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Frances Ogamba received a 2022 CLA fellowship from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her writing has won the 2022 Diana Woods Award in Creative Nonfiction, the 2020 Kalahari Short Story Competition and the 2019 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction. She is a finalist for the 2019 Writivism Short Story Prize and 2019 Brittle Paper Awards for short fiction. She is a 2022 Pushcart Prize Nominee and an alumna of the Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Workshop taught by Chimamanda Adichie.