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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Everything Good Will Come

3.88 avg rating — 1,499 ratings — published 1964 — 22 editions
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A Bit of Difference

3.46 avg rating — 347 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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Swallow

3.61 avg rating — 264 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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News From Home: Short Stories

3.87 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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The Bead Collector

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Lawless & Other Stories

4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2009
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It's My Turn!

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de tuin van gebroken geluk

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Hagel auf Zamfara: Kurzgesc...

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Sefi Atta: Selected Plays

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating
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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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