Tope Folarin, 1981 in Ogden, Utah, is a writer. In 2013 he was awarded the Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story "Miracle". In 2016 he was nominated again. Folarin studied African Studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta and at Oxford University. His first novel, "A Particular Kind of Black Man" (Simon & Schuster) was published in 2019. Folarin currently lives in Washington, D. C.
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