Short stories by Hannah Onoguwe

Hannah Onoguwe is a writer of fiction and nonfiction based in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria, a region famous for its oil industry. Her short stories have been published in the anthologies Imagine Africa 500, from Pan African Publishers, and Strange Lands Short Stories, from Flame Tree Press. Her work has appeared in publications including Adanna, The Drum Literary Magazine, Omenana, Brittle Paper, The Stockholm Review, and Timeworn Literary Journal. In 2014, Cupid’s Catapult, her collection of short stories, was one of ten manuscripts chosen to kick off the Nigerian Writers Series, an imprint of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). She is the winner of the ANA Poetry Competition in 2016, and was shortlisted for the Afritondo Short Story Prize in 2020. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Ibadan and a master’s degree in organizational psychology from the University of Jos. She works at a software company, providing support for the Nigeria Immigration Service.

Listing 4 stories.

A pregnant woman in Nigeria makes friends with a stranger at the hospital; next thing she knows he is ripping her baby out of her.

A date interrupted by gunfire leads to a reevaluation of a young relationship.

A young girl asks her mom about her absent father, but ends up stuck inside a picture frame than once held a photo of him.

A man mourns the death of his wife and celebrates the birth of his child.