Irenosen Okojie

Scribe Leaking Ink…





Irenosen Okojie likes to write. On palm lines, receipts, bill envelopes and wet bottle tops.


She also likes :


Random images

Mountain faces

And June Jordan poems like this one


One Minus One Minus One

This is a first map of territory
I will have to explore as poems,
again and again

My mother murdering me
to have a life of her own
What would I say
(if I could speak about it?)
My father raising me
to be a life that he
What can I say
(in this loneliness)

June Jordan (1936 – 2002)


Oh and here are some nice things good people have said about Irenosen


One of the most original and innovative writers to emerge in many a year.”

Alex Wheatle MBE


Skillfully combines empathy and lyricism to produce writing you will want to re-read, filled with dazzling imagery, a complex broth that manages to be strong yet fragile, both sensual and violent; a new voice brimful of richness and beauty.”

Yvvette Edwards, Booker Prize nominee

Original, vivid, vital writing that leaves unforgettable images in the reader’s mind.”

Maggie Gee


“Seriously unique and imaginative.”

Diana Evans,Orange Prize winner





















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