S. A. Afolabi

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Segun Afolabi is a Nigerian novelist and short story writer, born in Kaduna, Nigeria, in 1966.


Segun Afolabi is the son of a career diplomat and spent his childhood moving from country to country, in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. This experience has been remarked upon by many critics as an obvious influence on his writing.[1] He won the 2005 Caine Prize for the story "Monday Morning", first published in Wasafiri, issue 41, spring 2004. His first novel, Goodbye Lucille, was published in April 2007[2] and won the Authors' Club First Novel Award.


  1. ^ Mike Phillips, "Seeking refuge", The Guardian, 20 May 2006.
  2. ^ Caine Prize website