NKALA, Nathan. Also writes as Odunke. Nigerian, b. 1941. Genres: Plays/ Screenplays, Novels, Novellas/Short stories. Career: Civil service of Eastern Nigeria, began in administrative class, 1965, became Director General/ Administrative Secretary, 1992; freelance writer, c. 1988-. Publications: (with others) The Insider, Stories of War & Peace from Nigeria, 1971; (with others, as Odunke) OJADILE (play), 1977; Mezie, the Ogbanje Boy (novel), 1981; Bridal Kidnap, 1988; (with others, as Odunke) ONUKWUBE (play), 1988; Drums and the Voice of Death (novel), 1996; (with P. Davison) Lobedu (nonfiction), 1997. Contributor of chapters to books. Address: PO Box 1093, Enugu, Nigeria.