Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a writer and storyteller, freelancing out of Lagos, Nigeria.
He writes (mostly speculative) fiction and has works published or forthcoming in international magazines like Fireside, Podcastle, The Dark Magazine, Mothership Zeta, Omenana and Jungle Jim. He has also published in the anthology Lights Out: Resurrection and is forthcoming in A World Of Horror. His speculative story about Lagos restaurants, Of Tarts And New Beginnings, was longlisted for the 2017 Nommo Awards for Best Short Story; and he was also longlisted for the 2017 Writivism Short Story Prize with Like Stars Over The Lonely Ocean. In 2016, he won The Naked Convos’ Pan-African writing contest, The Writer. A lot of his fiction work examines issues of identity, community and belonging.
Suyi has published essays in Lightspeed and Klorofyl. He comments on social issues at Akoma; and on a potpourri of matters associated with literature at suyidavies.com as well as at WordsAreWork Literary Hub, where he’s currently co-curator. He has also written guest articles for a number of local and international blogs. He is an active presence in the African literary community, being a charter member of the African Speculative Fiction Society, as well as speaking and teaching at Social Media Week Lagos and WAW Fiction Masterclasses, amongst other places. In July 2017, Suyi became the first Nigerian ever to join Podcastle (by Escape Artists Inc), the world's first audio fantasy magazine, as an Associate Editor. He is also a member of the international neo-pro SFF writers group, Codex.
Suyi identifies as a storyteller because all of his work draws on story elements. He works in brand marketing, specialising in creating visual and verbal content to tell stories and engage audiences. He also dabbles in narration and works with podcasters and audio storytellers to create engaging content.
Suyi is available for speaking and teaching engagements on any or all of these matters. Follow Suyi on Facebook, Twitter (@IAmSuyiDavies) and/or his monthly jabberwock, After Five Writing Shenanigans. Contact him via email or via his website contact form.
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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a storyteller who writes from Lagos, Nigeria. His fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Fireside, Podcastle, The Dark, Mothership Zeta, Omenana and other magazines and anthologies. His nonfiction has appeared in Lightspeed and Klorofyl. Learn more at suyidavies.com or tweet at him at @IAmSuyiDavies.
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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a storyteller who writes freelance from Lagos, Nigeria. His (mostly speculative) fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Fireside, Podcastle, The Dark, Mothership Zeta, Omenana; and the anthologies Lights Out: Resurrection and A World of Horror; amidst other places. His nonfiction has appeared in Lightspeed and Klorofyl. He is a charter member of the African Speculative Fiction Society and an Associate Editor at Podcastle. Suyi also works in brand marketing, visual design and audio narration. He lives online on Facebook, tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies, blogs at suyidavies.com and chatters at his monthly jabberwock, After Five Writing Shenanigans.