Full Name: Paul Onovoh
Birth Date: May 15, 1962
Birthplace: Abakaliki, Nigeria
- Dr. Onovoh has authored two volumes of a collection of multilingual poetry and a play.
He is also working on short stories and a book translation publication.
- Studied Literature in Nigeria and Germany as well as theology at Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, GA.
He is also a freelance translator and interpreter for English/German/Igbo.
- Dr. Onovoh lives in Douglasville, GA and serves as Priest in a Messianic Judaism congregation in Smyrna, GA
He plays the guitar, and various percussion instruments and writes songs.
Notable Characters Created
+ Omenoro Wagu
Occupation: War General
Relative: Ada (Sister)
Characteristics: Brave, Noble, Respectful
Omenoro Wagu is the war general, principal character, and brother of the village belle who was sold into slavery. He avenged her disappearance by punishing the offending clan and driving them out of the town for seven years. He was betrayed by one of his clansmen who was bribed by the villain, Nefu Ngwu. Omenoro died in his attempt to honor his sister, Ada.
Occupation: village belle
Alias: Beauty of Heaven
Relative: Omenoro Wagu (Brother)
Newt was a Glader and Alby’s Second-in-command. He has blond hair and a heavy limp from attempting suicide when he was a Runner. He was taller than Alby, despite the one year age difference. Newt was named after Sir Isaac Newton. He is described as having an “odd accent,” and Dashner has said he thought of him as being either English or Scottish.
+ Nefu Ngwu
Affiliation: Priesthood family
Occupation: Slaver, conqueror
Characteristics: Cruel, tyrant
He is the villain in the story responsible for the kidnapping and selling Ada. He is a member of the priesthood family that enslaves conquered people into servitude of the local deity.
Fate: Burried alive
He was the bondslave of the local deity, – She-who-kills-her-enemies-on-the-day-their-life-is-sweetest. The chief magicians buried him alive to transfer the imminent death of the son of the town’s chief to him. At midnight, Omimi was called forth from the grave by a Great Spirit that passed by his grave that night. He went home whole.