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Film, Video Conversation with Irenosen Iseghohi-Okojie

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  • Conversation with Irenosen Iseghohi-Okojie


  • Nigerian-born short story writer and novelist Irenosen Iseghohi-Okojie discusses her work as "weird experimental fiction" rooted in but pushing the boundaries of African diasporic literature. Her recently published short story "Grace Jones," winner of the 2020 AKO Caine Prize, follows the journey through grief of a young émigré from Martinique in London who loses her family in a house fire and finds psychic escape as an impersonator of singer Grace Jones.

Event Date

  • May 25, 2021

Running Time

  • 58 minutes 17 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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