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Kosisochukwu W. Ugwuede (b. 1991) is an essayist, photographer & journalist from Enugu, Nigeria. Her essays & photographs have been published in DIAGRAM, Psaltery & Lyre, Lolwe, The Forge, Agbowó, The Sole Adventurer, The Arkansas International, and Bloomberg CityLab among several others. Her work was a finalist for the 2024 Plentitudes Prize in Nonfiction and 2023 Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Nonfiction, and has been nominated for inclusion in the Best Spiritual Literature and Best of the Net anthologies. Her work has also been a part of several exhibitions including the 2020 Dhaka Art Summit and 2019 AfriCologne Festival. She is a graduate of Oregon State University's MFA in nonfiction writing program and holds an undergraduate degree in Microbiology & Biochemistry from the University of Nigeria. She currently lives in Corvallis, Oregon where she reports for the Albany Democrat Herald/Corvallis Gazette-Times, while at work on an essay collection interrogating food production, commerce and cultures between Nigeria and the Pacific Northwest. 

Photo: Kosisochukwu W. Ugwuede

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