Chibundu Onuzo is the author of the novels The Spider King’s Daughter (2012), Welcome to Lagos (2016), and Sankofa (2021). She has won a Betty Trask award and been shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Commonwealth Book Prize. She was selected for the Hay Festival’s Africa39 list of 39 Sub-Saharan African writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define future trends in African literature. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature’s “40 under 40” initiative. She has a BA in history from Kings College London and an MA in public policy from University College London.
In the third novel from the Nigerian author, a woman searches for her father: “The man in the picture was the darkest tint in the human spectrum.”
By Chibundu Onuzo
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