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Helen Oyeyemi

Author of The Icarus Girl, written while she was still at school.

10/12/1984 -

Helen Oyeyemi biography and information

Born in Nigeria, Helen Oyeyemi moved to London when she was four. She wrote her first novel, The Icarus Girl, while still at school studying for her A levels.

Oyeyemi read Social and Political Sciences at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. At Cambridge, two of her plays, Juniper's Whiteningand Victimese, were performed by the student drama community to critical acclaim and subsequently published by Methuen.

In 2007, she published her second novel, The Opposite House and White is for Witching which has been described as having "roots in Henry James and Edgar Allan Poe".

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Sefi Atta.

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Books by Helen Oyeyemi

Boy, Snow, Bird
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Gingerbread
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The Icarus Girl
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Mr Fox
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White is for Witching
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Gingerbread
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The Opposite House
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Boy, Snow, Bird
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Gingerbread
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Gingerbread
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Gingerbread
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Gingerbread
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