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A Requiem

By John Chinaka Onyeche

There is a tree growing out of me

It calls me and recalls my name

In a twenty and in a twenty-one times

But with a stranger's voice

It learns to call me by the name father

Dear boychild, live long.


John Chinaka Onyeche is a multi-talented individual, wearing the hats of an author, poet, and educator specializing in History and African History. He boasts an impressive literary repertoire that includes works such as "Echoes Across The Atlantic," "A Night Tale At The Threshold Of Howl," "We Returned To Kiss The Cross," "The Broken Fort," "A Good Day For Tomorrow’s Coming," "Stateless," "25 Atonements," and "The Gathering Of Reeds," scheduled for publication in March 2024 by Ethel Zine Press. Additionally, he has crafted a chapbook titled "Chapters Of Broken Tales." John's literary prowess has earned him recognition as a Best of Net Nominee.

Beyond his literary pursuits, John is a devoted husband and a loving father to two charming children, Sobeife and Chisimdiri. He hails from Nigeria and primarily creates his works in the vibrant city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. While crafting his poetic and literary pieces, he draws inspiration from his academic background as a final-year student of History and Diplomatic Studies at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

When he's not engaged in the creative process, John Chinaka indulges in his passion for reading. To connect with this prolific writer and poet, you can reach out to him through various channels, including his blog, Facebook, Twitter, and email. Additionally, you can explore more of his work and profiles through his Linktree.


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