A. Igoni Barrett

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A. Igoni Barrett’s writing has appeared in AGNI, Al Jazeera, Electric Literature, and the Bloomsbury anthology Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara. He is the author of two short-story collections and a novel entitled Blackass, which was published in the US in March 2016 and was long-listed for the inaugural FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards and shortlisted for the Kitschies’ Golden Tentacle Award. He lives in Lagos.


Cover Photo: Nadine Gordimer. Photo by Lärarnas Nyheter/flickr
Meeting Nadine Gordimer

“I now accept that I am forever doomed to learning from my mistakes, whether in crafting a sentence, creating a book, or living out my life. That’s the writer’s burden.”

Jun 16, 2016