Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi
Photo by Saneesh Sukumaran

Helen Oyeyemi was born in Nigeria in 1984 and moved to London when she was four. She completed her first novel, The Icarus Girl just before her nineteenth birthday, while studying for her A levels. She has written two plays, Juniper's Whitening and Victimese. Mr. Fox is her fourth novel.

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