떠돌이 작가| The One with Enyeribe Ibegwam – On Identity, Becoming a Writer, & Other Stories: Episode 24 (2020)
How would you define the word “brother?” Well, after listening to this episode, you will discover that your brothers or sisters are not just those with whom you share blood relationship, but also those with whom you share solidarity.
My guest today is Enyeribe Ibegwam. He was brought up in Lagos, Nigeria but now resides in the US. A writer, he has been awarded a PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize and was a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. He is a recipient of several grants, and his story has been published in the PEN America Best Debut Stories 2019. He’s also a Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
As a young man in the US, he initially felt uneasy being called “brother” by strangers because he was Black, but it was only a matter of time before he too became a “brother” to other brothers.
In this episode, Enyeribe walks down memory lane to his childhood experiences; we talk about Africans’ duty to African-Americans and go behind-the-scenes of his literary work. Kindly do yourself a favor by visiting https://enyeribe.com/writing/ to read more of Enyeribe’s stories.
Download this episode to find out more about this amazing “brother” and writer.