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OurShelves with special guest Irenosen Okojie

Irenosen Okojie

Irenosen Okojie


Do you have the courage to try again?

In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes chats to Irenosen Okojie, author of Butterfly Fish; Speak Gigantular, Nudibranch and contributor to the short story collection Hag, about the wonder and power of short stories, finding joy in activism and literary legend Toni Morrison.

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On the nightstand – what books are currently on your bedside table?

Shame On Me by Tessa McWatt
Infinite Gradation by Anne Michaels
Pleasure Activism by Adrienne Maree Brown

On your mind – a recent article or podcast that made you think

Magical piece on a Trinidad hummingbird haven by Yvonne Singh

On repeat – a film/song or series you’ve loved lately

Track Bon acteur from Lous and The Yakuza

On the wall – a photograph you treasure

A photograph of my mum in a car from her early twenties

Pass it on – the novel you would always recommend to friends

In the Ditch by Buchi Emecheta

On the shelf – a book or books that made you think about feminism in a new way

300 Argu – Ments by Sarah Manguso

On the pedestal – tell us about a woman you admire

Toni Morrison

Tune in next time for more conversation about books, feminism and culture.