Cheluchi Onyemelukwe

AboutCheluchi Onyemelukwe

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe is a lawyer and academic who lives and works between Lagos (Nigeria) and Halifax (Canada). She works in the areas of health, gender, and child protection. Cheluchi’s critically acclaimed debut novel, The Son of the House, won Africa’s largest literary prize in Africa, the Nigeria Prize for Literature, 2021, the SprinNG Women Author’s Prize 2020, and  the Best International Fiction Book award at the Sharjah International Book Fair. The Son of the House was a finalist for for Canada’s most prestigious literary prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2021.