Narrative Eye (2008) ISBN 0-953318-27-3

History[edit]

Plays[edit]

  • The Great Challenge (1992–1994) - National tour
  • The Whirlwind and the Storm (2001) - Cochrane and Shaw Theatres
  • Young Othello (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Theory of WAR", Voice, August, 1998 p. 40
  2. ^ Study of African genes
  3. ^ "Onyeka Nubia". University of Nottingham. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  4. ^ "2009 Award Winners". African Achievers International. Archived from the original on August 4, 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Study of African genes: who stands to gain most from it?". Voxafrica.com. November 5, 2009. Archived from the original on May 15, 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2017.