Umari Ayim

Umari Ayim is an award winning writer, lawyer, writer and a poet. Her first book, a novel, Twilight at Terracotta Indigo won the ANA/NDDC Flora Nwapa Prize for Women Writing in 2011. Her second book, a collection of poems titled Inside My Head won the ANA Poetry Prize the following year in 2012. Umari writes regularly on her blog,, visited monthly by thousands of readers who follow her weekly online literary series.

Guardian of the Fall is her second novel.