UKAMAKA OLISAKWE

UKAMAKA OLISAKWE

UKAMAKA OLISAKWE

Ukamaka Olisakwe is the author of Ogadinma. In 2014, she was named one of Africa’s most promising writers under the age of 40 by the UNESCO World Book Capital for the Africa39 project. In 2016, she was awarded an honorary fellowship in Writing from the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. In 2018, she won the Vermont College of Fine Arts’ Emerging Writer Scholarship for the MFA in Writing and Publishing program.

Ukamaka is a finalist for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship, and has had her works appear in the New York Times, Longreads, The Rumpus, Catapult, Rattle, Waxwing, Jalada, Hunger Moutain, Sampsonia Way, and more. She is currently pursuing her PhD in English at the University of South Dakota—Vermillion.

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