Nkiacha Atemnkeng

Nkiacha Atemnkeng is a Cameroonian writer who works at the Douala International Airport. His works have been published in the 2015 Caine Prize anthology, "Lusaka Punk and Other Stories," The Africa Report, This Is Africa, Brittle Paper and Bakwa Magazine. He attended the 2015 Caine Prize workshop in Ghana, the 2017 Nigeria Cameroon Literary Exchange Project and the 2018 Miles Morland Workshop in Uganda, facilitated by Giles Foden. He is a Sylt Foundation writing residency prize winner and a Kundslerdorf Schopingen residency fellow. He tweets @nkiacha

You are near yet you are far

You are Cameroonian. Yet all your Nigerian writer friends say you are Nigerian. You’ve never even been to Nigeria before. So how can this be? You wade through their observations about your Nigerianess.

“You’ve got our vibe…you look Igbo…you speak …

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