A. Igoni Barrett


Born
in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
March 26, 1979

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Igoni Barrett was a winner of the BBC World Service short story competition for 2005. His first book, a collection of short stories entitled From Caves of Rotten Teeth, was first published in 2005 and reissued in 2008.

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“No one asks to be born, to be black or white or any color in between and yet the identity a person is born into becomes the hardest to explain to the world”
A. Igoni Barrett, Blackass

“Womanhood comes with its peculiar burdens, among them the constant reminder of a subordinate status whose dominant symptom was uninvited sexual attention from men”
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“One of the reasons I will never leave Nigeria is because, in this country, anything can happen.”
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