Ucheyamere Nkwam-Uwaoma

Ucheyamere Nkwam-Uwaoma is a PhD student at Bournemouth University. His research interest centres on Nollywood, the horror genre, and the representation of women in African films (particularly Nigerian). He is a visiting lecturer at the Winchester School of Art , part of the University of Southampton, where he works with and supervises masters students. He is the co-author of ‘Influence of Gory Pictures on Select Newspaper Readers in Owerri, Nigeria’, in Indian Journal of Economics and Development (2018), and co-author of the book, Introduction to Broadcast Commentary & Critical Writing (Owerri, Imo State: Gabtony Prints, 2021).


This video essay seeks to include African women in the new wave of critical writing on women and horror film.


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