Erith, United Kingdom
Home page: http://www.graceukalaswritings.com
Born and educated in Nigeria, but resident in the UK since 1989, Dr Grace Ukala - pen name, Gracy Ukala - is a well-known novelist in Nigeria. Her first published novel, Dizzy Angel (UPL, 1985) has sold millions of copies and is still studied as a text book in some Nigerian Schools.
Dizzy Angel won a literary award in 1985 for an excellent tackling of the traditional issues in Nigeria such as superstitions and the harsh conditions that face female children. Ukala's other works include The Broken Bond, (UPL) 2001 and Ada in London, Surviving the Traumas (Outskirts Press, 2005). Also among her works are seven poems published in New Nigerian Vers by UPL - 1985. Her published short stories and plays are in Salsloze Ache ( Zurich, 1989) and Dramas of Love and Marriage (Nwamife Press, 1980)
Dr Grace Ukala has taught English Language and Literature since she first graduated from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1970. She was the vice Principal (Curriculum) in Idia College, Benin City and the foundation Principal of Emotan College, Benin City (1980 to 1990) , where she achieved the coveted status of an Outstanding Principal 1986.
In the UK, she was head of English Department at Geoffrey Chaucer School, London, Eastlea Community School, London and Manager of the Learning Support Unit, at Bow boys' School, London, before taking her retirement. Since retiring, Dr Ukala has set up her Life Coaching Practice - Amazing Success Coach as well as the Amazing Success Tutors, a Private Tuition Agency which Agency provides tutors for private tuition for Secondary Students.
Dr Ukala also works as a freelance writer and a ghost writer.
Interests: Writing short stories, poems, plays and novels, as well as Freelance and Ghost Writing.
Published writer: Yes