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Uzodinma Iweala

American writer

1982   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America, Nigeria
language of expression: English, Nigerian Pidgin
educated at: Harvard University, Columbia University, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harvard College
occupation: writer, sociologist, physician
award received: John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction

Uzodinma Iweala (born November 5, 1982) is a Nigerian-American author and medical doctor. His debut novel, Beasts of No Nation, is a formation of his thesis work (in creative writing) at Harvard. It depicts a child soldier in an unnamed African country. The book, published in 2005 and adapted as an award-winning film in 2015, was mentioned by Time Magazine, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Times, and Rolling Stone. He later released a novel titled Speak No Evil, published in 2018, which highlights the life of a gay Nigerian-American boy named Niru.Iweala is the CEO of The Africa Center in Harlem, New York.
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Beasts of No Nation

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