Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani


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Enugu, Nigeria

Adaobi Tricia Obinne Nwaubani (born in 1976) is a Nigerian novelist, humorist, essayist and journalist. Her debut novel, I Do Not Come to you by Chance, won the 2010 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (Africa), a Betty Trask First Book award,and was named by the Washington Post as one of the Best Books of 2009. Nwaubani is the first contemporary African writer on the global stage to have got an international book deal while still living in her home country.

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I Do Not Come to You by Chance

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“Good mothers know all about patience. They know about lugging the promise of a baby around for nine whole months, about the effort of pushing and puffing until a head pops; they know about being pinned to a spot, wincing as gums make contact with sore nipples; they know about keeping a vigil over a cot all night, praying that the doctor's medicine will work; they know that even when patience seems to be at an end, more is required. Always more.”
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, I Do Not Come to You by Chance

“I always find it funny when people say that money makes people proud. If you check it, poor people are some of the proudest people in this world.”
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, I Do Not Come to You by Chance

“He often referred to the female gender in plural form, as if they did not exist except in batches.”
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, I Do Not Come to You by Chance

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