Novelist & Journalist
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is a novelist, journalist and essayist. Her debut novel, I Do Not Come to You by Chance, won the 2010 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Africa), a 2010 Betty Trask First Book award, and other awards. Her debut Young Adult novel, Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree, based on dozens of interviews of women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, was published by HarperCollins in September 2018 and has also won several awards. Adaobi’s journalism focuses on underreported humanitarian issues. Her reportage and essays have appeared in scores of publications.