Olumide Popoola's Publications

November 20, 2019




2018           When We Speak of Nothing (novel), Cassava Republic Press (US)

2017           When We Speak of Nothing  (novel), Cassava Republic Press (UK and Nigeria)

2016           breach, Peirene Press (London), commission, co-authored short-story collection        

                   based on interviews with refugees in Calais, with Annie Holmes

2013           Also by mail (play script), edition assemblage (Münster)

2010           this is not about sadness (novella), Unrast Verlag (Münster)



Edited book


1999           Talking home. Women of colour in Germany (anthology co-editor with Beldan Sezen),

                   bluemoonpress (Amsterdam)



Short fiction


2019            The swimmer, Daughters of Africa anthology. Myriad Editions

2018            Keep the inside, Spread the Word, City of Stories 2 anthology

2016            Fishing for Naija (novel excerpt), Sable LitMag, (forthcoming) 

2015            Fishing for Naija (novel excerpt), Feminist Studies, 41: 1, pp.116-133

                    How to do friendship (novel excerpt), Guidebook for Reporting Gender

                    and Sexuality (Project Hope, Nigeria)

2013            Straight to the matter (short story), Queer African Reader, Pambazuka Press 

2012            My father’s house (short story), Yoyo Magazine, ed. Greg Tate (USA)

2010            this is not about sadness (excerpt), Yellow Medicine Review (USA)

2004            this is not about sadness (a fragment) Czech translation by Katerina Kolarova,

                    Literarni Noviny (Czech Republik) 

                    this is not about sadness (a fragment) [prose] and undercurrents (poem), Macht der

                    Nacht. Orlanda Verlag (Berlin)





2019            All the Feels: Vulnerability as political vision. In: Brave New Words (35 years Wasafiri

                    anthology). Myriad Editions

2016            Border crossers - practiced based research and the novel, Sable LitMag 

                    ‘Do you need some more explanation?’ Practice-based research and the novel      

                    Fishing for Naija, Writing in Practice Vol 2, online  

2014            Border crossers - practiced based research and the novel Crossing Conceptual

                    Boundaries VI, UEL

2012            In tongues - the trouble inside language (edited conference paper) ‘Women of the

                    African Diaspora’ (edited collection) ed. Marion Christina Rohrleitner & Sarah E. Ryan,

                    Lexington Books (USA)



Creative nonfiction


2018           Johnny B. Crude. in: the Freedom Papers, Gutter Magazine supplement (issue 18)

2015           Refugees and Writers: Conversations in the Calais ‘Jungle’, PEN Atlas (10 Dec)

1999           When a woman loves a woman. Y-Magazine South Africa, Sept issue





2018          Welcome to the (Calais) Jungle, in: Wasafiri, Vol 33, N1

2016          Spiegel, Spiegelblicke - Perspektiven Schwarzer Bewegung in Deutschland, (Ridha, C. et

                  al. ed.). Berlin: Orlanda

2015          A fierce love, in collaboration with painter Nathan Majola http://issuu.com/q-zine/docs/q-


2014          Another world, Freier (art magazine), 6

                  travelling; lineage; the trouble with violence; fleeting; when over; of matters; on

                  war; delta oils; current affairs: urgencies, in Arriving in the Future Anthology, ed.

                  Koeppsell, P. & Esuruoso, A. (edition assemblage)

                  lineage, Am Ende; At the end, in AfroFictional In[ter]vention, ed. Susan Arndt & Nadja                        Ofuatey-Alazard (edition assemblage),

2013           water running from my mouth, in Flicker and Spark, Poetry Anthology, ed. Cabico, R.

                   and Fonte, B. (Lowbrow Press)

2011           mercy killing, in Collective Brightness, Poetry Anthology (Sibling Rivalry Press) 

2009           Am Ende; Überlieferung; In unmittelbarer Nähe/proximity, in Freitext 14 (German

                   literary and cultural magazine) 

                   dem natural beauties, in Options Magazine (Sri Lanka)

                   beauty, in Die Farbe meiner Haut. A memoir by Manuela Ritz. Freiburg: Herder, p. 89 

2007           dem natural beauties; undercurrent, in PoetCasting [online]

2005           undercurrents (poem) and interview Art & Culture Section, Sunday Times, Nigeria 02


                   interview & poem in Daily Sun (Arts Section), Nigeria 03 May

2000           Lagos 1996- endlich zuhause; Nigeria, Frauensolidarität 4/2000 Germany

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