LIVE An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor
May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
NNEDI OKORAFOR is a Nigerian-American author of Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism for children and adults. Her works include Who Fears Death, the Binti novella trilogy, The Book of Phoenix, “Akata”, “Lagoon” and “Ikenga”, and her latest novel, Remote Control. She is the winner of Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus and Lodestar Awards and her debut novel, Zahrah the Windseeker won the prestigious Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature. She has also written comics for Marvel, including Black Panther: Long Live the King, Wakanda Forever, the “Shuri” series and an Africanfuturist comic series Laguardia, as well as a short memoir, Broken Places and Outer Spaces. Additionally, she has co-written the adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed with Viola Davis and Kenyan film director Wanuri Kahiu. Nnedi holds a PhD in literature and two master’s degrees in journalism and literature. She lives with her daughter Anyaugo and family in Illinois. Hosted by DR. TARA GREEN, UNCG Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies and the Linda Arnold Carlisle Excellence Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies. [rsvp & registration required; see below]
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