Chideraa Ike-Akaenyi is a fiction writer and essayist. She wants to tell untold stories on enuresis, race, and even erotic literature and its place on the Nigerian literary scene. Her writings have been published on Okadabooks, ngigareview.com, Kreative Diadem, Itanile, The Crater Library, and Afreada (forthcoming by September 2021).
She has won, been longlisted, and shortlisted for the following prizes.
Fictionist of the Year (NASELS NAU 2019 and 2021) - Won
Essayist of the Year (NASELS NAU 2019 and 2021) – Won
Okadabooks Campus Challenge – Longlist (2018)
Princewill Okigbo’s Prize for Fiction – Shortlist (2019)
Collins Elesiro’s Prize for Fiction – Longlist (2020)
To diversify her expertise, she worked as a Columnist for the Campus Chronicler Newspaper (Sept. 2020 – March 2021) and recently concluded an internship with Crater Digital Library (January – July 2021). To contribute to her self-development, she reads self-help books and takes online courses on diverse subjects.
Chideraa is currently in her last year of study for a degree in the Department of English Language and Literary Studies at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, where she is researching intersectional feminism for her degree project.