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

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

— Miles Morland, Founder of Miles Morland Foundation

“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 story of a young musician and his struggle. . . poignantly beautiful and lingers long in the mind.”

TheLuvvie (on “You Sing of a Longing”)

“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”)

“As readers, we feel almost as though we’ve been holding our breath the whole story, waiting for him to finally say it. We feel almost as though we have ourselves come out.”

— Erik Gleibermann, Los Angeles Review of Books (on “A Tenderer Blessing”)

“A rending story of friendship and desire.”

— Transition (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.”

— David Morgan O’Connor, The Review Review (on “Mulumba”)

“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)

“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)

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