Out now: When We Speak of Nothing



London is boiling this week and the publication of When We Speak of Nothing has made it even hotter!

Order a copy from your local book store or order online.




And come and celebrate the launch at our official Launch Party, July 16th Kachette in Shoreditch. All welcome! All info here.


‘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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