Francesca Ekwuyasi is a writer, artist, and filmmaker born in Lagos, Nigeria. Her work explores themes of faith, family, queerness, consumption, loneliness, and belonging. Her writing has been published in Winter Tangerine Review, Brittle Paper, Transition Magazine, the Malahat Review, Visual Art News, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and GUTS magazine. Her story "Orun is Heaven" was longlisted for the 2019 Journey Prize. Butter Honey Pig Bread, longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, is her first novel.
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Our penultimate 2020 Gift Guide is courtesy of Scotiabank Giller Prize-finalist Francesca Ekwuyasi who recommends four choice titles from Arsenal Pulp Press and Nightwood Editions for everyone from your "future-thinking Aquarius bestie" to "your twenty-something-year-old self." ... Read more
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