John Oryem Ernest Loguca, Ph.D.

John Oryem Ernest Loguca, Ph.D. (born 27 October 1969) is South Sudanese poet, author, editor, peace advocate and nature enthusiast. He was educated at St. Theresa's Torit, Palotaka Primary school, St. Mary's Seminary, Torit-Juba and Comboni El-Obeid where he completed his Secondary school in 1991. He subsequently studied Philosophy, Social Sciences and Theology at St. Paul's Major Seminary, Juba-Khartoum where he was awarded B.Th., (Pontificia Università Urbaniana), 1998, (Magna cum laude) an MA, West Kordofan University, 2009, and a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from West Kordofan University, 2012.

With outmost care Fr. John Oryem looked after South Sudanese IDPs in Darfur, Kordofan and Abyei at the peak of Sudan’s second civil war. In the midst of his humanitarian and spiritual duties, he actively produced literary works, becoming Senior Literary Editor with in 2004. Oryem’s poetry and short story anthologies are published under the name Oryem Onguti Loguca.


Dr. John Garang De Mabior: In Memoriam (2007)
Talking Things (2009)
Amna's Tears and Other Stories (2009)
The bone of my heart (2011)

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