Chibundu Onuzo - Author

About the Author

Chibundu Onuzo was born in Nigeria in 1991 and is the youngest of four children. After receiving a first in History from King’s College, London in July 2012, she is currently doing an MA in Public Policy at UCL. Having written The Spider King’s Daughter at the age of 18, she is the youngest woman to be offered a two-book deal with Faber and Faber. When not writing, Chibundu can be found playing the piano or singing.

 

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Welcome to Lagos

Welcome to Lagos

Author: Chibundu Onuzo Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2017

Shortlisted for the RSL Encore Award 2018 Five runaways ride the bus from Bayelsa to a better life in a megacity. They are unlikely allies -- a private, a housewife, an officer, a militant and a young girl. They share a need for escape and a dream for the future. Soon, they will also share a burden none of them expected, but for now, the five sit quietly with their hopes, as the billboards fly past and shout: Welcome to Lagos.

Welcome to Lagos

Welcome to Lagos

Author: Chibundu Onuzo Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2017

Shortlisted for the RSL Encore Award 2018Five runaways ride the bus from Bayelsa to a better life in a megacity.They are unlikely allies -- a private, a housewife, an officer, a militant and a young girl. They share a need for escape and a dream for the future. Soon, they will also share a burden none of them expected, but for now, the five sit quietly with their hopes, as the billboards fly past and shout: Welcome to Lagos.

The Spider King's Daughter

The Spider King's Daughter

Author: Chibundu Onuzo Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2012

Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Commonwealth Book Prize Longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize The Spider King's Daughter is a modern-day Romeo and Juliet set against the backdrop of a changing Lagos, a city torn between tradition and modernity, corruption and truth, love and family loyalty. Seventeen-year-old Abike Johnson is the favourite child of her wealthy father. She lives in a She lives in a sprawling mansion in Lagos, protected by armed guards and ferried everywhere in a huge black jeep. But being her father's favourite comes with uncomfortable duties, and she is often lonely behind the high walls of her house. A world away from Abike's mansion, in the city's slums, lives a seventeen-year-old hawker struggling to make sense of the world. His family lost everything after his father's death and now he runs after cars on the roadside selling ice cream to support his mother and sister. When Abike buys ice cream from the hawker one day, they strike up an unlikely and tentative romance, defying the prejudices of Nigerian society. But as they grow closer, revelations from the past threaten their relationship and both Abike and the hawker must decide where their loyalties lie.

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