Kenechi Uzor

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Kenechi Uzor was born in Nigeria. His writing has been included in anthologies and has  appeared in Electric Literature, The Millions, Catapult, Litro Magazine, Maple Tree, Blue Monday Review, Brittle Paper,  and others. He has worked as an editor, a journalist, a librarian, and a publisher. The winner of the 2020 Scowcroft Prose award, Kenechi is also a 2020 Tin House Scholar and has received residency/ fellowship awards from Ebedi International Residency, the Dee Artists’ Colony.  Kenechi Uzor teaches writing at the University of Utah where he is rounding up an MFA degree.


Cover Photo: Illustration by Ellen Weinstein for Catapult
Sky Held Up by a Thousand Minarets

On this train ride back to his beginnings, Shettima’s mind overtook the train to another river in his memory, a river long and meandering as his days.

Mar 01, 2019
Cover Photo: Florin Draghici/flickr
This Hell Not Mine: On Moving from Nigeria to America

“This is where I’ve come, to the America of lights and dreams. And if I am better off I cannot tell.”

Jul 07, 2017