Irenosen Okojie’s Curandera Goes Live

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British-Nigerian short story writer and author, Irenosen Okojie has recently published her novel titled Curandera, which explains the wild, mythic exploration of shamanism, female desire & redemption across dimensions. 

Curandera is a novel that weaves together two storylines. In 17th-century Cape Verde, a mysterious woman arrives in a mountainous town and strange events begin to occur. In modern-day London, four people with an interest in the mysterious are drawn together. As the stories progress, the past and present begin to connect. The novel is described as a tale of rebirth, redemption, and mythic connections across time.

Reviewed by some authors in the literary world, they had this to say::

“I loved it. Vivid, brutal, moving and tender. This is heartfelt and immersive”, Joanne Harris, English-French author.

“Curandera is the mesmerising by-product of Okojie’s extraordinary imagination and writing that is mind bogglingly glorious.” Yvvette Edwards, British Novelist.

Irenosen Okojie was born in Nigeria and moved to England aged eight.  She attended Gresham’s Boarding School in Holt, Norfolk for several years before becoming a pupil at St Angela’s Convent School in east London. In her early teens, she was a student at Stamford Boarding School for girls in Stamford, Lincolnshire for a brief period then returned to London to finish her secondary education. She studied Communications and Visual Culture at London Metropolitan University. Along the way, she worked as a freelance writer, marketing assistant and editorial Assistant. She is a freelance Arts Project Manager and curator.

She was the National Development Coordinator at Apples & Snakes, England’s leading performance poetry organisation and a Publicity Officer for The Caine Prize For Fiction tour.

Congratulations Okojie!


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