Canada Reads

Francesca Ekwuyasi

Author of Butter Honey Pig Bread, championed by Roger Mooking.

Author of Butter Honey Pig Bread, championed by Roger Mooking

Francesca Ekwuyasi is the author of the novel Butter Honey Pig Bread. (Monica Phung)

Roger Mooking is championing Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi on Canada Reads 2021.

Canada Reads will take place March 8-11. The debates will be hosted by Ali Hassan and will be broadcast on CBC Radio OneCBC TVCBC Gem and on CBC Books

About Francesca Ekwuyasi

Francesca Ekwuyasi is a writer, artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria and currently is based in Halifax. Her work explores themes of faith, family, queerness, consumption, loneliness and belonging. Her writing has been published in Winter Tangerine Review, Brittle Paper, Transition Magazine, the Malahat Review, Visual Art News, Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Guts magazine. Her story Orun is Heaven was longlisted for the 2019 Journey Prize. Butter Honey Pig Bread is her first novel.

Butter Honey Pig Bread was longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize(From Arsenal Pulp Press)

Books by Francesca Ekwuyasi

Interviews with Francesca Ekwuyasi

We kick off an ongoing focus on what food can reveal about life, culture and society with Francesca Ekwuyasi, the Nigerian-Canadian novelist behind the Giller Prize longlisted novel Butter Honey Pig Bread. She speaks with Chattopadhyay about the role food plays in complex family dynamics and how cooking can be a way of expressing care, regret, desire for forgiveness, and more. For more, visit: 10:53

The Canada Reads 2021 contenders

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