Otosirieze Obi-Young
Otosirieze Obi-Young by Cardinal Studios.

“A thoroughly modern epic but with bones as old as time. This is a story of love and betrayal and madness and music that is all the more beautiful for its plainspoken poignancy. Yet there is prose in here that steals your breath away.”

— The Gerald Kraak Prize (on “You Sing of a Longing”)

“A rending story of friendship and desire.”

— Transition Magazine (on “A Tenderer Blessing”)

“A lovely coming-of-age story…about a young boy and Christian Brother which I assume is set in Nigeria, but could easily be a church community in Ireland or Argentina, if the names were changed.”

The Review Review (on “Mulumba”)

“A discerning judge of cutting edge writing. At 25 he has become one of the grand old men of Nigerian literature.”

— Miles Morland, Founder of Miles Morland Foundation

“Utterly brilliant… [Otosirieze]…has a good eye for generative ideas and knows how to make fellow writers and artists care about an idea well enough to produce their best work.”

— Ainehi Edoro (on The Art Naija Series)

“Vibrant, lush… Each city blessed by the sensitivities of these young writers come alive. An unusual collection. What a concept…talking back to home.”

— Ikhide R. Ikheloa (on Enter Naija: The Book of Places)

“Thought-provoking portraitures. Inspires you to reflect. The privilege of experiencing some of Nigeria’s most stimulating artists of the younger generation playing hard. Gorgeous. Timely.”

— Rotimi Babatunde (on Work Naija: The Book of Vocations)

“An urgency…that goes beyond the character…about our longings as human beings, and what it takes to fulfill them.”

Africa in Dialogue (on “You Sing of a Longing”)

“Considering the liberal cosmopolitan worldview that inspires this visionary work, one is inclined to pitch tents with Obi-Young.”

— Emeka Ugwu, The Chimurenga Chronic (on Enter Naija: The Book of Places)

“A story of a young musician and his struggle to accept himself and his sexuality…poignantly beautiful and lingers long in the mind.”

TheLuvvie (on “You Sing of a Longing”)

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