I’ve written fiction about northeastern Nigeria (Fadimatu, a novel)and contemporary life set in North America and Europe. (Sleeping With the Insane, Short Stories, and Bonjour Minuit, a YA novel in French.)
I lived and worked in Northeastern Nigeria (Near Numan, in Adamawa State) for two years and later went back with a Canada Council grant to “vet” my novel set there before it was published.
The news and images from Nigeria continue to fascinate and move me.
I’ve also done stand-up comedy to work on removing the stigma about mental illness. If you’re in Canada, check out the shows put on by Stand-Up for Mental Health. You can see clips of my shows on youtube. (tags: Lincoln, Depression, 12 Steps, OCD, Cancer, jennifermittoncanada, jennifermitton_standup2of3; jennifermitton_standup1of3,
These days I’m painting, getting ready for a solo show next week in Vancouver (Hycroft Gallery) and later the Vancouver Eastside Culture Crawl.
You can see my paintings and books on my website, www.jennifermitton.com