Chika Unigwe

Lecturer in Fiction (Fall 2018; Spring 2019))

English and Creative Writing

Office: N111 Callaway Center. Fall 2018 office hours: Thursday, 1:15-2:15 p.m., and by appointment

Phone: 404-727-4683

Fax: 404-727-4672

Email: chika.unigwe@emory.edu

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Biography

Chika Unigwe was born in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Nigeria and the KU Leuven, Belgium. She holds a PhD from the University of Leiden, Holland. Unigwe is the author of four novels, including On Black Sisters Street and Night Dancer. Her short stories and essays have appeared in various  journals including The New York Times, The Guardian, Aeon, Wasafiri, Transition, Guernica, Agni and the Kenyon Review. Her works have been translated into many languages including German, Polish, Hebrew, Italian, Hungarian, Spanish and Dutch. A recipient of several awards, she sat on the jury of the 2017 Man Booker International Award and is the director of Awele Creative Trust, an NGO she set up to encourage creative writing among young Nigerians.

Publications

The Phoenix

The Phoenix

On Black Sisters Street

On Black Sisters Street

Night Dancer

Night Dancer