Ayodele Olofintuade

Ayodele Olofintuade is a non-binary, black feminist who is yet to understand the concept of cis-heteronormativity. They are the author of Swallow: Efunsetan Aniwura (2022), Lakiriboto Chronicles: A Brief History of Badly Behaved Women (2018), and Eno’s Story (2010) which was shortlisted for the NLNG Prize for Literature in 2011. Olofintuade is famous for her ability to create chaos by merely existing. The last time she attended a Literary Festival she managed to spill water down an older author’s dress, and got herself banned for wearing too short dresses cut too low. Her short stories, non-fiction, research and essays have been published in diverse international magazines and journals. She is presently researching indigenous peoples of Yoruba and ways their practices are intertwined with stewardship of the land and nature. And has earned herself the cognomen of Egungun within these circles for wearing colourful socks with everything. She lives in Ibadan with her kids and a pair of half-wild cats that she serves love and burnt offerings.

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