Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Fiction Writer


Meet Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam, a lecturer in Cornell University's Creative Writing program. She teaches an intro. to creative writing seminar and a first-year writing seminar titled Exploring Happiness in Literature and Multimedia Storytelling. She writes fiction, academic essays, experimental poetry and/or creative non-fiction. Her research interests include maternal interiorities, immigration, mathematical research, and dance research. Her literary works have received several awards, including the Cecilia Unaegbu Prize for Fiction, the Voice of America Award for flash fiction, the James McConkey Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Award, and the David L. Picket '84 Summer Fellowship. A proud alumna of Cornell University's MFA in Creative Writing Program '23 and Chimamanda Adichie's Creative Writing Workshop, her works of literature have attracted the support of esteemed institutions like Fidelity bank, Goethe Institut, and FEMRITE. She is the founder of, a non-profit educational platform she founded specifically to empower and nurture emerging writers. If you’d like to read some of her previous publications, scour the catalogues or forthcoming issues of "Mukana Press Anthology 2023," "Aster(ix) Journal," "Ankara Press," "Maple Tree Literary Supplement," "Flash Fiction Press," "Fiction 365," "Ebedi Review Anthology," and various others. Chioma is currently working on a novel that portrays the lives and struggles of a fractured immigrant family in a fictitious American town. Her Twitter handle is @ChiomaIwunze_ and her Facebook page is Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Research Focus

  • African novels in the 20th and 21st century
  • American short fiction
  • Australian novels in the 21st century

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