One of the leading Northern women writers. SEFI ATTA
Sefi Atta was born of Ebira Muslim father, Abdul Aziz Atta who was secretary to the federal Government and head of Service and a Yoruba Christian mother, Iyabo Atta.
She holds a masters degree in fine Arts and creative writing. She attended Queens College Lagos, Millfield school, England and graduated from Birmingham University as a chartered accountant in 1985.
She is the author of several books, short stories stage plays radio plays and screen plays and has won awards in each category.
She won the Wole Soyinka Prize for literature in Africa, Macmillan writers’ prize for Africa and BBC African performance in the 2nd position among others.
She lives in Mississippi with her husband, Gboyega, a medical doctor, the son of Olikoye Ransome kuti with her daughter.