Irenosen reads from her story ‘Mangata’ and we discuss messy characters, black female desire, the importance of writing sex, and waking up very early to write.
‘They are experimental modern day fables, about characters often at the cusp of some sort of change or transition, and transformation is something that I’m really interested in.’Irenosen on the stories in Nudibranch
Irenosen Okojie MBE is a Nigerian British short story and novel writer working in London. Her first novel, Butterfly Fish won a Betty Trask Award in 2016, and her story Grace Jones won the 2020 Caine Prize for African Writing. She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018. Her newest collection, Nudibranch was published by Dialogue Books in 2019 and was longlisted for the 2020 Jhalak Prize.
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