Sefi Atta is the author of Swallow, News from Home, A Bit of Difference and Sefi Atta: Selected Plays.
Sefi has received several literary awards, including the 2006 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa and the 2009 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. Her radio plays have been broadcast by the BBC and her stage plays have been performed internationally. She divides her time between the USA, UK and Nigeria.
Sefi Atta’s writing features in New Daughters of Africa, an anthology of women writers of African descent, edited by Margaret Busby.
Everything Good Will Come and The Bead Collector were published in August 2019 and are available to buy now.
Interviews and Features
Love Reading: Must Read Novels by Black Writers
A More Perfect Union by Tammye Huf, New Daughters of Africa edited by Margaret Busby and The Bead Collector by Sefi Atta were chosen as ‘Must Read Novels by Black Writers’ by Love Reading.
‘From thought-provoking literary fiction to coming-of-age life-changers that speak to all ages, our ever-growing collection of outstanding novels by black writers presents a richness of reading experiences. ‘
See the list in full HERE.
LoveReading Star Books
The Bead Collector by Sefi Atta was chosen by LoveReading as one of their 2019 Star Books.
‘Witty, profound and illuminating, this will surely see its acclaimed author receive many more accolades. This immersive novel serves up many insights into Lagos life and politics, and Remi is a riveting narrator. I came away feeling enlightened, and entertained by Remi’s wit.’ Joanna Owen for LoveReading.
Have a look at the other titles chosen HERE.
Sefi Atta at the Owl Bookshop
To celebrate the publication of The Bead Collector alongside the UK publication of classic Everything Good Will Come, author Sefi Atta was invited to talk at the wonderful Owl Bookshop in London. Sefi Atta is also a contributor to New Daughters of Africa, the anthology of African women writers edited by Margaret Busby. Photographs by Lisa Lee can be viewed over on our Facebook page.
The Bead Collector in The Bookseller
The Bookseller featured The Bead Collector, a tale of international espionage and family life by Nigerian prize-winning author Sefi Atta in their list of August Season Highlights.
Sefi Atta on BBC Radio: Focus on Africa
Nigerian author and playwright, Sefi Atta was a past winner of BBC African Performance awards with “The Engagement” and “Makinwa’s”. Her latest novel The Bead Collector is set in Lagos in the late 1970s – a period of political turmoil. She tells BBC Focus on Africa of the stories behind the novel, and how her passion for African history and politics colours her writing. Listen HERE.
Sefi Atta in The Bookseller
The Bead Collector by Sefi Atta features in the latest issue of The Bookseller.