Two Seasons Talking Trees – Kingston Edition reader – A. Igoni Barrett

A. Igoni Barrett is a Nigerian writer with Jamaican roots. He was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 1979 to a Nigerian mother and Jamaican father -  poet, essayist and novelist,  Lindsay Barrett. Igoni attended the University of Ibadan to study agriculture, but left in his final year to pursue a writing career.

He won the 2005 BBC World Service short story competition and is the recipient of a Chinua Achebe Center Fellowship, a Norman Mailer Center Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency, and a Headlands Center for the Arts Residency. His short fiction has been published in AGNIGuernica and Kwani, among other places. His first book, a story collection entitled From Caves of Rotten Teeth, was published in Nigeria in 2005 and was selected in 2006 as a ‘book of the year’ by the Scottish newspaper The Sunday Herald. His second story collection, Love Is Power, or Something Like That, published in 2013, was picked by NPR as a best book of 2013.

 

 

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