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Chinelo Okparanta

USA/Nigeria

About

Chinelo Okparanta was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and moved with her family to the US at the age of ten.

She received her BSc from Pennsylvania State University, her MA from Rutgers University and her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her stories have been featured in The New Yorker and Granta. In 2013 she was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing.