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HELLO THERE. MY NAME IS
ONYI
NWABINELI
I write things. My debut novel, Someday, Maybe will be published in October 2022. Scroll down to find out a bit more about it.
About ME

The main thing to note is that I am very Nigerian (Igbo to be exact). Born in Benin, Nigeria, I grew up in Glasgow, the Isle of Man and Newcastle, and now live in London praying every day that my money doesn’t finish.

An advocate for the preservation of the Igbo language and Igbo customs, I can usually be found brushing up on creative Igbo insults and proverbs in between conference calls, or watching some ill-advised True Crime documentary.

More important facts below.

I enjoy headwraps, braids, my bed, departing the UK under any circumstance and ludicrously priced coffee table books. I also enjoy food, sleep, pyjamas, and spending other people’s money.

I’m the co-founder of Surviving Out Loud, a fund providing fiscal support for survivors of sexual assault through therapy, temporary relocation and legal services.

I’m also the founder of Black Pens the UK’s first writing retreat for Black womxn. You can find out more about that right here. In other words, I am a busy somebody.

SOMEDAY, MAYBE october 2022

Eve is left heartbroken by her husband’s unexpected death, but everyone around her – her friends, her boisterous British-Nigerian family, her toxic mother-in-law – seems to be pushing her to move on. Unable to face the future, Eve begins looking back, delving through the history of her marriage in an attempt to understand where it went wrong. So begins an unconventional love story about loss, resilience, and a heroine bursting with rage and unexpected joy.

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I’m repped by the wonderful Amy St Johnston of Aitken Alexander Associates.
Otherwise, if you’d like to say hi or have pyjamas, free travel or any other fun things you’d like to send me, please use the form on the right.

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