I Do Not Come to You by Chance (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, May 2009)

Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book (Africa) 2010

Betty Trask Award for Best First Book 2010

Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa 2010 finalist

Washington Post Best Books of 2009

The teen rescuing street children in Nigeria (BBC, January 2018)

Africans outraged about slavery in Libya should examine the abuses in their own homes (Washington Post, January 2018)

The Nigerian who composed hymns from a leprosy colony (BBC, November 2017)

Chibok diaries: Chronicling a Boko Haram kidnapping (BBC, October 2017)

When Women Rule: Nigerian lawmaker fears violence is scaring women away from politics (Reuters Foundation, October 2017)

Nigeria's praised but unpaid Ebola heroes (BBC, September 2017)

Nigeria's Chibok girls say kidnap by Boko Haram was accidental (Reuters Foundation, August 2017)

In battle of beliefs, Nigeria targets Boko Haram's top brass (Reuters Foundation, June 2017)

Freed Boko Haram 'wives' return to captors (BBC, June 2017)

Trafficked, beaten, abused: life of a Nigerian house girl (Reuters Foundation, June 2017) 

Why piles of cash keep turning up in Nigeria (BBC, April 2017)

Is Nigeria being punished by God? (BBC, April 2017)

Prisoners of Boko Haram, Then Prisoners of Fame (New York Times, March 2017)

Nigeria's talks with Boko Haram over Chibok girls could lead to peace - mediator (Reuters Foundation, March 2017)

Power, sex and slaves: Nigeria battles beliefs of Boko Haram brides (Reuters Foundation, February 2017)

Nigeria's art of flowery language (BBC, February 2017)

'He is my only child' - mother of Boko Haram militant struggles without her son (Reuters Foundation, January 2017)

Africa in 2016: From long kisses to noise bans (BBC, December 2016)

Nigerian novelist: How I was banned from speaking Igbo (BBC, November 2016)

Escaped Chibok girls overcome doubts and jealousy to attend university (Reuters Foundation, November 2016)

Cycle of exploitation turns Nigerian sex slaves in Italy into traffickers​ (Reuters Foundation, November 2016)

Freed Chibok girls spared from abuse and rape by Nigeria's Boko Haram (Reuters Foundation, November 2016)

How to protect the Chibok girls from reliving their horror (BBC, October 2016)

I went to Nigeria to meet the man who scammed me (BBC, October 2016)

Female Boko Haram victims in Nigerian camps forced to sell sex as food runs out (Reuters Foundation, September 2016)

Return to school helps former Boko Haram bride move on from militant husband (Reuters Foundation, September 2016)

Were South African school hair rules racist? (BBC, September 2016) 

Custody battle after Boko Haram child kidnap (BBC, August 2016)

EXCLUSIVE - 'I just want to go home', says first Chibok schoolgirl rescued from Boko Haram (Reuters Foundation, August 2016)

Meet Nigeria's curious Cupid - matchmaking for HIV patients looking for love (Reuters Foundation, August 2016)

How to resign gracefully - and other Brexit lessons for Africa (BBC, July 2016)

Sky-high bills leave Nigerian mothers and newborns trapped in hospitals (Reuters Foundation, July 2016)

"Bad blood" fears fuel abuse of children born of Boko Haram rape (Reuters Foundation, June 2016)

Nigeria's war of the religious robes (BBC, June 2016)

Buhari’s first year: Five ways Nigeria has changed (BBC, May 2016)

Why Nigeria's Women Out-Kick the Men (BBC, April 2016)

What's Worse than a Girl Being Kidnapped? (New York Times, April 2016)

Girl held by Boko Haram: 'I'd have shot at rescuers' (CNN, April 2016)

Daughter of assassinated Nigeria leader battles denial over Chibok girls​ (Reuters Foundation, April 2016)

Parents of Nigeria's missing Chibok girls cling to hope of finding their daughters (Reuters Foundation, April 2016)

Nigeria Community Divided Over Boko Haram (BBC, March 2016)

Nigeria's Budget Fiasco (BBC, February 2016)

"Feed and Read" offers alternative to Boko Haram for Nigerian boys (Reuters Foundation, February 2016)

Rescued from Boko Haram, one girl hankers for life with militant husband (Reuters Foundation, February 2016)

Why Rat Poison is Big Business in Nigeria (BBC, January 2016)

Illegal Migrant Makes Good as Plumber in Nigeria (BBC, December 2015)

Cutting Nigeria's 'Big Men' Down to Size (BBC, December 2015)

Nigeria's Disappearing Storytellers (BBC, October, 2015)

Can President Buhari stop Nigerians being unruly? (BBC, October 2015)

The Secret of Nigerian Book Sales (The New Yorker, October 2015)

I remember the day... I confronted Boko Haram (Al Jazeera, September 2015)

A day in the life of a... house girl (Al Jazeera, September 2015)

Nigeria's Home Help Dilemmas (BBC, September, 2015)

How Nigerian politics rivals Nollywood for drama (BBC, August 2015)

Is Buhari a Changed Man? (BBC, July 2015)

Why are Nigerians terrified of same-sex marriage in America? (CNN, July 2015)

Why Visa Rejections do not Halt Nigerian Migrants (BBC, June 2015)

Xenophobic Violence: South Africa's Identity Crisis (BBC, May 2015) 

Enduring a Nigerian Election (BBC World Service, The Fifth Floor, March 2015)

Care ragazze Nigeriane rapite, perché nessuno parla più di voi? (Corriere Della Sera, March 2015)


The Karma of Boko Haram (New York Times, February 2015)
Who Will Choose Nigeria's Next President? (The New Yorker, February 2015)

Black Beauty (BBC, January, 2015)

Paris and Nigeria: A Tale of Two Hashtags (CNN, January 2015)

The Culture of Sharing the Cake (BBC, December, 2014)

African Books for Western Eyes (New York Times, November 2014)

The Power of Religion (BBC, November 2014)

The Media's Dangerous Games(Premium Times, October 2014)

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani sendet ferne Welten (Die Welt, September, 2014)

Nigeria's Internet Warriors (BBC, September 2014)

Acting up Over Chibok's Girls (BBC, August 2014)

Does Nigeria have an Image Problem? (BBC, June 2014)

Nigeria Pride and Foreign Assistance (BBC, May 2014)

Media turns Boko Haram into 'Superstar Monsters' (CNN, May 2014)

Nigeria's Grief Over the Abducted School Girls is Uniting Our Country (Guardian, April 2014) 

Doing Business in Nigeria (BBC, April 2014)

In Nigeria, Terrorism Moves South (New York Times, April 2014)

The Power of a Name (BBC, February 2014)

In Fear of Child-Snatchers (BBC, December 2013)

How Unity Lost Its TV (Cicada, November/December 2013)

Life with Boko Haram (New York Times, October 2013)

One Woman’s Mission to Save Nigeria’s Palms (BBC, October 2013)

Igbo Burials: How Nigeria will Bid farewell to Achebe (BBC, May 2013)In Nigeria, You're Either Somebody or Nobody (New York Times, February 2013)

Reform, in the Name of the Father (New York Times, June 2012)

Lagos Plane Crash Shakes Nigerians' Faith in Safe Travel (BBC, June 2012)

My Degree is Better than Yours  (Premium Times, October 2012)

James Ibori and the Somebodys and Nobodys of Nigeria (Guardian, April 2012)In Africa, the Laureate’s Curse  (New York Times, December 2010)

Nigerian Tribalism: A Personal Love Story (Guardian, September 2010)

Reforming Nigeria’s ‘419’ email scammers (CNN, October 2010) 

Nigeria’s Anger at the BBC Welcome to Lagos Film (Guardian, May 2010)

The Woman Champion (Sunday Express, May 2010)

Where Bad News is No News   (New York Times, March 2010)