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Morowa Yejide

Novelist
International Affairs
Class of 1992

Independent Alum of the Day

Morowa Yejidé is a literary fiction writer and a native of Washington D.C.  Her novel Time of the Locust was a 2012 finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize.  Her short stories have appeared in the Istanbul Literary Review, Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Underground Voices, the Adirondack Review, and others.  Her story "Tokyo Chocolate" was nominated in 2009 for the Pushcart Prize, published in the best of the Willesden Herald Stories, and reviewed in the Japan Times. 

Morowa earned her bachelor's degree from Kalamazoo College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University.  She enjoys a life of adventure with her husband and three sons.


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