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Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha's Biography

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Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha is a multiple award-winning author with

a natural flair for the arts. She wrote her first unpublished novel at the

age of six and has been writing poems, scripts, short stories, and songs

since then, which were mainly for leisure. One of her poems, The New Yam Festival, won second prize in a nationwide poetry competition in 1983 and she was the recipient of the silver prize at the Kanagawa World Biennial Children’s art competition in Japan in 1987.


The rigours of medical school and residency training made her writing sporadic for several years.


A long distance rural post-residency posting requiring about six hours of commute to and from work, provided writing time for Chigozie in the back seat of a car and in the tremendous heat of Lagos traffic.


Her debut publication Beyond the Trial was awarded the Samuel Ajayi Crowther prize in 2017.


Beyond the Trial is a collection of three novellas with a unifying theme of female empowerment.


The UN SDG 5 Book Pick Rude Awakening is one of the three novellas in Beyond the Trial. All three novellas have also been published as stand-alone books.


Her drama entry for the African Human Rights Play-Writing Contest 2021 titled

I Should Have Been Enough made the final shortlist in the competition.

By profession, Chigozie is an ophthalmic surgeon and an avid researcher.

She draws inspiration from God and from the love of her family.