Ike Anya is a consultant in public health medicine working in Nigeria & the UK. He teaches at Bristol University & the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. A 2007 TED Global Fellow, & co-founder of Nigeria Health Watch, EpiAfric, TEDxEuston & the Abuja Literary Society. An advisory council member of the AKO Caine Prize he is published in The Guardian, Huffington Post, Granta, Catapult & Eclectica and in the anthology of essays by Nigerian writers on Nigeria: Of This Our Country. Co-editor of The Weaverbird Collection of New Nigerian Writing, he has an MA (2017) in Creative Non-Fiction from UEA. photo c: Sokari Higgwe at London Lighthouse Studio. His new book Small by Small: Becoming a Doctor in 1990s Nigeria is available from Sandstone Press.