Ake Festival 2017
14-18 November, 2017
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Amara Nicole Okolo is a lawyer and writer living in Nigeria. Her novel, Black Sparkle Romance was published by Ankara Press, an imprint of Cassava Republic (2014, Nigeria, Africa; 2016, UK/Europe) and her second book, a collection of short stories, Son of Man by Parresia Publishers (2016).
References to her work have appeared on The Guardian, Brittle Paper, Chimurenga the Chronic and Aljazeera. She was amongst the participants of the 2015 Farafina Workshop by Chimamanda Adichie.
In 2017 her essay, "The Things We Never Say" was published by Catapult. She is currently working on her second and third novels.