The excited writer shared the news herself, taking to Twitter to write: “Your girl is going to be an international writing programme resident in IOWA in the spring next year. Still pinching myself.”
The American mission in Nigeria also shared a celebratory message to her, writing on Twitter:
“Award-winning poet & writer Wana Udobang has been chosen to join the 54th International Writing Program Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the U.S. State Dept. In February, she will join 29 other distinguished writers from across the globe. Congrats!”
Wana will join 29 other writers from around the world at the University of Iowa where they will give readings and share their work with other writers at the University of Iowa.
Other writers who have attended this residency include Cyprian Ekwensi, Ola Rotimi, Lola Shoneyin and Amara Nicole Okolo.