Yewande Omotoso


Yewande Omotoso is an architect and author, with a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. Her debut novel, ‘Bomboy’ (2011 Modjaji Books), won the South African Literary Award First Time Author Prize and was shortlisted for the Etisalat Prize for Literature. She was a 2015 Miles Morland Scholar. Yewande’s second novel ‘The Woman Next Door’ (Chatto and Windus) was published in May 2016. It was shortlisted for the Aidoo-Snyder Prize, the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, the UJ Literary Prize and longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Literature Prize.