Interview with Chinedu Enechi

Describe your desk
Spaced with well-arranged books: novels, motivational, relationship books and Philosophy books at both sides of the table, leaving a space at the centre of the table for my laptop.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in and spent many of my holidays in Onitsha. I went to school in Enugu and attended university at Nsukka. Most of my writings are set in the environment I grew up in.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is a way of expressing my feelings and reaching out to my audience. Being able to convey what I am feeling, or even passing on information to people regarding issues that are contentious and controversial, brings me joy.
What are you working on next?
A story that deals with the relationship between youth and parents, within the context of marital choices. We get to explore why there is more likely to be contention where young man is getting married to a woman that is older than him, but it's not contentious and controversial for a woman to marry a man that is older than her. There's also the implications of parents influencing their children’s choice of partner ...
Who are your favorite authors?
Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chioma Nnani, Richard Wright, James Hardly Chase
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Playing music, reading, cooking and hanging out with friends.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Wise ones never lose (unpublished).
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Arrow of God: It traces the origin of fundamental Igbo culture. The descriptive nature of explaining things and the choice of Igbo proverbs were things I loved.

Things Fall Apart: Same as the Arrow of God.

Half of A Yellow Sun: It is educative as well as informative. I also love the descriptive and expository nature of things the writer explored.

The Black Boy: The novel is historical and informative.

Forever There for You: Very educational, informative and I love the author's diction.
What's your favourite holiday spot and why?
I don’t think I have a favourite holiday spot ... let's just say I love Christmas in the village.
Published 2016-11-25.
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Books by This Author

Ifechidere
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,210. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016 by The Fearless Storyteller House Emporium Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Coming of age
A tale of a young girl done good, despite bullying and poverty ...