12:57 am - Wednesday September 26, 2018

Okonjo Iweala’s son, UZODINMA captures ‘America’s literary with ‘Beast of No Nation’ novel…Book depicts a child soldier in an unnamed African country *Novel received critical acclaim on Time Magazine, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Times and Rolling Stone *Attended St. Albans School in Washington D.C., graduated at Harvard University earned an A.B., magna cum laude in English, American Literature and Language *Author, Sociologist, Physician won Hoopes Prize and Dorothy Hicks Lee Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis; Eager Prize for Best Undergraduate Short Story *Received Horman Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing *He’s a graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons class of 2011, Currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University *Honored with the New York Public Library’s 2006 Young Lions Fiction Award. Named in 2007 as one of Granta magazine’s 20 best young American novelists BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

Okonjo Iweala’s son, UZODINMA captures ‘America’s literary with ‘Beast of No Nation’ novel…Book depicts a child soldier in an unnamed African country

*Novel received critical acclaim on Time Magazine, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Times and Rolling Stone

*Attended St. Albans School in Washington D.C., graduated at Harvard University earned an A.B., magna cum laude in English, American Literature and Language

*Author, Sociologist, Physician won Hoopes Prize and Dorothy Hicks Lee Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis; Eager Prize for Best Undergraduate Short Story

*Received Horman Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing

*He’s a graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons class of 2011, Currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

*Honored with the New York Public Library’s 2006 Young Lions Fiction Award. Named in 2007 as one of Granta magazine’s 20 best young American novelists

 

BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

HE IS A GENIUS, AN AUTHOR, SOCIOLOGIST, PHYSICIAN, son to Nigeria’s former Minister of Economic Affairs, Dr Okonjo Iweala, presently on board of Twitter as a director. UZODINMA IWEALA neatly prepared his novel titled ‘Beast of No Nation’, a book which captures the attention and quick review of the global audience.

The novel, a formation of his thesis work at Harvard attended St. Albans School in Washington D.C. and studied at Harvard College in Harvard University where he earned an A.B., magna cum laude, in English and American Literature and Language in 2004. While at Harvard, Iweala earned the Hoopes Prize and Dorothy Hicks Lee Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis, 2004; Eager Prize for Best Undergraduate Short Story, 2003; and the Horman Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing, 2003. He is a graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons class of 2011.

Iweala born November 5, 1982 is a cerebral academic who hails from Nigeria. His debut novel, Beasts of No Nation, is a formation of his thesis work at Harvard. This son of former Managing Director, World bank won Eager Prize for Best Undergraduate Short Story, 2003; and the Horman Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing, 2003.

He won the New York Public Library’s 2006 Young Lions Fiction Award. In 2007, he was named as one of Granta magazine’s 20 best young American novelists.

 

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