Oluwabmabi Ige is an engineer and writer from Lagos, Nigeria. He was a winner of the Winter Tangerine Award for Prose. Randa Jarrar, the 2017 Prose Judge, praised his story you do not take what does not belong to you. She wrote, “This story took my breath away. It did so on the first reading, and on the second, third, and fourth readings. I have read it over and over trying to figure out how its writer accomplishes so much in such a small space. Every sentence and image counts. Amazing how it shows the ways women hurt themselves and each other, and the way men, with all their grotesqueness, get away.”
Ige’s work has appeared in Joyland and Agni. He is an M.F.A. candidate at Rutgers University and is an alumnus of the 2016 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop.
Updated June 2022