Chika Onyenezi is a fiction candidate at Maryland University's MFA. Born in Owerri, Nigeria. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming in Cosmonauts Avenue, Apogee, Ninth Letter Magazine, The Opiate, Evergreen Review, and elsewhere. He has placed in competitions by Glimmer Train. He is a 2018 Kimbilio Fellow, and a 2019 writer-in-residence at Craigarden. His short story was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Burrow Press. In addition to writing short stories, he has a novel in progress.

"The story is stomach-turning and unsettling as the narrator attempts to convince his friend to leave Maria...this story is not for the faint of heart. By far the most alarming story here, I would advise more squeamish readers to skip this one."

- The Review Review (on “A Curator’s Tale”)

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