Paranormal Underground Radio: Nuzo Onoh - The Queen of African Horror

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In this episode of Paranormal Underground Radio: In The Dark, we talk with Nuzo Onoh, the Queen of AfricanHorror. Nuzo is the creator of chilling horror fiction from the AfricanContinent. Her books have introduced African Horror to the international stage.Nuzo’s works have been described as “deeply disturbing,” “spine-chilling,” and“gripping and haunting.”

Nuzo has spear-headed this new andunexplored horror subgenre. She states that her goal is to establish AfricanHorror as bona-fide horror subgenre, rather than the general perception of theterm as a negative condition of the continent as portrayed by the popularmedia. It is Nuzo’s hope that, soon, African Horror will be recognized andenjoyed as other regional horror subgenres, such as Japanese, Korean andScandinavian horror.

A British writer of Africandescent, Nuzo was born in Enugu, the Eastern part of Nigeria, formerly known asThe Republic of Biafra. She lived through the civil war between Nigeria andBiafra as a child refugee, an experience that left a strong impact on her andhas influenced some of her writing. Nuzo attended Queen’s School Enugu beforeproceeding to the Quaker boarding school; The Mount School, York, England; andSt. Andrew’s Tutorial College, Cambridge, from where she obtained her A’levels. She holds both a law degree and a master's degree in writing from TheUniversity of Warwick, England.

Nuzo has two daughters, Candice andJija, and her cat, Tinkerbell, who she describes as totally bonkers. She livesin Coventry, England, from where she runs her own publishing company,Canaan-Star Publishing, a self-publishing company that publishes authors fromaround the globe.

A keen musician, Nuzo plays boththe piano and the box guitar and enjoys recording demos of her songs. She alsoruns African story-telling workshops for primary school children. Nuzo is astrong believer in The Law of Attraction and the philosophy of mind overmatter.

Nuzo has made June 28 her annualpublishing date so her fans know when to look out for another African Horrorchiller from her writing desk.

Air Date: November 3, 2016

Topic: African Horror, Paranormal Phenomena, Paranormal Research, Witch Doctor

Guest: Nuzo Onoh

Correspondent Segment: Jack Kenna

Hosts: Karen Frazier, Chuck Gotski

Producer: Cheryl Knight-Wilson