Ngozi Fulani is a renowned Nigerian writer, known for her powerful and thought-provoking works. Her writing style is unique, and her stories focus on the experiences of African women.

Early Life and Education

Ngozi Fulani was born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1975. She grew up in a large family with seven siblings. Her parents encouraged their children to read widely, which sparked Ngozi's love for literature at an early age.

She attended the University of Ibadan, where she studied English Language and Literature. After completing her degree, she worked briefly as a teacher before pursuing her passion for writing full-time.

Writing Career

Ngozi has published several short stories and essays in literary magazines both locally and internationally. In 2008, she published her first novel titled "The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives", which garnered critical acclaim and established her as one of Nigeria's most promising writers.

Her other notable works include "A Woman Like Me", "Hunger", "The Girl Who Lived Next Door", among others.

Ngozi's writing explores themes such as gender roles, politics, sexuality, traditional marriages practices that have been subverted by time or social change.

Furthermore, by focusing on the experiences of African women in many of these books mentioned above , Ngozi manages to showcase situations that call out strongly in societal issues that are often overlooked or not given adequate attention from male authors.


In recognition of her contributions to literature in Africa over the years,Ngozi Fulani has received several awards including:

  1. The Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Africa Region) for Best First Book Award (2009)
  2. The Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist (2011)
  3. Finalist- International Dublin Literary Award (2012)


As an acclaimed author of insightful work contributing to African literature, Ngozi Fulani is celebrated as one who has made significant contributions to the creative arts in Africa. Her work represents a fusion of literary creativity and an uncovering of issues that need attention.

In particular, her writing about women gives voice to experiences less often explored by other writers providing readers with an important window into understanding the underrepresented female experience.