An Event Guide to Like Water Like Sea by Olumide Popoola

As we countdown to the release of Like Water Like Sea by Olumide Popoola, we’re thrilled to share an event guide where you can meet the author and get immersed in her remarkable new novel.

Like Water Like Sea follows follows Nia, a pansexual naturopath living in London, as she grapples with the passing of her sister ten years on, while balancing the complicated relationships that weave through her life. But looming large over everything is her mother SuSu, whose battle with bipolar disorder continues to cast a profound shadow over Nia.

This is a powerful read that delves deep into the intricacies of human connections and their impact on our lives. Popoola skilfully navigates themes such as the complexities of motherhood, the allure of grief, and how sometimes we need to let ourselves fall apart to become truly whole.

Order Like Water Like Sea here! Find out where this brilliant novel will be making a stop.

International Literature Festival Dublin

Cities of Literature: Abuja

Olumide Popoola & Bibi Bakare-Yusuf

In a fascinating two-part conversation, hear from the co-founder of Cassava Republic Press Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and one of Cassava Republic’s writers, Olumide Popoola.

Wednesday 22nd May, 20:00

Merrion Square Park – Le Fanu

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Essex Book Festival

Join author, Olumide Popoola in conversation with Kanyinsola Olanrewaju Part of the Listen Up day of events at Colchester Samaritans

Saturday 8th June 2024, 4:00pm

Samaritans, Walsingham Community Hall, 34 Walsingham Road, Colchester CO2 78P

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Afrolution Literature and Culture Festival

In a series of conversations, four feminists of African descent, which all deal with transitions and translation between different territories and life phases. Olumide Popoola joins Ainehi Edoro in conversation as she reads from her novel, Like Water Like Sea.

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Friday 28th June from 2pm – 5pm

Berlin, Germany

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Primadonna Festival

Primadonna Festival is back for another weekend of books, big ideas and fun! Save the date and join Olumide Popoola and a brilliant line-up of authors.

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Save the date: 26th – 28th July

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About the author

OLUMIDE POPOOLA is a London-based Nigerian German writer and speaker who presents internationally. Her novella this is not about sadness was published by Unrast Verlag in 2010. Her play Also by Mail was published in 2013 by Witnessed (edition assemblage) and the short story collection breach, which she co-authored with Annie Holmes, in 2016 by Peirene Press. Her first full-length novel When we Speak of Nothing was published in the UK and Nigeria in 2017 and in 2018 in the US (Cassava Republic Press). Her publications also include critical essays, narrative essays, creative non-fiction, hybrid pieces and poetry. Olumide is currently Associate Lecturer on the post-graduate course Writing for Change, at Central Saint Martins (UAL). Olumide holds a PhD in Creative Writing.