Olumide Popoola

Olumide Popoola is a Nigerian-German writer. Her publications include essays, poetry, a novella, a play, the short story collection breach (Peirene Press, 2016) and the novel When We Speak of Nothing (Cassava Republic Press, 2017). Olumide has a PhD in Creative Writing and has lectured at various universities. She is the initiator and leader of The Future is Back, a scheme for emerging LGBTQ+ writers, funded by the Arts Council England. Olumide presents internationally as author, speaker and facilitator. In 2019, writer Jackie Kay named Olumide as one of Britain’s best contemporary Black and brown writers. Visit www.olumidepopoola.com