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Chicago's Unoma Azuah featured in Chicago Tribune

By: Rosalind Goldman

April 4, 2017

Unoma Azuah, instructor, The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago, was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune for her first-hand knowledge of the persecution of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in her native Nigeria.

In the article, Azuah shares stories of growing up on Nigeria—and the impact it had on her future. Wanting to reach beyond the constraints of her native land, she moved to the United States. She lived in a few cities before settling on Chicago, a city tha she says “was waiting for me with open arms.”

Azuah teaches writing at the Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago. She’s now a U.S. citizen and she remains deeply involved in her homeland by sharing stories of the persecution of the LGBT community. Azuah was also guest of honor at a new “Chicago City of Refuge” initiative  for Exiled Writers.  

 
Read the full story here.

By: Rosalind Goldman

April 4, 2017