Parrésia Author Profile: Chigozie Obioma

Parrésia Author Profile: Chigozie Obioma

CHIGOZIE OBIOMA was born in 1986 in Akure, Nigeria. He has lived in Nigeria, Cyprus and Turkey and currently resides in the United States, where he teaches at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

He is a professor, novelist, short story writer, poet & nonfiction writer. He is the author of The Fishermen, his debut novel and An Orchestra of Minorities, his second novel, which was released this year, 2019.

His first novel, The Fishermen, won the inaugural FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award for Fiction, an NAACP Image Award for a Debut Author, and the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction (Los Angeles Times Book Prizes); and was a finalist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Translation rights sold in twenty-six languages.

Obioma was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2015. His stories and articles have appeared in many publications including The Millions, Virginia Quarterly Review and Guardian.

An Orchestra of Minorities earns starred reviews in all 5 pre-publication trade reviews: KirkusBooklistPublisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, and Bookpage, further more you can find profiles on Chigozie Obioma in Time Magazine, The Guardian and Houston Chronicle.

An Orchestra of Minorities, is one of the titles published under Parrésia Publishers Ltd. Traditional publishing imprint Regium. Throughout the month of June, a N500 discount will be applied to whoever purchases a copy from @pagebookstore.

If you’ll like to know more about @chigozieobioma visit his website chigozieobioma.com

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