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Olumide Popoola's Publications


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


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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