Author of the Week — Yewande Omotoso

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Read our review of Yewande’s book, The Woman Next Door here.

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:

Bom Boy

Bom Boy

The Woman Next Door

The Woman Next Door

 

Yewande is on Twitter @yomotoso, Facebook Yewande Omotoso and has a blog.

Picture of Yewande, credit: Charlotte’s Web.

 

 

[i] A Q&A with Yewande Omotoso. Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018.

[ii] ‘In my Storytelling, I Privilege the Micro’ An Interview with Yewande Omotoso. Short Story Day Africa.

[iii] Your Favourite Writers are Mentoring! Writivism; Author Interview | Yewande Omotoso. Bookish.

[iv] Author Interview | Yewande Omotoso. Bookish.

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