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Elnathan John


Elnathan John was born in Kanuda, North-West Nigeria, in 1982. He took a law degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He wrote a short story, Bayan Layi, which was short-listed for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013 and another story, Flying, which was short-listed in 2015. His first novel was published in 2015. He writes a satirical column in the Sunday Trust and a satirical blog.

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Elnathan John

‘I hope we are screening Americans before they come to Africa’: Nigerian writer trolls ‘measles-ravaged US’ on Twitter in pointed response to scaremongering over Ebola
On Writing Islamic Identity And Being Labeled A Political Writer A Conversation Between Leila Aboulela And Elnathan John
An interview with novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about a dispute she had with John


2015 Born on a Tuesday
2019 Be(com)ing Nigerian
2020 On Ajayi Crowther Street