Tracy Nnanwubar, Nneka
Having worked as a Contributing Writer for True Tales Publications, Columnist for AfrikanBeatz Magazine and the Editor of Clique Magazine, Tracy was attributed the youngest editor in Nigeria at the age of 18. She has written over 200 poems and published more than 20 of them. She has been a delegate at the Annual Ife Festival of Poetry, Jaipur Literary Festival in India and was invited to the August 2002 International Library of Poets’ Convention in Washington D.C, USA, after two of her poems became published in their Anthology. She has been featured on Unilag 103.1 Fm, MBI Radio, Trybze Magazine, Citi Fm Ghana, Goge Africa TV Series, Punch Newspaper, Next234 Newspaper and The Nairobi Star in Kenya.
Tracy has been a part of the UK Cross Borders Writing Scheme; a Landmark Forum Education Initiative to encourage young children between the ages of 8 and 10 to develop their writing skills; and The Pelican Post – UK Books Donation Project in Lagos. In 2008, Tracy won a scholarship to the Pan African Literary Forum in Ghana, and now writes for Goge Africa, Numeris and the Lagos Woman Dream Project. She was invited to the November 2009 Inward ideas initiative – A new HIV/AIDS Healing Language, as a part of the “African voices for African problems through literary art” project, and has been invited for the 2012 SANAA Africa Festival in South Africa.
In 2010, she became a Literary Fellow at the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, was awarded a Literary Residency at the Village Institute in India and subsequently, granted a Colonel Farleigh S. Dickinson International Scholarship to attend the Farleigh Dickinson University as an MFA student in Creative Writing. That same year, Tracy was nominated for the Jozi Spoken Word Festival in South Africa, and was interviewed for the Book Jam on Silverbird Television and Newsline Report in Argentina. Tracy’s writing is published by: Pen Circle, Goge Africa Magazine, Penpower Publications, The Nigerian-Belgian community, Gilead Publication, VoicesNet.org, Kenya Imagine, The Literary Review, The International Library of Poets, Exceed Magazine, Solqu Shorts, Atomic Publishing, Worldwinder.com, Bookaholics.com, Y!Naija, Ventures Magazine, and Lagosmums.com. Her projects include her research into Oral African Literature in Ondo, Producer of “Inside Kebbi” and the Commonwealth-sponsored “This is Lagos” documentary about her life for British and Nigerian Television. In 2011, she was invited to the Bayelsa and Anambra States’ Book Festival and asked to lead a Creative Writing Workshop at the Abti-American University.
Tracy is among the University of Lagos’s Top 15 graduating students with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature for the year 2008 and was a member of the Editorial Community Development Service of the Nigerian Youth Service Corps in Kebbi state for the year 2009. Her first novel “My Little Burnham-On-Crouch” is being published by Good Times Books in India and Olympia Publishers in the United Kingdom. She is one of the 30 Writers invited to the 2012 Olympics in London by the South Bank Centre where Her Majesty the Queen is a Patron.
Tracy can be contacted at email@example.com
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