Yewande Omotoso was born in Barbados but grew up in Ile Ife in present day Osun State, Nigeria.[i] She studied architecture in South Africa. She has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town.[ii]
She currently lives in Johannesburg where she writes full time having quit her corporate job in Cape Town to move to Johannesburg to write.[iii]
Yewande was encouraged to write as a child. Her father is a writer and taught at the University in Ile Ife. As they lived on campus, she was surrounded by his colleagues-renowned Nigerian writers, poets and playwrights. So, writing has always been a part of her life.[iv]
She has two published books:
The Woman Next Door
Read our review of The Woman Next Door here.
Picture of Yewande, credit: Charlotte’s Web.
[ii] ‘In my Storytelling, I Privilege the Micro’ An Interview with Yewande Omotoso. Short Story Day Africa.
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