“One of the most original, imaginative and gifted fiction writers in Africa, and arguably the best of her generation.” The Noma Award 2009

“Again and again Atta’s writings tugs at the heart, at the conscience. At the same time, reflecting the resilience of the Lagosians whose lives she explores, humour is almost constant, effervescent, most often satirical slant.” Sunday Independent
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Sefi Atta


Stage Plays

  • 2018 Renovation, the Jos Festival of Theatre
  • 2014 Last Stand, Terra Kulture, Lagos
  • 2012 An Ordinary Legacy, The MUSON Festival, MUSON Centre, Lagos
  • 2012 The Naming Ceremony, New World Nigeria, Theatre Royal Stratford East, London
  • 2011 Hagel auf Zamfara, Theatre Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany
  • 2011 The Cost of Living, The Lagos Heritage Festival, Terra Kulture, Lagos
  • 2005 The Engagement, MUSON Centre, Lagos

Radio Plays

  • 2012 The Wake, Smooth FM, Lagos
  • 2007 A Free Day, BBC Radio
  • 2004 Makinwa's Miracle, BBC African Performance, BBC Radio
  • 2002 The Engagement, BBC African Performance, Radio


  • 2019 Valid, finalist, WeScreenPlay Diverse Voices Lab
  • 2019 Valid, finalist, American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition
  • 2009 Leaving on Your Mind, quarter finalist, American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition.
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