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Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Sarah Ladipo Manyika, herself the progeny of a mixed race relationship, was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France and England. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, and teaches literature at San Francisco State University. Sarah sits on the boards of Hedgebrook and San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora. She was the Chair of Judges for the Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2015, the first ever pan-African prize celebrating first-time African writers of published fiction books. Her novel Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun was shortlisted for The Goldsmiths Prize 2016 and the California Book Award 2018.