Nigeria's Chigozie Obioma is the first author in Booker Prize history to be nominated for their first and second book.
The second, 'An Orchestra of Minorities' demonstrates an act of masterful storytelling in that it stands out for its unique narrative style, its strong imagery as well as heavy themes of racism, migration, colonisation and class.
Chigozie Obioma is assistant professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2015, he was named one of "100 Global Thinkers" by Foreign Policy magazine.
He is appearing in Wellington at two events at the New Zealand Festival of the Arts.