Chinelo Okparanta | Best of Young American Novelists | Granta

Chinelo Okparanta | Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists

Chinelo Okparanta & Luke Neima

‘As a person in the diaspora sometimes you ask yourself, well who will claim you? And then it really is up to you to claim a place for yourself.’

Chinelo Okparanta

Chinelo Okparanta was born in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. She was one of Granta's New Voices for 2012 and her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Her story 'America' was short-listed for the Caine Prize in African Writing. She is a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award for her debut short story collection, Happiness, Like Water (Granta). Her debut novel will be published by Granta in 2015.

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Luke Neima

Luke Neima is the digital director and online editor of Granta.

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