Speak Gigantular by Irenosen Okojie

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Not all of the tales justify their extraordinary subject matter and the high drama of their finales...A few of the stories are more realist.
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A startling debut short story collection from one of Britain's rising literary stars. These stories are captivating, erotic, enigmatic and disturbing. Irenosen Okojie's gift is in her understated humor, her light touch, her razor-sharp assessment of the best and worst of humankind, and her unflinching gaze into the darkest corners of the human experience.

Irenosen Okojie is a Nigerian-British writer who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Southbank Centre, and the Caine Prize and was Writer in Residence for TEDx East End. In 2015 the Evening Standard named her as one of the top debut novelists of the summer with for her novel Butterfly Fish.

 

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Irenosen Okojie is a Nigerian-British writer, curator and Arts Project Manager. Her writing has been featured in the Guardian and the Observer, and her short stories have been published internationally. She has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Southbank Centre, and the Caine Prize and was Writer in Residence for TEDx East End. In 2014, she was the Prize Advocate for the SI Leeds Literary Prize and in 2015 the Evening Standard named her as one of the top debut novelists of the summer with for her novel Butterfly Fish. She is a mentor for the Pen to Print project supported by publisher Constable & Robinson and lives in east London.
 
Published June 2, 2016 by JACARANDA BOOKS. 224 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Erotica, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Bernardine Evaristo on Nov 24 2016

Not all of the tales justify their extraordinary subject matter and the high drama of their finales...A few of the stories are more realist.

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