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Nneka Arimah, Lesley
The debut collection from prize-winning Nigerian author Lesley Nneka Arimah places daughters, wives and mothers in extraordinary situations in which toughness is required for survival and fortunes shift in an instant. Arimah's story 'Light' won the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa.
Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up wherever her father was stationed for work, which was sometimes Nigeria, sometimes not. She has been published in The New Yorker and Granta , her story 'Light' was winner of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa, and she has twice been shortlisted for the Caine Prize (2016 and 2017) with stories from WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY.