Chibundu Onuzo grew up in Lagos, the youngest of four children to doctor parents; she moved to the UK four years ago and is in her first year at King’s College London studying History.
Chibundu’s first novel is THE SPIDER KING’S DAUGHTER; the tale of an unlikely friendship between a male street hawker and a daughter of the corrupt elite that struggles to establish itself amidst the prejudices of Nigerian society. It is at once a darkly humorous coming of age tale and the story of a country torn between its past, its future, and the choices it faces. Faber will publish in March 2012. Chibundu’s second novel, WELCOME TO LAGOS, was published by Faber in 2017 and follows two soldiers during the Niger Delta conflict.
In June 2018 Chibundu was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, as part of its “40 Under 40” initiative.