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9780349700946

Curandera

Curandera

by Irenosen Okojie

Publisher Dialogue Books

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"I loved it. Vivid, brutal, moving and tender. This is heartfelt and immersive." Joanne Harris

"
Curandera is the mesmerising by-product of Okojie's extraordinary imagination and writing that is mindbogglingly glorious." Yvvette Edwards

In the mountainous town of Gethsemane, 17th-century Cape Verde, a mysterious woman's arrival sparks a series of strange events that will leave the town's inhabitants changed: men sporadically blind in the afternoons, children disappearing and reappearing without warning and infertile women pregnant with the memories of past births.

In present-day London, a quartet are brought together by their fascination with ritual, miracles and a life beyond the mundane. Botanist Therese lives with Azacca, a soulful Haitian musician, Peruvian drifter Emilien, who is haunted by the past, and adventurous Finn, who is increasingly drawn to living life on the edge.

With the past and present beginning to blur into one, 
Curandera is a story of rebirth and redemption, a mythic tale of recalibrations across time.

Praise for Irenosen Okojie's previous books:

"Dazzling . . . a feast for the senses." 
Diana Evans

"One of the finest literary imaginations working today." 
Max Porter

"A liberatingly odd, seductive and fearless talent." 
Laline Paull

"Okojie has a sharp eye . . . and a turn of phrase that switches from elegance to brutality in a single line." 
Stella Duffy

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About the Author

Irenosen Okojie

IRENOSEN OKOJIE is a Nigerian British author whose work pushes the boundaries of form, language and ideas. Her novel,Butterfly Fish, and short story collections,Speak GigantularandNudibranch, have won and been nominated for multiple awards. Her journalism has been featured inThe New York Times, theObserver, theGuardianand theHuffington Post. She was a Contributing Editor forThe White Review. She co-presented the BBC'sTurn Up for The Bookspodcast, alongside Simon Savidge and Bastille frontman Dan Smith. Her work has been optioned for the screen. She has also judged various literary prizes including the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Gordon Burn Prize and the BBC National Short Story Award. She was a judge for the 2023 Women's Prize for Fiction. Vice Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, she was awarded an MBE For Services to Literature in 2021. She is the director and founder of Black to the Future festival.

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