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Oyeyemi, Helen

Overview
Works: 38 works in 196 publications in 9 languages and 7,410 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Classifications: PR6115.Y49, 823.92
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Most widely held works by Helen Oyeyemi
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
27 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,602 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 by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
19 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,502 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 would become, but when the birth of Boy's daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white, elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out . Now Boy, Snow, and Bird must confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold
The Icarus girl by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
44 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 1,464 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
White is for witching by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 933 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 )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 925 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 )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 267 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
Juniper's whitening and Victimese by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het andere huis by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een jonge Cubaanse, die op haar vijfde met haar ouders naar Londen is verhuisd, gaat op zoek naar haar roots
Boy, snow, bird a novel by Helen Oyeyemi ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 93 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
Pie-kah by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het Icarus-meisje by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 67 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
When rain clouds gather ; & Maru by Bessie Head ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La bambina Icaro by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wit is voor toveren by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een klein gezin probeert de dood van de moeder te verwerken
Yi shi chi bang de tian shi by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Icarus girl by Helen Oyeyemi ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 22 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
Mała Ikar by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Polish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le blanc va aux sorcières : roman by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Ikarus-Mädchen : Roman by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La petite Icare : roman by Helen Oyeyemi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman fantastique. Roman psychologique (formation)
 
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Alternative Names
אויימי, הלן
オイェイェミ, ヘレン
Languages
English (156)
Italian (5)
French (3)
Dutch (3)
German (2)
Chinese (2)
Polish (2)
Korean (2)
Spanish (1)
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