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Amara Okolo

Amara Okolo is the author of Black Sparkle Romance, Son of Man and Daughters of Salt. She is an Honorary Fellow of the International Writing Programme (IWP 2018) from the University of Iowa, and City of Asylum Residency, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Her writing has appeared on Catapult, Panorama Journal of Intelligent Travel, Commonwealth Writers, Hunger Mountain Magazine, and WeTransfer. Reference to her work have been made on The Guardian, Aljazeera, Radio France International. She is the 2019 Emerging Writer Scholar at the MFA programme in Writing and Publishing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

She currently lives in Vermont, where she is working on her first and second novels.

“I remember the first time I went to the battlefield. I could smell everything. From the antiseptic”