Author of the Week – Yemisi Aribisala

Yemisi Aribisala

Read our review of Yemisi’s book, Longthroat Memoirs here.

Yemisi Aribisala (also known as Yemisi Ogbe) grew up in Lagos, though she spent many holidays in Ibadan, Nigeria. She has a degree in Law from the University of Wolverhampton, England and a Master’s degree from the University of Wales, Cardiff.[1]

Yemisi was the founding editor of Farafina Magazine.[2] She was a food columnist for the now defunct 234Next Magazine as well as a regular contributor to Chimurenga Chronicle.[3]

Yemisi loves trains, dark chocolate, food-shopping, trees, tea, long walks and soft white food – cheese, home-made fufu, full fat yogurt.[4]

Longthroat Memoirs: Soups Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds is her first published book.

Longthroat Memoirs

Yemisi is on Twitter @yemisiAA


[1] “My repression is as legitimate as your freedom” A Conversation With Yemisi Aribisala African Writer; Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds, page 342 (e-copy on Okadabooks)

[2] On Not Fitting In: An Interview with Yemisi Aribisala. Enkare Review

[3] Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s Seven Bold and New International Voices. Vela Magazine

[4] An interview with Yemisi Aribisala author of ‘Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds’ The Tiger Tales


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