Helen Oyeyemi


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Helen Oyeyemi

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Helen Oyeyemi is a British novelist. She graduated from Cambridge University in 2006, has written a total of seven books (lucky seven!) and lives in Prague with an ever-increasing number of teapots.


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Average rating: 3.40 · 19,032 ratings · 3,370 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Boy, Snow, Bird
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 10,974 ratings — published 2014 — 14 editions
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Mr. Fox
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 3,628 ratings — published 2011 — 20 editions
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The Icarus Girl
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 1,986 ratings — published 2005 — 27 editions
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White is for Witching
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 1,877 ratings — published 2009 — 18 editions
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The Opposite House: A Novel
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 344 ratings — published 2007 — 14 editions
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Juniper's Whitening: AND Vi...
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2005
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Upfronts: Boy Snow Bird
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2013
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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
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“Solitary people, these book lovers. I think it's swell that there are people you don't have to worry about when you don't see them for a long time, you don't have to wonder what they do, how they're getting along with themselves. You just know that they're all right, and probably doing something they like.”
Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

“Please tell me a story about a girl who gets away."

I would, even if I had to adapt one, even if I had to make one up just for her. "Gets away from what, though?"

"From her fairy godmother. From the happy ending that isn't really happy at all. Please have her get out and run off of the page altogether, to somewhere secret where words like 'happy' and 'good' will never find her."

"You don't want her to be happy and good?"

"I'm not sure what's really meant by happy and good. I would like her to be free. Now. Please begin.”
Helen Oyeyemi, White is for Witching

“I wish there was someone I could have written to after that, someone I could have written to explain how awful it was to have someone touch you, then look at you properly and change his mind.”
Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

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