Angelou, Toni Morrison, Chimamanda, Gambia, Commonwealth

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Dayo was born in Gambia and now lives in Kenya. She has published a short story in Kwani?, Kenya’s literary magazine, and was one of twelve African writers selected as a participant for the 2006 Caine Prize Writer’s Workshop.

Dayo’s first novel Reading The Ceiling was published by Simon & Schuster (UK) in May 2007, and was widely praised by the British literary press. It was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writer’s Prize in 2007.

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Reading The Ceiling

‘a warmly informed portrait of modern African womanhood.’ Observer

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