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Madibaland World Literary Festival: Chigozie Obioma

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Chigozie Obioma was born in Akure, Nigeria. His first two novels, The Fishermen (2015) and An Orchestra of Minorities (2019) were both finalists for the Booker prize, one of only two writers in Booker prize history. His novels have been translated into more than 30 languages and won the inaugural FT/Oppenheimer Award for Fiction, an NAACP Image Award, the LA Times Art Seidenbaum award, a Nebraska Book award and was nominated for many other awards. His work has appeared in VQR, The Guardian, Esquire, Granta, amongst others. He is a professor of Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.