NZEKWU, Dr. Joseph Onuora

Date ofBirth: Sunday(Nkwo) 19th February, 1928 ContactAddress: 2, OlukoleStreetSurulere Lagos. Onuorah Nzekwu as millions of his readers knew him through his epic literatureBladeAmongthe Boys which was his second novel after Wand of Noble Wood. Dr Onuorah Joseph Nzekwu is first and foremost teacher, a seasoned, refined journalist and writer. Education • St Peter Claver's School, Kafanchan 1934 - 1938 • St Thomas' School Kano 1939 - 1941 • Holy Trinity School Onitsha 1942 • St Anthony's Elementary Teacher Training College Onitsha 1943 • St Charles'Higher Elementary Teacher Training College Onitsha 1944- 1946 Working Experience • School Teacher 1947-1955 • Assistant Editor Nigeria Magazine 1960 - 1962 • Senior information Officer, Ministry of Information 1970 • Principal Information Officer 1971 • Deputy Director of Information 1972- 1978 • General Manager News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) 1978 Editor Nigeria Magazine 1960-1962 Publications In spite of his editorial task, busy administrative and management duties, Dr Onuorah Nzekwu has been a prolific writer of best -selling qualities. He is the author of Wand oftheNobleWood (Hutchinson London, 1961) • Blade Among the Boys ( Hutchinson London, 1962) • Co-author Eze Goes to School (African University Press, 1963) • Highlifefor Lizards ( Hutchinson London, 1965) His hobbies are Choral Music. Law n Tennis and Reading. Dr Onuorah Joseph Nzekwu is married to Justina Ogbenyeanu Mbanefo and they are blessed with four children.
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