Biography

Ike Oguine

Ike Oguine is a writer living in Lagos, Nigeria, and one of the standard-bearers of the current resurgence in Nigerian literature. As a commentator, he has written several opinion pieces for the New Internationalist, West Africa and Times Literary Supplement, and has written several short stories.

His first novel, A Squatter's Tale, was published by Heinemann in 2000, and explores the paradoxes of emigration through the aspirations and disappointments of a young Nigerian named Obi in California.

Oguine is also one of Nigeria's most prominent petroleum lawyers. From April 2014 to May 2015, he served as General Counsel to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, under an appointment made by President Goodluck Jonathan.