Morowa Yejide

Morowa Yejidé’s (pronounced: Moe-roe-wah Yay-gee-day) short stories have appeared in the Istanbul Review, Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Underground Voices, the Adirondack Review, and others.  Her story "Tokyo Chocolate" was nominated in 2009 for the Pushcart Prize, anthologized in the best of the Willesden Herald Stories, and reviewed in the Japan Times. Her novel Time of the Locust was a 2012 finalist for the national PEN/Bellwether Prize and longlisted for the 2015 PEN/Bingham award. Time of the Locust is also a 2015 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and three sons.

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Time of the Locust

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Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Ahmad’s Blues By Miles Davis, Lifetime by Maxwell, Afro Blue by Robert Glasper Experiment, Closer by Goapele, Charlie “Bird” Parker’s ‘Round Midnight

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Epic writer sitting in an opulent study in the mountains, churning out masterpieces.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I love cooking and gardening. A savory dish where all the spices come together the way I wanted and a table full of flowers clipped from my own garden is a perfect day in my mind.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Steadfastness. Sincerity. Level-headedness.

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