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Morowa Yejide

Morowa Yejidé’s short stories have appeared in the Istanbul Literary Review, Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Underground Voices, the Japan Times, and the Adirondack Review. Her story “Tokyo Chocolate” was nominated in 2009 for the Pushcart Prize. She was the 2010 recipient of the Norris Church Mailer Scholarship from Wilkes University, and she is also a PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools author. Time of the Locust was a 2012 finalist for the national PEN/Bellwether Prize for socially engaged fiction. Yejidé lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and sons.
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Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Steadfastness. Sincerity. Level-headedness.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I love cooking and gardening. A savory dish where all the spices come together the way I wanted and a table full of flowers clipped from my own garden is a perfect day in my mind.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Epic writer sitting in an opulent study in the mountains, churning out masterpieces.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Ahmad’s Blues By Miles Davis, Lifetime by Maxwell, Afro Blue by Robert Glasper Experiment, Closer by Goapele, Charlie “Bird” Parker’s ‘Round Midnight

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