Precious Chiebonam Nnebedum

Writer - Spoken Word Artist - Performer

 

About me

Born and raised between Nigeria and Austria, I grew up within a big circle of extended family and friends, where telling stories was an essential aspect of our everyday lives. 

I fell in love with children's books at an early age on account of my mother being a teacher and soon after, aspired to be a writer myself. 

With a bit over 17 and a stretch to 18 years, I stood on my first poetry slam stage and later became the two-time reigning Austrian U20 first-runner up in 2017 and 2018. 

My poems tell of the experiences of being a black Christian woman in a predominantly white environment. They are performed in English, German and "D-english". 

Black Lives Matter: Co-founder of the association "TANAKA", which continues to do community work by promoting creativity and confidence in youth with migrant backgrounds.

In autumn 2022, my first book titled "birthmarks" will be published by Haymon-Verlag.

Link to pre-order below!

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birthmarks

October 11th 2022

For every word written, a piece of empowerment, a piece of self.


"Precious Chiebonam Nnebedum proves that

she is a force to be reckoned with."

- Haymon Publishing House

"Nnebedum's poetry collection is visual and powerful in the reappraisal of a personal-political past and the construction of the present. In melodic-observational words, 'birthmarks' explores forms of love, family, remembering and growing up as a Black woman in this world."

- Ọlaide Frank

 
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Awards and Achievements

Precious Nnebedum receives Grant for Innovative Writing Techniques 2022

Das Land Steiermark

Graz Women's Award 2021 goes to TANAKA Graz

Stadt Graz

Curated Exhibition DISPLAY for Black Youth at Modern Art Museum Graz

Kunsthaus Graz

Performance at Festa Literária das Periferias Poetry Festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Museu De Arte Do Rio

Learn More

Elisabeth Seidl Award 2021 goes to Precious Chiebonam Nnebedum

Medical University Graz

Exil Literary Award 2020 goes to Precious Chiebonam Nnebedum

ORF News

BLM Graz 2020 & Birth of TANAKA, Association for Black Youth and Migrants

Metropole

Two-time Austrian U20 Vice-Champion in Poetry Slam 2017 & 2018

Mein Bezirk

 

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the Holy Spirit.”

 
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