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.