Ukamaka Olisakwe


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Ukamaka Olisakwe

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Ukamaka Olisakwe is a Nigerian novelist, short story writer and screenwriter. In 2014 she was chosen as one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s most promising writers under the age of 40 by Africa 39. She was born in Kano, Nigeria, and in 2016, was a resident at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.

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“They said growing up was watching your breasts grow, your waist widen and hairs sprout on your erogenous ones. You became aware of the warmness that spread in circles in your stomach when that fine boy smiled at you. But that was not growing to me. Growing up was watching Papa drift away from us, and Mama grow drastically older from frying Akara balls just to cater for our home.”
Ukamaka Olisakwe, Eyes of a Goddess

“There was no one innocent amongst us, I realized then. We were all sinners, one way or the other. We hurt with our hands, with our mouths, or with our minds. But what matters was the ‘why’.

~Eyes of a Goddess”
Ukamaka Olisakwe
tags: sin

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Ukamaka Olisakwe Thank you, Pedro. I have joined the Author program!
Thanks a lot, dear..

Pedro wrote: "Hi Ukamaka

Thank you for agreeing to be my friend. Isn't "Eyes of a Goddess" your book? Just wondering why you don't have an author profile? There's so much more you can do with one.

May the ..."



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Pedro Okoro Hi Ukamaka

Thank you for agreeing to be my friend. Isn't "Eyes of a Goddess" your book? Just wondering why you don't have an author profile? There's so much more you can do with one.

May the Lord grant you open doors> May he enlarge your borders and bless you on all sides!

With every blessing


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