Yemisí Aríbisálà

Yemisí Aríbisálà is a Nigerian-born writer and painter. Her first book, Longthroat Memoirs: Soups Sex & Nigerian Tastebuds, used Nigerian food as a literary substrate to think about Nigeria’s culture and society. It won a Gourmand’s World Cookbook award, was shortlisted for the 2018 Art of Eating Prize and won the 2016 John Avery Prize at the Andre Simon Book Awards. Her writing explores various topics including feminism, Nigerian Christianity and identity and her essays on food are a lens through which the complex entity of Nigeria can be observed.