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Nigeria in 2015 > Helen Oyeyemi | August Featured Author

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message 1: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (last edited Jan 31, 2015 12:12PM) (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
Helen Oyeyemi is one of the stand-out authors from the Nigerian diaspora. She was born in Nigeria, but moved to London at age 4.

Goodreads Author Page:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Meet the Author (the Guardian):
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014...

By the Book:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/boo...


message 2: by Beverly (new)

Beverly | 543 comments I believe in the saying - "Every book is not for every body but every book is for someone".

Though I am a reader of speculative fiction, Oyeyemi's writing style does just does not seem to appeal to me. This does not mean that I do not respect her talents just that her books and I do not seem to mesh.

I have actually read three of her books.
I still have an open mind that one of her books will appeal to me.


message 3: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
Interesting, Beverly. I have Icarus Girl but have not read it. I have enjoyed reading about her/interviews with her, but not having read any of her work, I have no idea if I like her writing. Now I'm really curious. That's great that you keep giving her writing a chance!


message 4: by JenniferD (new)

JenniferD (jooniperd) i have two of oyeyemi's books, Mr. Fox and Boy, Snow, Bird - but i have not read her yet. she seems to divide readers, so i am quite curious as to how i will fare with her writing.


message 5: by Zanna (new)

Zanna (zannastar) | 191 comments I'm new to Oyeyemi, but I have a yet-to-be read copy of Mr Fox stored at my parents' house. I'll pick it up and bring it to London next weekend when I visit them = )


message 6: by Zanna (new)

Zanna (zannastar) | 191 comments I loved Mr Fox, I'm adding all Oyeyemi's books to tbr. Will post my review when I get round to posting it. Thanks for featuring her and spurring me to read!


message 7: by Zanna (new)

Zanna (zannastar) | 191 comments Here's my review. I started off rating it 2 stars, and finally ended up with 5!
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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