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Umar Turaki is the author of the literary speculative novel Such a Beautiful Thing to Behold (Little A, 2022), which was named a best book of the year by the Boston Globe, Brittle Paper, and Open Country Magazine. His writing has been nominated for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and the Short Story Day Africa Prize. His short films have screened at festivals around the world, notably, the New York African Film Festival, the Pan African Film Festival, the Durban International Film Festival, the Zanzibar International Film Festival, and the Africa International Film Festival. His second novel, Every Drop of Blood Is Red, is forthcoming from Little A in November, 2024.

Photo credit: Nyam Abok

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