About the author(s)
A. Igoni Barrett
A. Igoni Barrett was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 1979, and lives in Lagos. He is a winner of the 2005 BBC World Service short story competition, the recipient of a Chinua Achebe Center Fellowship, a Norman Mailer Center Fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency. His short story collection, Love is Power, Or Something Like That, was published in 2013. In 2014 he was named on the Afrrica39 list of sub-Saharan African writers under 40. Blackass is his first novel.
Abraham Oshoko is a writer, illustrator and graphic designer. He believes that there are untapped creative resources in the ancient and contemporary history of Africa, and he hopes to showcase as many of these as possible in graphic novel formats for a global audience. Abraham Oshoko is a non-partisan author who writes from the public gallery on the socio-political situation of his country, Nigeria. He lives in Lagos with his wife and daughter. The June 12 graphic novels are his first set of published works.