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Helen Oyeyemi's Reviews

Reviews of Helen’s Work

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Oct.28.2011
Published by The New York Times
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Jun.11.2011
Published by The Guardian
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Jul.01.2011
Published by The Short Review
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Published by The New York Times
''The Icarus Girl'' explores the melding of cultures and the dream time of childhood, as well as the power of ancient lore to tint the everyday experiences of a susceptible little...
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Published by The Guardian (UK)
"Oyeyemi's childish, almost embarrassingly open prose style, plus her narrative assurance, produces a peculiarly matter-of-fact kind of hysteria, and this strange, grief-...
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Published by The Financial Times
"The story is delivered mainly in the first person from the point of view of Maja, a young black Cuban woman transplanted with her parents and brother to London and expecting...
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Published by The Daily Telegraph
"This is not a book to be hurried. It repays slow, careful reading, and your copy may, like mine, end up with underlinings and scribbles highlighting juicy phrases, such as...
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Published by The Guardian (UK)
"There are moments, admittedly, when her ability to look suffering squarely in the eye and describe it in all its horror can be enough to make you take a brisk walk before...
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Published by The Times (London)
" At the centre is Maya’s Cuba, and the single memory that defines it. Its power is evident only after events have destroyed it – and possibly only after you have put the...
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Published by Washington Post Book World
"Recent postcolonial novels explore the cultural bouillabaisse: characters of various national origins, creeds and colors, living in an international capital and queasily...