Books by Bayo Ojikutu

Bayo Ojikutu was born, raised, and currently resides in greater Chicago. He is the son of folks who migrated to the city from West Africa (Lagos, Nigeria) and the Deep South (Shreveport, Louisiana). Ojikutu graduated the University of Illinois at Urbana-C

FREE BURNING by Bayo Ojikutu
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Gritty, lyrical, intense."
An Everyman turns to dealing drugs—and pitches headlong downward. Read full book review >
47TH STREET BLACK by Bayo Ojikutu
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Surprisingly rich and nuanced for a gangster story: a fine exposition of a hellish and utterly fascinating world, narrated in a colloquial style both vivid and credible."
Ojikutu's prizewinning debut depicts a small-time hoodlum's rise to power and fall from grace. Read full book review >