Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha


Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha is a multitalented young woman with a natural flair for the arts. She wrote her first unpublished novel at the age of six and has been writing poems, scripts, short stories, and songs since then, which were mainly for leisure. One of her poems, The New Yam Festival, won second prize in a nationwide poetry competition in 1983. She was the recipient of the silver prize at the Kanagawa World Biennial Children's Art Competition in Japan in 1987. By profession, Chigozie is an ophthalmic surgeon and an avid researcher. She draws inspiration from God and from the love of her family. She lives in Nigeria with her family. This book, Beyond the Trial, is her first published work.

Author's books

A Visit to Grandma and Grandpa


A Visit to Grandma and Grandpa highlights the Nigerian culture of love and respect for the elderly members of the extended family. It revisits the rich folktales that were used commonly in the past to teach moral principles to children and encourages children to learn and speak our indigenous languages. It includes an activity section with a list of new words and their meanings as used in the text and black and white sketches of the illustrations in the book
that children can colour by themselves.