Our #MCM for the week is no other person but Uzodinma Iweala, son of former Nigeria’s finance minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is an author and physician.
He broke the literary scene with his debut novel, “Beasts of No Nation” 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 into an award-winning film in 2015, was mentioned by Time Magazine, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Times, and Rolling Stone.
In 2006, he won the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. In 2007, he was named as one of Granta Magazine’s 20 best young American novelists.
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