Chigozie Obioma (born 1986) is a Nigerian writer. He has been called, in a New York Times book review, "the heir to Chinua Achebe." In 2015, Obioma was named one of "100 Global Thinkers" by Foreign Policy magazine. He is best known for writing the novels The Fishermen (2015) and An Orchestra of Minorities (2019), both of which were shortlisted for the Booker prize in their respective years of publication, one of only two writers to be so honored, the other being Rohinton Mistry. Between the two books, his work is being translated into thirty languages.
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