Ukamaka Olisakwe

Ukamaka Olisakwe

UKAMAKA OLISAKWE

Writer

Ukamaka Olisakwe was born in Kano, Nigeria, and now lives in Vermillion, SD. A UNESCO-World Book Capital “Africa 39” honoree and a University of Iowa’s International Writing Program Fellow, she is a winner of the VCFA Emerging Writer Scholarship and the SprinNg Women Authors Prize, a finalist for the Miles Morland Scholarship and the Brittle Paper Award for Creative Nonfiction, and runner-up for the Gerald Kraak Prize, among other honors. She is the founder of Isele Magazine and The Body Conversation.