Ola Awonubi was born in London to Nigerian parents. She grew up and attended school in Brighton and lived in Nigeria before returning to England in 1992. An avid reader, she enrolled in writing classes and went on obtain an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East London.
Her short stories have first prize in both the National Words of Colour competition and the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2009.
This is her first historical novel.
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