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’Pemi Aguda

India Downes-Le Guin

’Pemi Aguda is from Lagos, Nigeria. W.W. Norton will publish her debut short story collection, Ghostroots, in early 2024 and her debut novel, The Suicide Mothers, in 2025. She was a 2022 MacDowell fellow, and is a graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Zoetrope, Granta, ZYZZYVA, Tor.com, American Short Fiction, and One Story.