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Obi Simic

Obi Simic

Writer and illustrator Obi Simic was born and raised in a small suburb off the island of Montreal. Her love of the human mind fueled her interest in mental health, ultimately, leading her to an honours psychology degree from the University of Ottawa. Creative writing is Obi’s passion and the unique mixture of her Nigerian, Jamaican and Québécois culture is charmingly explored in her gripping debut novel, Getting Over Yonder. Obi lives in the nation’s capital, where she is currently hard at work on her second novel, And So I Danced.

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