Samuel Okoli

Samuel Okoli, a Nigerian-American writer, graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a dual degree in creative writing and psychology. He spends much of his free time writing poems, short stories, and a developing book manuscript, all while working as an application developer. He currently resides in Aurora, Illinois.

Samuel Okoli


on Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Like Yaa Gyasi’s previous novel, Homegoing (2016), and in the spirit of many other works by West African writers, her latest book, Transcendent Kingdom, straddles two worlds. This story about how a young woman resolves the tension between her African and American heritage uses a collage of memories set in Ghana and the United States […]

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