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Uzor Maxim Uzoatu























Publications: Satan’s Story, Lagos: Pen publishers, 1989. ISBN: 978-
30687-0-9 (novel)
A Play of Ghosts, Lagos: Pen publishers, 1989. ISBN: 978-30687-1-7
(play)
Doctor of Football, Lagos: Konk International, 1979, 1990. ISBN: 978-
30687-2-5 (play)
Day of Blood and Fire, Lagos: Konk International, 1990. ISBN: 978-
30687-3-3 (novel)
The Missing Link, Lagos: Yemaja/Konk, 1995. ISBN: 978-30687-5-X
(novel)
God of Poetry, Lagos: New Gong, 2006. ISBN: 978-38421-3-7
The Way We Are, Lagos: Civil Liberties Organisation, 2002. ISBN: 978-
35175-6-2 (Human Rights Training Manual on Democracy)

Professional: I am the chairman of the editorial board of the newspaper
News Star, but I plan to take my grassroots play Doctor of Football on a
national tour of Nigeria in 2010.

Contact: 13A Ladipo Bateye Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria; phone:
0803 313 7480; borojah@gmail.com
Personal: Uzor Maxim Uzoatu was
Umuchu, Nigeria. He holds a B.A.
in Dramatic Arts from the University
of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo
University) and an M.A. in
Literature from the University of
Lagos. He started out as a rural
peasant theatre director before
venturing into journalism. He was
the 1989 Distinguished Visitor at
the Graduate School of
Journalism, University of Western
Ontario, Canada and was
nominated for the Caine Prize for
African Writing in 2008 for his
short story “Cemetery of Life”
published in Wasafiri magazine,
London. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria
with his wife, Chidimma, and their
four children.