‘We are lucky who have loved and been loved’ – Yewande Omotoso

Yewande Omotoso’s debut novel ‘Bomboy’ won the South African Literary Award for First Time Author and was shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Fiction Prize.

‘Bomboy’ was also shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Fiction Prize, and made it to the final three at the inaugural edition of the Etisalat Prize For Literature in 2013. In Bomboy, Yewande Omotoso showed that she had the ability to dwell on the smallness and yet uniqueness of a single person’s life. That she is adept at this is established by her masterful storytelling in her second book: ‘The woman next door.’

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