Irenosen Okojie, Speak Gigantular

Bethan Evans (The Nottingham Trent University)
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Speak Gigantular is a collection of short stories by contemporary black British writer Irenosen Okojie. It was published in 2016 by Jacaranda Books, which is an independent publishing house located in London that specialises in the dissemination of “ground-breaking” black British writing and art. In its first year, the collection was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Prize, the Saboteur Awards, the Shirley Jackson Award and the Jhalak Prize. Just a year before, in 2015, Jacaranda also published Okojie’s debut novel, Butterfly Fish, which won the Betty Trask award in 2016, coinciding with the publication of Speak Gigantular. Okojie’s stories have been published internationally through outlets such as Phatitude and Kwani 07, and also delivered at parties and festivals and posted…

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Citation: Evans, Bethan. "Speak Gigantular". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 January 2021 [, accessed 08 December 2023.]

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