Kachi A. Ozumba was born in Nigeria in 1972. He is a winner of the Art Council England’s Decibel Penguin Short Story Prize and of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. His stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and appeared in many journals and anthologies. He lives in Newcastle where he is pursuing a research degree in literature/creative writing while working on his next novel.
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2010. The Desmond Elliott Prize is an annual award for a first novel written in English and published in the UK. Worth £10,000 to the winner, the prize is named after the literary agent and publisher, Desmond Elliott. Click here to find out more. A compelling story looking in to the centre of the Nigerian judicial and prison system. Great characters and insight in to the real workings of the country make this an unputdownable book of discovery. Fascinating and entertaining in equal measures.