Lesley Nneka Arimah

Honoree, 2017 5 Under 35

Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up in Nigeria and wherever else her father was stationed for work. She has been a finalist for a National Magazine Award and the Caine Prize, and is a winner of the African Commonwealth Short Story Prize and an O. Henry Award, among other honors. She lives in Minneapolis.
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What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories

What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, by Lesley Nneka Arimah, book jacket
ISBN 9780735211025 Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. More about this book >

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Lesley Nneka Arimah

Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up in Nigeria and wherever else her father was stationed for work. She has been a finalist for a National Magazine Award and the Caine Prize, and is a winner of the African Commonwealth Short Story Prize and an O. Henry Award, among other honors. She lives in Minneapolis.

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