Biography Of Adaora Lily Ulasi

Adaora Lily Ulasi  was a Nigerian journalist and novelist. As a journalist she has worked for the BBC and Voice of America. As a novelist she may have been the first Nigerian to write detective fiction in English, “adapting the genre of the crime thriller to a Igbo or Yoruba context”.

NAME: Adaora Lily Ulasi


PLACE OF BIRTH: Aba, Eastern Nigeria,

OCCUPATION: Journalist and Novelist

EDUCATION:  Pepperdine University And University of Southern California,


Many Thing You No Understand – London: Michael Joseph, 1970; Fontana, 1973
Many Thing Begin For Change – London: Michael Joseph, 1971; Fontana, 1975
The Night Harry Died – Lagos: Research Institute Nigeria, 1974
Who Is Jonah? – Ibadan: Onibonoje Press, 1978
The Man From Sagamu – London: Collins/Fontana, 1978; New York: Collier Macmillan, 1978


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