The Butterfly Jungle

The Butterfly Jungle

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Migil Bile is a confidently curvy, tea-spilling, super-bright, slightly-dizzy queer British-Somali journalist with schizoaffective disorder and sauce to spare. Ensconced deep in the drama of being a twenty-something, working-class South Londoner juggling one too many gig-economy jobs, wonky mental health and romantic wackness, he takes the unsuspecting reader on an existential meditation on immigration, Brexit, gentrification, sexual assault, the pitfalls of being a digital worker, what it's like when all your immediate family members are on the LGBT spectrum, and explores what constitutes community and kinship during a global pandemic.




Shot through with bombast and badassery, fusing Somali, Spanish, Kiswahili, patois, sheng and hip-hop slanguistics into a sex-drenched, fourth wall-smashing blend of poetry, letters, essayistic excursions and interlinked short stories, THE BUTTERFLY JUNGLE is a tour de force and Diriye Osman is a bad bitch/good-natured motherf*cker who never takes mess (but doesn't mind splitting his lunch money with you.)




Ain't sh*t left to say.




Dig in, reader.







Diriye Osman is a British-Somali author, visual artist, critic and essayist based in London.




He lives on a diet of Disney cartoons, graphic novels, masala chai and Missy Elliott records.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 134 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 9.65mm | 258.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 173977390X
  • 9781739773908
  • 2,203,360

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