Olumide Popoola

Olumide Popoola is a Nigerian-German/British writer. Her publications include essays, poetry, experimental texts, a novella, a play, a short story collection, as well as recordings in collaboration with musicians. Olumide has a PhD in Creative Writing and has lectured in creative writing at various universities. In 2018 Olumide curated Berlin’s inaugural international African Bookfest, Writing in Migration. Olumide presents internationally as author, speaker and facilitator. Keen to nurture the next generation of LGBTQ+ writers she created the Arts Council England funded mentoring & creative writing scheme for emerging LGBTQ+ writers, The Future is Back. Olumide’s critically acclaimed novel When We Speak of Nothing was published by Cassava Republic Press in 2017. Her novel The Swimmer is due out with Cassava Republic Press in 2023.


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