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‘This smart novel with electric prose tells us what it means to be young, black and queer in London.’ – Elle Magazine 

‘Refreshingly original, energetic and ambitious storytelling. Popoola joins the ranks of the best of the powerful new voices invigorating both British and African fiction.’ – Bernardine Evaristo, author of Mr Loverman

When We Speak of Nothing speaks of so much. It is a voice-charged, character-driven exploration of growing up with divided loyalties, overlapping identities, and undiscovered passions. Edgy, lyrical, and vivid, this is a novel for this very moment.’ – Laurie Frankel, author of This Is How It Always Is

“This is fiction that not only crosses borders but breaks them — smashes divisions in language, gender, culture; reminds us that at the heart of life, and of all good writing, is the poetry of community and friendship, the simplicity of love. Popoola’s prose is shape-shifting, exciting, and now.” – Tessa McWatt, author of Higher Ed

“With its bold and delicious writing, When We Speak of Nothing explores friendship across difference and subtly but firmly provides a challenge to stereotypes of masculinity.” – Elnathan John, author of Born on a Tuesday

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