Chris Abani

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Birthday
27, 1966
Birthplace
Nigeria
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
27, 1966 (age 51)
Birthplace
Nigeria

About

A Nigerian-born author, he is best known for his debut novel, Masters of the Board, and for his 1987 novel, Sirocco. His other works include a novel entitled GraceLand and a poetry collection called Dog Woman.

Before Fame

He received his undergraduate degree in Nigeria before studying at Birkbeck College-University of London and at the University of Southern California.

Trivia

His poetry collection, Sanctificum, combines elements of Nigerian language and sacred ritual and makes use of the rhythmical innovations of reggae music.

Family Life

His mother was born in England, and his father was a native Nigerian.

Associated With

He is a literary contemporary of California-born author Anastasia Ashman.