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Nigerian author wins lesbian fiction award!

08 June 2016, 21:34

Lagos - Nigerian author, Chinelo Okparanta has won the  Lesbian Fiction Award for Her Book, ‘Under the Udala Trees’ 

The debut novel, set during and after the Biafran war, is a compelling story of love during the time of war.

 Okparanta captures the struggle to stay in love and also the dangers of being found in a same sex relationship especially in a country that frowns at it.

The book was birthed at a time when Nigeria criminalized same sex relationships.

Under the Udala Trees is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the United States.


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