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Chika Unigwe

Chika Unigwe (b. 1974) is a Belgian-Nigerian author who writes in English and Dutch. She is considered as one of the most probing, thought-provoking writers of the recent renaissance in African fiction. In her signature sober style, Unigwe writes novels, short stories, essays, poetry and educational books on themes that are close to her heart: migration, identity, loneliness, diaspora, love, loss and cultural and racial confusions. Her work is primarily populated by strong female characters. Unigwe was a judge for the Man Booker International Prize in 2016. She currently lives in the US.

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