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Oyeyemi, Helen

Overview
Works: 33 works in 280 publications in 16 languages and 9,830 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Short stories, English 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PR6115.Y49, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Helen Oyeyemi
Boy, snow, bird : a novel by Helen Oyeyemi( Book )

39 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A reimagining of the Snow White story set in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s"--
The Icarus girl by Helen Oyeyemi( Book )

68 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessamy "Jess" Harrison, a racially-mixed child, is growing up feeling that she is caught between two different worlds, until she is sent to visit relatives in Nigeria, where she comes face to face with a mysterious new friend
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi( Book )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding, and the fairy tales don't get complicated. In this book, the celebrated writer Mr. Fox can't stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels, and neither can his wife, Daphne. It's not until Mary, his muse, comes to life and transforms him from author into subject that his story begins to unfold differently
What is not yours is not yours : stories by Helen Oyeyemi( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories collected here are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemi's ensemble cast of characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another. The reader is invited into a world of lost libraries and locked gardens, of marshlands where the drowned dead live and a city where all the clocks have stopped; students hone their skills at puppet school, the Homely Wench Society commits a guerrilla book-swap, and lovers exchange books and roses on St Jordi's Day. It is a collection of towering imagination, marked by baroque beauty and a deep sensuousness
White is for witching by Helen Oyeyemi( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a child, Miranda Silver developed pica, a rare eating disorder that causes its victims to consume nonedible substances. The death of her mother when Miranda is sixteen exacerbates her condition; nothing, however, satisfies a strange hunger passed down through the women in her family. And then there's the family house in Dover, England, converted to a bed-and-breakfast by Miranda's father. Dover has long been known for its hostility toward outsiders. But The Silver House manifests a more conscious malice toward strangers, dispatching those visitors it despises. Enraged by the constant stream of foreign staff and guests, the house finally unleashes its most destructive power."--Jacket
The opposite house by Helen Oyeyemi( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maja, daughter of a black Cuban couple, was only five years old when the family emigrated to London. Growing up, she speaks Spanish and English, but longs for a connection to her African roots. Now in her early twenties, Maja is haunted by the desire to make sense of the threads of her history; meanwhile, her mother has found comfort in Santería--a faith that melds Catholic saints and the Yoruba gods of West African religion. Maja's narrative is one of two parallel voices in this novel. Yemaya Saramagua speaks from the other side of the reality wall--in the Somewherehouse, which has two doors, one opening to London, the other to Lagos. A Yoruban goddess, Yemaya is troubled by the ease with which her fellow gods have disguised themselves as saints and reappeared under different names and faces. As Maja and Yemaya move closer to understanding themselves, they realize that the journey to discovering where home truly lies is at once painful and exhilarating.--From publisher description
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi( Recording )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding, and the fairy tales don't get complicated. In this book, the celebrated writer Mr. Fox can't stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels, and neither can his wife, Daphne. It's not until Mary, his muse, comes to life and transforms him from author into subject that his story begins to unfold differently
Boy, snow, bird : a novel by Helen Oyeyemi( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty-- the opposite of the life she's left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she'd become, but the birth of Boy's daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white. Now Boy, Snow, and Bird must confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold
What is not yours is not yours by Helen Oyeyemi( Recording )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, this story collection is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret--Oyeyemi's keys not only unlock elements of her characters' lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side
What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories collected in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemi's ensemble cast of characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another. The reader is invited into a world of lost libraries and locked gardens, of marshlands where the drowned dead live and a city where all the clocks have stopped; students hone their skills at puppet school, the Homely Wench Society commits a guerrilla book-swap, and lovers exchange books and roses on St Jordi's Day. It is a collection of towering imagination, marked by baroque beauty and a deep sensuousness
Juniper's whitening and Victimese by Helen Oyeyemi( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pie-kah by Helen Oyeyemi( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When rain clouds gather ; & Maru by Bessie Head( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When rain clouds gather - "Escaping South Africa and his troubled past, Makehaya crosses the border to Botswana in the hope of leading a peaceful, purposeful life. In the village of Golema Mmidi he meets Gilbert, a charismatic Englishman, who is trying to help the community out of poverty by introducing modern farming methods."--Maru - "Since birth, Margaret, an orphan from a despised tribe, has been lovingly protected by a missionaries wife ... But in a place where her people are considered slave, can Margaret ever truly belong?"--Back cover
Het Icarus-meisje by Helen Oyeyemi( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een 8-jarig meisje met een Britse vader en een Nigeriaanse moeder ontmoet tijdens een bezoek aan haar familie in Nigeria een vrouw die een geest blijkt en die het lichaam van het meisje voor zichzelf wil
The Icarus girl by Helen Oyeyemi( Recording )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessamy Harrison is eight years old. Sensitive and whimsical, she is possessed of an extraordinary and powerful imagination. As the child of an English father and a Nigerian mother, Jess can't shake the feeling of being alone wherever she goes. When she is taken to her mother's family compound in Nigeria, she encounters Titiola, a ragged little girl her own age, whom Jess calls TillyTilly. It seems that Jess has found another outsider who will understand her. But as Tilly shows Jess just how easy it is to hurt those around her, Jess begins to realise that she doesn't know who TillyTilly is at all
The BBC National Short Story Award 2010( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La niña Ícaro by Helen Oyeyemi( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drownings by Helen Oyeyemi( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drownings" fully encapsulates the author's passion for observing the world through a gloriously dark lens. Leading off with a Czech analogue for "once upon a time," Oyeyemi's extraordinary piece of short fiction presents a fairy-tale-inspired look at injustice-while at every turn prompting readers to question the narrative's reality
Misŭt'ŏ P'oksŭ, kkori ch'igo tomang ch'in namja by Helen Oyeyemi( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Korean and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

İkarus kız by Helen Oyeyemi( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Turkish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mr. Fox
Alternative Names
Helen Oyeyemi Brits schrijfster

Helen Oyeyemi brytyjska pisarka pochodzenia nigeryjskiego

Helen Oyeyemi englische Schriftstellerin

Helen Oyeyemi scrittrice britannica

Helen Oyeyemi skieuse alpine autrichienne

Ойейеми, Хелен

אויימי, הלן

אויימי, הלן סופרת בריטית

오이예미, 헬렌 1984-

オイェイェミ, ヘレン

ヘレン・オイェイェミ

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Mr. FoxWhite is for witchingThe opposite houseJuniper's whitening and VictimesePie-kahWhen rain clouds gather ; & MaruThe BBC National Short Story Award 2010