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Irenosen Okojie


Irenosen Okojie was born in Nigeria but came to the UK when she was eight. She attended various British schools before studying Communications and Visual Culture at London Metropolitan University. She is currently a freelance Arts Project Manager and Coordinator and the Writer in Residence for TEDxEastEnd. She has written articles, poems and stories and her first novel was published in 2015. She has also been a champion for black British writers.

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Irenosen Okojie
Crying Tears of Laughter: Irenosen Okojie and Yvette Edwards
New-style Booker tells the same old story: male, pale and boring (article by Okojie)
Black British writers: we’re more than just Zadie Smith and Monica Ali (article by Okojie)
Publishing and the diversity elephant in the room (article by Okojie)


2015 Butterfly Fish (novel)
2016 Speak Gigantular (stories)
2019 Nudibranch (novel)
2020 Curandera (novel)