Leye Adenle

Leye Adenle biography

Leye Adenle, winner of the first ever Prix Marianne in 2016, is a Nigerian writer living and working in London as an agile coach – sort of a trainer of computer geeks.

Leye has written a number of short stories under his own name, and over a hundred satirical pieces under various other appropriated names. His writing has appeared in publications such as the Big Issue, and he has written and recorded pieces for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service.



Books & Resources discussed in this interview:

‘Gulliver’s Travels’ by Jonathan Swift https://amzn.to/2CVe8YT

Jorge Luis Borges’ Short Stories https://amzn.to/3jNT47d

‘Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe https://amzn.to/39AaSOm

Christopher Okibo https://amzn.to/2X6ojk6

‘Water’ by Koleka Putuma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dfq3C8GNrE