Department of Political Science


Chibundu Onuzo: The Spider King’s Daughter

30 October 2012

Imachibundu Onuzo

One of our students, Imachibundu Oluwadara Onuzo short listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize for her novel The Spider King's Daughter.

Imachibundu  grew up in Lagos, Nigeria as the youngest of four children to doctor parents. After receiving a first in History from King’s College, London in July 2012, she is currently doing an MSc in Public Policy at UCL.

This is a prize for writers writing in English who are under 30. It has also been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for debut novelists. Her work has been highlighted in The Telegraph, which described the book as “a modern-day Romeo and Juliet set against the backdrop of a changing Lagos”.