Cover Photo: Florin Draghici/flickr
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.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops

New Yorker, Paris Review, Best American Shorts

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 Literary Supplement, Blue Monday Review, Brittle Paper, Afridiaspora, and a few others. He has worked as an editor, a journalist, a librarian, and a publisher. He is a 2020 Tin House Scholar and has received residency and fellowship awards from Ebedi International Residency and the Dee Artists’ Colony.  Kenechi Uzor teaches writing at the University of Utah where he is rounding up an MFA degree in creative writing.