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: 3.70 · 699 ratings · 105 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Everything Good Will Come
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 408 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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Swallow
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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A Bit of Difference
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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News From Home: Short Stories
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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It's My Turn!
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Lawless & Other Stories
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Million Writers Award: The ...
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Immigrant Voices: 21st Cent...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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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.”
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“She drinks her Eva water. Their parents were taken down by cancer, heart attacks and strokes. Respectable diseases.”
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