Uzodinma IwealaUzodinma Iweala (born November 5, 1982) is a Nigerian-American author and medical doctor. His debut novel, ''Beasts of No Nation'', is a formation of his thesis work (in creative writing) at Harvard. It depicts a child soldier in an unnamed African country. The book, published in 2005 and adapted as an award-winning film in 2015, was mentioned by ''Time Magazine'', ''The New York Times'', ''Entertainment Weekly'', ''The Times'', and ''Rolling Stone.'' In 2012, he released the non-fiction book ''Our Kind of People'', about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria. He later released a novel titled ''Speak No Evil'', published in 2018, which highlights the life of a gay Nigerian-American boy named Niru.
Iweala is currently the CEO of The Africa Center in Harlem, New York. Provided by Wikipedia