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Umar Turaki is a writer from Jos, Nigeria. His writing has been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Scholarship, longlisted for the Short Story Day Africa Prize, and has won the AFREADA Photo-Story Competition. Such a Beautiful Thing to Behold (Little A/world; Farafina/Nigeria) is his first novel.

He lives in Kelowna, British Columbia with his wife and daughter, where he is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus).

Photo credit: Nyam Abok

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