Umar Turaki is a writer and filmmaker based in Jos, Nigeria. Umar’s short films have screened in festivals around the world, including the Durban International Film Festival, the Pan African Film Festival, the Zanzibar International Film Festival, and the Africa International Film Festival. As a writer of fiction, he has been longlisted for the Short Story Day Africa Prize, edited by Chimamanda Adichie, and shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship. His short fiction has appeared in Ake Review, on AFREADA, Five on the Fifth, and in the Short Story Day Africa anthology MIGRATIONS. He was Head Writer and a director on the TV drama series "In Love and Ashes."