Author(s): Sefi Atta
From Zamfara up country, to the Niger Delta down south, with a finale in Africa's most populous city, Lagos, this collection of stories and a novella are inspired by newspaper headlines and narrated by a range of Nigerian voices that are elevated to the realm of the sublime by Sefi Atta's distinctive, clinical narrative skill. ..".written with quiet virtuosity. Atta's control of tone is remarkable" --Teju Cole "Sefi Atta is a brilliant artist... I have been very touched by the beauty and diversity and depth of these stories." --Uwem Akpan; author of 'Say You're One of Them' (Oprah Bookclub Selection) ..".steady, quiet, and yet bold narrative voice... a story teller who is so in tune with the suffering and other life happenstances of her characters" --Mohammed Naseehu Ali; author of 'The Prophet of Zongo Street'
Winner of the 2009 NOMA Award for Publishing in Africa
Sefi Atta was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She was educated there, in England and the United States. A former chartered accountant and CPA, she is a graduate of the creative writing program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Her short stories have appeared in journals like Los Angeles Review and Mississipi Review and have won prizes from Zoetrope and Red Hen Press. Her radio plays have been broadcast by the BBC. She is the winner of PEN International`s 2004/2005 David TK Wong Prize and in 2006, her debut novel Everything Good Will Come was awarded the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. She lives in Mississippi with her husband Gboyega Ransome-Kuti, a medical doctor, and their daughter, Temi. To learn more about Sefi Atta, vistit her website.