Helen Oyeyemi

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Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi review – all aboard the mystery train
A couple’s romantic journey turns into a trip of a different sort in this dazzling if inscrutable novel

Hephzibah Anderson

14, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi review – a modern fairytale
Fabulous elements are mixed with everyday life and references to Brexit in an intriguing mother-daughter story about origins

Erica Wagner

10, Apr, 2019 @7:59 AM

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Helen Oyeyemi: ‘I had such a lovely time dating different cities’
The author on her passion for food, living in Prague and the critics who told her to ‘live a bit’ after publishing her first novel while at school

Arifa Akbar

02, Mar, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Book reviews roundup: The Wicked Boy; What’s Yours Is Not Yours; The Black Prince of Florence
What the critics thought of The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale, What’s Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi, The Black Prince of Florence by Catherine Fletcher

13, May, 2016 @5:00 PM

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Follow the breadcrumbs: why fairytales are magic for modern fiction
Breaking the conventions of literary and genre storytelling, these narratives have appealed to writers from Angela Carter to Helen Oyeyemi

Lincoln Michel

13, May, 2016 @1:00 PM

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What Is Yours Is Not Yours review – spellbinding stories
Helen Oyeyemi’s new collection is rich with magical imagination and lush prose

Lucy Scholes

08, May, 2016 @7:00 AM

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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi – short stories from a rare talent
Oyeyemi struggles against the confines of the short story in pieces that range from beautiful, simple fables to tricksy fantasies

Kate Clanchy

27, Apr, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi review – serious issues, fairytale narrative
Helen Oyeyemi’s fifth novel finds her treating the horrors of racism in 1950s America with gentle, magical style

Anthony Cummins

04, Oct, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Boy, Snow, Bird review – Helen Oyeyemi plays with myth and fairytale

Alex Clark enjoys the wit and duplicity of Helen Oyeyemi's novel about segregation and secret identities. By Alex Clark

Alex Clark

22, Mar, 2014 @8:30 AM

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Helen Oyeyemi: 'I'm interested in the way women disappoint one another'

The novelist talks to Liz Hoggard about the feminine gaze, wicked stepmothers and the phenomenon of 'passing'

Liz Hoggard

02, Mar, 2014 @10:00 AM

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Halloween spirits: literature's haunted houses
Jane Bradley: From Horace Walpole to Helen Oyeyemi, writers' imaginations are still possessed by these constructions

Jane Bradley

31, Oct, 2013 @10:57 AM

Twenty years after Stephen Lawrence's murder, what's changed?

The murder of Stephen Lawrence shocked Britain and forced the country to take a hard look at itself. On the 20th anniversary of his death we ask Robert Beckford, Helen Oyeyemi, Diane Abbott, Ashley Walters, Kele Okereke and Estelle what impact his death had on them and society

Homa Khaleeli

21, Apr, 2013 @6:00 PM

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