Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi appears in the following:

This Is Not a Disney Story: Helen Oyeyemi Takes on Snow White

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The novelist Helen Oyeyemi deconstructs the Snow White story to find the real villain: a mirror that dictates the characters’ identities.  

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Helen Oyeyemi Takes on Snow White

Friday, March 14, 2014

The writer was born in Nigeria; the tale comes from medieval Germany; the setting is a small New England town in the 1950s. Boy, Snow, Bird is Helen Oyeyemi’s fifth novel, and like most of her work it’s a form of literary mash-up. She uses the structure of Snow White to tell a story about race ...

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Helen Oyeyemi's Novel Boy, Snow, Bird

Friday, March 07, 2014

Helen Oyeyemi talks about her novel Boy, Snow, Bird. In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking for a new life. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. When Bird has a baby who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white.

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A Memoir About Finding One's Place In The Natural World

Saturday, July 13, 2013

In I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place Howard Norman recounts his Midwestern boyhood, his travels among Inuit communities in Canada, and a murder-suicide that took place in his house. Reviewer Helen Oyeyemi says the book commiserates with and celebrates the human condition.