Su’eddie Vershima Agema (Su’ur Agema) is a Development Worker, Editor, Cultural Enthusiast and Creative Writer. He is currently the President of African Writers at the University of Sussex, where he is a Chevening scholar studying for an MA in International Education and Development. Su’eddie is the immediate past Chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA (Benue State Chapter) and a council member of the ANA National Teen Authorship Scheme. He is also the Team Leader of SEVHAGE Publishers and its sister development organisation, SEVHAGE Literary and Development Initiative .

Su’eddie has a passion for promoting Nigerian literature and has organised and facilitated several workshops on literature, creative writing, development and leadership for youths and teenagers. He is a traveller, loves making friends and loving. If he would let go of sentiments and literary commitments, he would write a hundred books in a year.

In addition to several awards, Su’eddie is listed on Nigerian Writers Award 100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers Under 40 (2017 and 2018) and was named as one of the Top 50 Contemporary Poets who rocked Nigeria in Year 2013 (also in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017).

Su’eddie was Joint-Winner, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Poetry Prize 2014 and shortlisted for the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature 2018 with his collection, Home Equals Holes: Tale of an Exile.  He won the Mandela Day Short Story Prize 2016 with his short story, ‘Washing the Earth’. He is the author of BRING OUR CASKET HOME: Tales one shouldn’t tell (a collection of poetry hailed by critics as deep and pleasantly different) which was longlisted for the Association of Nigerian Authors Poetry Prize (2013) with the title poem, ‘Tales one shouldn’t tell’  shortlisted for the PEN Nigeria/Saraba Poetry Award 2013. His collection of short stories, The Bottom of another Tale was shortlisted for the Association of Nigerian Authors Prose Prize 2014 and Abubakar Gimba Prize for Short Stories 2015. His Once Upon a Village Tale was shortlisted for the ANA Children’s Literature Prize 2018.

With the ANA Award for Joint Winner Poetry Prize 2014


Su’eddie, who has degrees in English (and Literature) and Development Studies from the Benue State University, Makurdi takes a special interest in the various faces of humor in life and literature. He has a keen interest in African and Post-Colonial and New Writings and has written/published some research on them. He is currently reading, writing and finding the next door. He loves making friends and is open to criticism. He is on Facebook too…

You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram as @sueddieagema









I am an all rounded writer, would edit any literary work available (for a fee 🙂 !)… a development activist and social blogger…
surfing is my thing and keeping in touch with friends (new and old) is just the order… This blog is to show my work to the world, connect with fans and get to meet a lot of people while being the best me… It is also a platform to express my views, as well as host the views of others I find worth the while. So, expect everything from literature to politics, life and all…  drop a comment or get to FB to meet…

I was exposed to Literature at an early age by a father who kept the tradition of the moonlight tales. There was my mother who bought the best of African literary titles, from Chinua Achebe to every famous writer of the Heinemann fame. A writing brother, Gabriel, and several inspiring siblings (Taver Ayede and the team) and tutors along the way baked me. More and more, I meet more people, learning… The story continues…




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  1. Please you made a comment about my story THE IDENTICAL TWINS. You also showed interest in having my email address. I have supplied it. I look forward to hearing further from you.
    Thanks for finding time to read my stories.


  2. Nice one Eddie. it’s good to see u do what u know how to do best. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to go thru ur articles but hope to do so at a later date. Keep it up!


  3. Terdue, thanks very much. Glad you could find time to drop by – hoping to have you come fulfil your words :)…Kenechukwu, sup? Been a long while…
    Happy New Year both!


  4. Hello Su’eddie. I have taken your advice you left on my ‘The thought process & the Mapuches’ and have started dividing up the information I am adding onto the blog to keep it a bit short. Thank you for reading and if you find any spelling mistakes or if you think I can express something in a better way, please let me know.

    I read that your make comments on political issues. Well, the work I am writing about is quite political, but it will be a ceramic artwork. I think that in the art world we have a special licence to express political issues and be in a safe platform.


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  6. Hey Boss;
    Your blog contains only serious literature. Lol.
    I didn’t hear frm u again so thought to look for u all round.


  7. I’m so glad I found my way here through Zika’s blog. I can tell I’m going to enjoy looking around and reading your work. It’s always encouraging to see others laboring in the same fields, no matter how many miles away! Cheers,

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    1. Yaaaaaay! Hello Kathryn, 🙂 Thank you really much for finding time to come here, first of all, and also to drop a comment. Ah, that means much. Merci. I really hope you get to enjoy this lazy spot of mine… I probably should give Ziks a small salute for the referral 🙂
      I send a handshake across the miles. I am off to your blog too. Thanks 🙂


  8. Hello sueddie, its through surfing the net for the content on Chinua Achebe, i came across your blog. stopped by rather you forced me to stop at your blog and felt very happy for reading a few of your works. you are doing really a commendable job for the pals of same sort those who wish to bond together with common motive…..to share and benefit.
    well i chose “Chinua Achebe and his 5 Novels” as my research topic. I am from India particularly from Andhrapradesh a state. I don’t get momentum for completing it but problem lies on my side. well now in the renewed interest after knowing your blog, i wish i could complete it.I could access a few thesis written on Chinua Achebe’s Novels, and yesterday an idea blinked which is the reason why i am writing this..
    As you want people around to know what true Nigeria is and the works of your people… sharing the same in more detailed manner would help me to get a better glimpse of Our man Achebe and helps me in completing my research.

    Here is My Mail Id… satish.reserach@rediffmail.com.. I am requesting you to share with me any article written on chinua Achebe, and send me a few thesis written on him so that i could get even a better idea of compiling things in concrete manner.. and to brings Thing at a place…

    I know it is a lengthy post … hope you bear with this and looking forward for your help…



  9. Hello i am Usman Sani Muhammad, The president of Writers Ahmadu Bello University,Zaria. I Wrote to Dul Johnson the writer of Deeper Into The Night on reviews on the aforementioned he gave me this link, please do reply. Thanks


    1. Hello Usman. Nice to make your acquaintance. Sorry, I don’t really have a title to match yours but, I am Su’eddie. 🙂 What in particular would you want me to do for you? I have also sent you a mail with this same question. Let me know so we can see what we can do. Greetings.


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