Chika Unigwe is the author of the novels Night Dancer and On Black Sisters’ Street (Random House, Jonathan Cape), the latter of which has been translated into six languages, won the 2012 Nigeria Prize for Literature, and is now being adapted into a feature film. She is an organizer for London’s TEDxEuston and last April, Unigwe was selected for the Hay Festival’s Africa39 list of 39 Sub-Saharan African writers under 40. She is also the recipient of a BBC Short Story Award and a Commonwealth Short Story Prize, as well as fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme, and the Sylt Foundation, among others. Her stories and essays have appeared recently in The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Guernica, Kenyon Review, Agni, Transition, and Mylexia. Her latest book, Home and Away, will be published next year by Cassava Republic Press.
Visit her at www.chikaunigwe.com.