Precious Chiebonam Nnebedum
Writer - Spoken Word Artist - Performer
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!
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
Awards and Achievements
Precious Nnebedum receives Grant for Innovative Writing Techniques 2022
Das Land Steiermark
Graz Women's Award 2021 goes to TANAKA Graz
Curated Exhibition DISPLAY for Black Youth at Modern Art Museum Graz
Performance at Festa Literária das Periferias Poetry Festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Museu De Arte Do Rio
Elisabeth Seidl Award 2021 goes to Precious Chiebonam Nnebedum
Medical University Graz
Exil Literary Award 2020 goes to Precious Chiebonam Nnebedum
BLM Graz 2020 & Birth of TANAKA, Association for Black Youth and Migrants
Two-time Austrian U20 Vice-Champion in Poetry Slam 2017 & 2018