Julie Iromuanya

Julie Iromuanya’s creative writing has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Passages North, Cream City Review, and Tampa Review, among other journals. Her scholarly-critical work most recently appears in Converging Identities: Blackness in the Modern Diaspora (Carolina Academic Press). She has been shortlisted for several prizes, including the Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest, the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction and Family Matters contests, the Summer Literary Seminars contest, and the Rona Jaffe Foundation fellowship. Iromuanya earned her doctorate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was the inaugural Herbert W. Martin Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Dayton. She has also been a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Iromuanya is Assistant Professor of English at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Her debut novel, Mr. and Mrs. Doctor, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press in spring 2015.

Fall 2010

An Arranged Honeymoon

By Julie Iromuanya

Everything that Job Ogbonnaya knows about sex, he has learned from American pornography. So on their first unchaperoned meeting, Job rushes his new wife, splitting her thin body against the […]