Francesca Ekwuyasi is not, she promises, “the kind of person who quotes French philosophers.” Still, she pulls it off with panache (Sartre: “Hell is other people”). The Nigerian Canadian author is eager to credit the role that the kindness of others’ and feeling ‘favoured’ has played in her success (her own quote beats Sartre’s: “people are everything”). Her book, Butter, Honey, Pig, Bread, was nominated for a 2020 GG. Ekwuyasi is also a filmmaker whose short documentary On Faith and Queerness is, like her writing, a beautiful exploration of family and love.
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