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Chika Unigwe


Chika Unigwe was born in Enugu, Nigeria, and now lives in Turnhout, Belgium, with her husband and four children. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and an MA from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. She also holds a PhD from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, having completed a thesis entitled "In the shadow of Ala. Igbo women writing as an act of righting" in 2004.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   On Black Sisters' Street (2009)
   Night Dancer (2012)
   The Middle Daughter (2023)
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Chika Unigwe recommends
Everything is Not Enough (2023)
Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström
"Compulsively readable, Everything is Not Enough is a worthy successor to Akerstrom's debut. It was profoundly comforting to see Akerstrom's women wade into their power, claiming their space in a world that gives them very little room to be. Akerstrom is a master at shading the gaps between power and love. This book filled me up like food. Everything about it is absolutely enough."
Nightbloom (2023)
Peace Adzo Medie
"Medie's remarkable skills are on display here. She explores weighty themes with a deftness of touch, and there is a vitality to her writing that makes us believe she's a credible witness to the lives her characters live."
A Spell of Good Things (2023)
Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
"Adebayo's mesmerizing prose is suffused with heart and sharp emotions. Every page of this book was a pleasure to read. Even the hard parts. A Spell of Good Things is a triumph of storytelling."

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Books containing stories by Chika Unigwe
Watchlist (2015)
32 Stories by Persons of Interest
edited by
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Africa39 (2014)
New Writing from Africa south of the Sahara
edited by
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

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