Uche Okonkwo, born on September 30, 1988 is a writer and editor, with an MA in Creative Writing from the Centre for New Writing,
University of Manchester, UK, and several years of experience in publishing. She works as managing editor at Kachifo Limited (publishers of Farafina Books) in Lagos.
In 2011 she was selected to participate in the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop, taught by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Binyavanga Wainaina, and other renowned writers. In 2014 she won the first ever Etisalat Prize for Flash Fiction for her story, ‘Neverland’. Her short stories have been published in The Ember Journal, The Manchester Anthology 2012-2013, Of Tears and Kisses, Heroes and Villains, an anthology of new Nigerian writing, and These Words Expose Us, an anthology of fiction by young African writers. Her work is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Per Contra and ellipsis. She is one of the participants of Borders Within: The Trans-African Road Trip Project 2016