Bassey Ikpi

Bassey Ikpi is the author of the New York Times bestselling essay collection, I’m Telling the Truth but I’m Lying (Harper Perennial, 2019), which Kirkus Reviews praised as “relentlessly honest.” An American-Nigerian writer and mental health advocate, she is an active voice in pop culture commentary and the mental health community, Bassey’s essays have been published by The Root, Ebony, Huffington Post, and Essence, as well as in the anthologies Rookie On Love and Who Will Speak For America. She was also the resident pop culture critic for Philly’s WURD FM radio station and is currently a contributing editor for Catapult.


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