Ify Tony-Monye is a Senior Quality Improvement & Disease Surveillance Specialist at Caritas Nigeria under the PEPFAR/CDC funded Global Action Towards HIV Epidemic Control in Subnational Units in Nigeria (4GATES) grant. She heads the Quality Improvement & Surveillance (QIS) unit managing a team of 7. She started writing short stories as a hobby since early childhood, though only members of her family ever got to read them. She obtained her B.Sc. from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and then had a brief banking career before gaining her M.Sc. from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
She is the author of a novel entitled ‘What Goes Around’ – her first published work of fiction. She was a guest on ‘Seriously Speaking’, a popular Nigerian TV talk show hosted by Adesuwa Onyenokwe and was interviewed by Nathaniel Bivan for Daily Trust Newspaper (one of Nigeria’s national dailies) for their Bookshelf section. A book review for What Goes Around is featured on Creative Writing News and e-book version of the novel is available at Okada Books. Her short story ‘A Gift From The Gods’ has been published online by AfricanWriter.
She writes from Nigeria and is currently working on her second novel. Below are links to websites with her TV talk show appearance and work
TV Talk Show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arexze2FDsY
Newspaper Interview – http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/bookshelf/budding-writers-will-soar-in-nigeria-ify-tony-monye/122740.html
Book Review – http://creativewritingnews.net/2015/09/03/what-goes-around-a-book-review/
E-Book – http://www.okadabooks.com/book/about/what_goes_around___/10782
Short Story – https://www.africanwriter.com/gift-gods-fiction–ify-tony-monye/