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Helen Oyeyemi

Author of Boy, Snow, Bird

Includes the names: H. Oyeyemi, Helen Oyeyemi, Helen Oyeyemi, Hellen Oyeyemi

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5,636 (6,360)2893,526 (3.51)80
Boy, Snow, Bird 1,457 copies, 96 reviews
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours 857 copies, 31 reviews
Mr. Fox 857 copies, 36 reviews
White is for Witching 834 copies, 44 reviews
The Icarus Girl 792 copies, 27 reviews
Gingerbread 537 copies, 20 reviews
The Opposite House 202 copies, 5 reviews
Peaces 91 copies, 2 reviews
Thus were their faces: stories (Introduction, some editions) 241 copies, 9 reviews
Granta 129: Fate (Contributor) 48 copies, 1 review
African Love Stories: An Anthology (Contributor) 26 copies, 1 review

Helen Oyeyemi has 1 media appearance.

A Muse Gets Mad In Oyeyemi's Magical 'Mr. Fox'
Weekend Edition Sunday, Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 0am
In the opening pages of the novel Mr. Fox, we're introduced to St. John Fox — a writer visited by his muse, Mary Foxe. Mary may be real, or she may be imagined, but either way, she's angry.

St. John Fox has been killing off his heroines in story after story and Mary Foxe has had enough. "You're a villain," Foxe tells the 1930s-era English writer. "You kill women. You're a serial killer."

She challenges him to create and live within stories that don't end in death.

Author Helen Oyeyemi joins NPR's Audie Cornish to talk about Mr. Fox, her fourth novel, filled with fairy tales and folklore. Oyeyemi, who was born in Nigeria and raised in London, is also the author of the novels White is for Witching, The Opposite House and The Icarus Girl. (Shortride)
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