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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.


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]



  • 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



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


  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.