Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani (* 1976 in Enugu , Nigeria ) is a Nigerian writer . Her novel, I Do Not Come to You by Chance , won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best African debut novel .


Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani was born in Enugu in the state of the same name as the daughter of Chukwuma Hope Naubani and Patricia Uberife Nwaubani, but moved with her parents to Umuahia , Abia state , where she spent her early childhood. From the age of ten she attended the Federal Government Girls College in Owerri , Imo state . She then studied psychology at the University of Ibadan .

She is the editor of the Nigerian newspaper Next and lives in Lagos .


  • I Do Not Come to You by Chance. Hyperion, 2009, ISBN 1-401323111 .
    • German as The Sea Blue Shoes of my Uncle Cash Daddy. Translated from the English by Karin Nölle. dtv, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-423-24861-7 .


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Individual evidence

  1. Chance Happenings
  2. VICTOR NZE: Next Editor wins C'Wealth literary prize. In: Champion Newspaper, Nigeria. March 13, 2010, archived from the original on March 16, 2010 ; accessed on January 7, 2014 (English).