Moved to Tumblr and Twitter

Administrator | Home | Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

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Fiction that Matters has moved to Tumblr and Twitter!

You can follow me on Tumblr at:

And on Twitter at: @dejiridoo is my portfolio site where I showcase my own writing and work.


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PEN World Voices / Update

Administrator | Home | Thursday, April 15th, 2010

I’ve been taking a break to focus on my fiction and other opportunities. I’ve also written a few reviews. Two are print reviews that will appear in World Literature Today.

I’ll be participating in the inimitable PEN World Voices festival — which I consider to be the best literary festival in New York — which runs from April 26-May 2. I was an official blogger last year and I will be again, but I will cover a slightly different beat. (Not sure what that is right now.)

Visit if you’d like to read some of my fiction. I should be reading at the Brooklyn Artists Gym next Friday, April 23.

–Deji Olukotun

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Report Proves that Human Rights can help causes in the U.S.

Administrator | Home | Thursday, March 11th, 2010

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I don’t normally like to mix work and play, but in this case the two overlap. My organization, the U.S. Human Rights Fund, just released a very tight volume of case studies about human rights victories in the U.S. The stories are inspiring and offer practical tips about how to integrate human rights into your advocacy.  The report had a lot of help from social justice advocates and received direct sponsorship from the Ford Foundation.  You can download it for free here or request a copy.

–Deji Olukotun

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Best Translated Book Award Ceremony

Administrator | Home | Wednesday, March 10th, 2010


Free food and drinks. World class fiction. What’s not to like?

–Deji Olukotun

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Baltimore Workers Seek Justice Thru Theater

Administrator | Home | Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010


The United Workers Association is a leading grassroots organization that utilizes human rights to improve working conditions for workers in the Baltimore Area. They recently secured a major victory for day laborers and workers at the Camden Yards Baseball Stadium.

The UWA launched a series of workshops called Justice Theater in conjunction with Nommo Theatre. The workshops will culminate in a massive ‘theatrical participation play’ during Our Harbor Day on May 1, 2010 at the Baltimore Harbor.

–Deji Olukotun

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