Writer, Editor


Otosirieze Obi-Young


Queer Nigerians Rewrite the Body, in Los Angeles Review of Books, by Erik Gleibermann (January 2020)

On a Progressive Platform for New African Literature, in Literary Hub, by Anne-christine d’Adesky (October 2019)

Otosirieze Obi-Young, in Strange Horizons, by Geoff Ryman (conducted in Nov. 2017)


African Literature and Film in the Global Conversation, in News24, by Shaun de Waal (January 2022)

Otosirieze on His Writing, Finding an Agent, and Contributing to the African Literary Scene, in SynCityNG, by Cynthia Osuchukwu (September 2018)

Eight Nigerian Authors Discuss Nigeria’s Literary Culture, in Dazed Digital, by Will Bedingfield (April 2018)

Nostalgia, Stories, and Solidarity, in New England Review of Books, by Chukwuebuka Ibeh (Feb. 2018, first published in Dwartonline in 2016)

Conversations…with Otosirieze Obi-Young, in SPRINNG, by Kanyinsola Olorunninsola (Aug. 2017)

On Homophobia, Pop Culture, and the Origin of Misogyny: A Dialogue with Otosirieze Obi-Young, in Africa in Dialogue, by Gaamangwe Joy Mogami (July 2017)

Q&A with Otosirieze Obi-Young on Enter Naija, Emerging Writers and Provincialism, in Bakwa Magazine, by Uzoma Ihejirika (Nov. 2016)


House of Rainbow: The New Pink Line Dividing the World, in The Guardian UK, by Mark Gevisser (March 2018). Also published in Griffiths Review as House of Rainbow: LGBT Rights Balanced on the Pink Line

Nigeria’s First Gay Memoir Is an Essential Primer on the Real Experiences of LGBT Africans, in OkayAfrica, by Ashley Okwuosa (June 2018)


The Future Project celebrates Nigerian youth at the first ever Eko Youth Event, The Future Africa (Sept. 2021)

Mona Eltahawy & Otosirieze Obi-Young to Talk Black Activism at Africa Soft Power Series 2021, in Open Country Mag (May 2021)

Obi-Young, Wakatama Lead Fourth Gerald Kraak Prize and Anthology, in People’s Gazette (Dec. 2020)

Folio Group Appoints Otosirieze Obi-Young as Editor, in Daily Times (May 2020)

Outrage as Brittle Paper Censors, Deletes Deputy Editor’s Story on Governor El Rufai’s Son’s Threat to “Rape” Twitter User’s Mother, in Sahara Reporters (Apr. 2020)

Profiles: 2019 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians, in Avance Media (Jan. 2020)

Winners at The Future Awards Africa 2019, in thefutureafrica.com (Nov. 2019), also covered in YNaija, Bella Naija, Premium Times, Pulse Nigeria, and Channels TV

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA 2019 Nominees, in The Future Awards (Nov. 2019)

Top 10 Literary Curators and Editors from Africa Right Now, in The Witsprouts Project (Aug. 2019)

Changes to MMF Judging Panel, in Milesmorlandfoundation.com (May 2019)

The Miles Morland Foundation Announces Judges for 2019 Scholarships: Muthoni Garland, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf & Otosirieze Obi-Young, in Brittle Paper (May 2019)

Five Questions from African Literature to Help You Reflect on 2018, in OkayAfrica (Dec. 2018)

Kudos to Brittle Paper, in Connected Cultures (Nov. 2018)

Otosirieze joins Gerald Kraak Prize and Anthology judging panel, in The Reading List (Sept. 2018)

21 Best African Writers of the New Generation, in Woke Africa (March 2018)

Work Naija: The Book of Vocations Now Available for Free Downloads, in Creative Writing News (Jul. 2017)

Pride and Prejudice—powerful, poignant and thought-provoking, in TheLuvvie (July 2017)

A Letter from a Homeless Prodigal, in The Chimurenga Chronic (June 2017)

Announcing the Shortlist for the 2016 Gerald Kraak Award for African Writers and Artists, in Jacana.bookslive.co.za (Dec. 2016)

Miles Morland Writing Scholarship Shortlist 2016, in Milesmorlandfoundation.com (Nov. 2016)

Jollof Rice Wars, Culture Appropriation, and the Ugly Heart of the Other’s Darkness, in Enkare Review, by Ikhide R. Ikheloa (Nov. 2016)

Issue 145, Spring 2016, in Threepennyreview.com (March 2016)

Issue 118, in Harvard University’s Hutchins Center (Sept. 2015)


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