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Yewande Omotoso

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YEWANDE OMOTOSO was born in Barbados and grew up in Nigeria, moving to South Africa with her family in 1992. Trained as an Architect she is the author of Bom Boy (Modjaji Books, 2011) which won the South African Literary Award for First-Time Published Author and was shortlisted for the South African Sunday Times Fiction Prize. In 2013 she was a finalist in the the inaugural, pan-African Etisalat Fiction Prize. Her second novel The Woman Next Door (Chatto and Windus, 2016) was longlisted for the Bailey's Women Prize and shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award. An Unusual Grief (Cassava Republic, 2022) is Omotoso's third novel. Omotoso works as a Storytelling Advisor with Greenpeace International and lives in Johannesburg. ...more

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The Woman Next Door

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“Hating, after all, was a drier form of drowning.”
Yewande Omotoso, The Woman Next Door

“The pieces of a life, even when put together, assembled, never amount to the life itself.”
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“I've never understood this fallacy of human nature that just by looking we can know anything at all.”
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