Sefi Atta





Sefi Atta


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Lagos, Nigeria
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Sefi Atta was born 1964 in Lagos, Nigeria. She was educated there, in England and the United States. Her father Abdul-Aziz Atta was the Secretary to Federal Government and Head of the Civil Service until his death in 1972, and she was raised by her mother Iyabo Atta.

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 inaugural Wole Soyinka Pr
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Average rating: 3.73 · 1,045 ratings · 136 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Everything Good Will Come

3.81 avg rating — 612 ratings — published 2001 — 12 editions
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Swallow

3.58 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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A Bit of Difference

3.47 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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News From Home: Short Stories

3.88 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Lawless & Other Stories

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2009
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It's My Turn!

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Nur ein Teil von dir: - Roman

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Immigrant Voices: 21st Cent...

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“She says the lesson to learn is that the world is round, which means that if I run too fast I might end up chasing the very homeland I am running from.”
Sefi Atta

“She drinks her Eva water. Their parents were taken down by cancer, heart attacks and strokes. Respectable diseases.”
Sefi Atta, A Bit of Difference

“Most of the children were shoeless and you were confronted with the dilemma that, no matter how much money you had and no matter where you could escape to overseas, you could not save yourself from your own country. p. 134, Madness i the Family”
Sefi Atta, News From Home: Short Stories

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