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Biography of Sefi ATTA

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Seffi Atta ( 1964), is a Nigerian writer.

She was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She trained as an accountant in London and began to write while working in New York. Her works have won prizes from Zoetrope, Red Hen Press, the BBC and PEN International. In 2006 she was short listed for the Caine Prize for African Literature and her debut novel, Everything Good Will Come was awarded the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. It is forthcoming in France, Germany, Spain and Australia this year. Her second novel Swallow and collection of short stories Lawless was published in April 2008 by Farafina, Nigeria. -She currently lives in Meridian, Mississippi with her husband (a medical doctor)  and daughter and teaches at Mississippi State University


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