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E. C. Osondu

E. C. Osondu was born in Nigeria, where he worked for many years as an advertising copywriter. He won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2009. He is the author of the book of short stories Voice of America and the novel This House Is Not For Sale. His short stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Guernica, AGNI, and many other magazines. With William Pierce, he coedited The AGNI Portfolio of African Fiction. His AGNI story “A Letter from Home” was named one of the Top Ten Online Stories of 2006 by storySouth, and his AGNI story “Jimmy Carter’s Eyes” was a finalist for the Caine Prize. He is interviewed in this World Books podcast for Public Radio International’s The World. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, where he was a Syracuse University Fellow. He is associate professor of English at Providence College in Rhode Island and a contributing editor of AGNI. (updated 3/2017)

Read a conversation between Osondu and Pierce at Critical Flame.

AGNI has published the following work by E. C. Osondu:

Boarding School
Introduction to The AGNI Portfolio of African Fiction (with William Pierce)
Jimmy Carter’s Eyes
A Letter from Home

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