Jennifer Mitton's experiences in Nigeria as an SFU-trained teacher resulted in her first novel, Fadimatu (Goose Lane Editions, 1992), which captures the complexities of a young Nigerian woman's life in Northern Nigeria where she taught. The fictional tale shows how the bartering system, tribal frictions and conflicting religions all complicate the protagonist's desire for a more independent approach to life. Mitton previously taught in Clearbrook and Kyuquot, has lived and written in France and obtained an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. She was born in Edmonton in 1955. Her second novel was Sleeping with the Insane (Goose Lane Editions, 1995).

[BCBW 1995] "Fiction"