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Chika Unigwe

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First broadcast:
Tuesday 20 November 2012

Chika Unigwe was born in 1974 in Nigeria and has spent much of the last 15 years living and writing in Belgium. Her novels have been published in English and Dutch, On Black Sisters Street (Jonathan Cape UK) won the 2012 Nigeria Prize for Literature. Growing up in a conservative family in Nigeria meant that her exposure to pop as a teenager was limited, but today she is proud of the contemporary music being exported by her home country.


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