front page

Arike writes stories

I’m a short story writer with a novel in my margins. An archivist and former rollergirl I’m writing about families, loss, mixed-race identity, folklore and the durability of love.

My fiction’s been exhibited, performed, anthologised and published in magazines. I’m writing my first novel, ‘Outrigger’, a literary drama about what ties a superstitious 1940s fishwife with a young present-day mixed race Londoner, plagued by nightmares after the death of her father.

In 2014 I was awarded a Masters Degree with Merit in Prose Fiction from the University of Royal Holloway (ooh, fancy!).

To read and hear new things first, sign up here for me to send you infrequent, polite and pretty messages.

Please stay, browse (the menu is the three dashes in the top right) and comment.  Thank you.

Arike Oke, August 2017