Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellow and 2021 Whiting Award Winner Tope Folarin

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Kimbilio Fellow Tope Folarin has been selected as a winner of a 2021 Whiting Award

Tope Folarin is a Nigerian-American writer based in Washington, DC. He won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013 and was shortlisted once again in 2016. He was also named to the 2019 Africa39 list of the most promising African writers under 40. He was educated at Morehouse College and the University of Oxford, where he earned two Master’s degrees as a Rhodes Scholar. A Particular Kind of Black Man is his first book. Read more about Tope and the Award at the link below.