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Helen Oyeyemi - Author


Helen Oyeyemi was born in Nigeria in 1984 and moved to London when she was four. She wrote her first novel, The Icarus Girl while she was still at school studying for her A levels, and she is now a student of Social and Political Sciences at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Helen Oyeyemi

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Boy, Snow, Bird
Helen Oyeyemi
The fifth novel from award-winning author Helen Oyeyemi, who was named in 2013 as one of Granta's best of young British novelists. A retelling of the Snow White myth, Boy, Snow, Bird is a deeply moving novel about three women...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2015
The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
The Icarus Girl
Helen Oyeyemi
Jess, the eight year old daughter of a Nigerian mother and an English father, feels ostracised but is blessed with a vivid imagination. On holiday in Nigeria she meets a girl of her own age, a kindred spirit, perhaps an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2006

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