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Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

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Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s debut novel, The Son of the House, was shortlisted for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize and is the winner of the Best International Fiction Prize at the 2019 Sharjah International Book Festival, the 2021 SprinNG Women Author’s Prize, and the 2021 Nigeria Prize for Literature. Outside of writing, she is a lawyer and an academic who specializes in health law and gender law. She has done extensive work in advocating against and supporting legal reform and implementation on violence against women and children and is currently advocating for the decriminalization of attempted suicide in Nigeria. Cheluchi divides her time between Lagos and Halifax. 


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