Uguru Nwanyimba Jewel began writing fiction in 2013 and has since written many short stories. She is an avid reader and especially loves African literature — African stories written by African authors. Her literary role model is Chimamanda Adichie.
For her stories, she draws inspiration from society and its dynamics like politics, feminism, social stratification, racism, and love, among others. She, however, believes she is her greatest inspiration. She wants to write the stories that people do not tell, to be a hero of some sort in the world of fiction writing. Because reading has made her a better person; she wants people to read her works and become better people.
She is a co-founder and administrator of Raconteur, a Facebook group that connects young writers like herself and bolsters them to both embrace and improve upon their art. When she isn’t manning Raconteur, seeking out the nearest literary club (or otherwise establishing one) or busy coding on her computer, she loves to participate in literary contests one of which was BeCreative 1.0, an inter-university writing competition in which she placed third in 2017.
Jewel is from Ebonyi and resides in Enugu where she studies Computer Engineering at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). Her debut novel will soon be published.