Living Writers: Nnedi Okorafor

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Living Writers: Nnedi Okorafor

February 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

| Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206 | Free

Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Nnedi Okorafor’s books include Lagoon (a British Science Fiction Association Award finalist for Best Novel),Who Fears Death (a World Fantasy Award winner for Best Novel), Kabu Kabu (A Publisher’s Weekly Best Book for Fall 2013),Akata Witch (an Amazon.com Best Book of the Year), Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), and The Shadow Speaker (a CBS Parallax Award winner). Her latest works include her novel The Book of Phoenix and her novella Binti. Nnedi is an associate professor at the University at Buffalo, New York (SUNY). Learn more at Nnedi.com


 

Winter 2016 Living Writers Series:

Thursdays, 6:00-7:45 PM
Humanities Lecture Hall, 206

Creative Work & Critical Play features contemporary writers and artists who expose and explore the space between critical discourse and the creative imagination. Through the work of making art and the play in ideation, they mine issues of race, sexuality, gender, and class through several genres and media, to include poetry, fiction, critical prose, performance, sonic and visual art, memoir, as well as hybrid forms.

January 14: Alex Rivera
January 21: Vikram Chandra
January 28: Stephen Graham Jones & Christopher Rosales
February 4: Charles Yu
February 11: Branwen Okpako
February 18: Nnedi Okorafor
February 25: Chang-rae Lee
March 3: Jeremy Love
March 10: Samuel Delany

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Date:
February 18, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206
UCSC Humanities Lecture Hall, 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Phone:
831.459.5655
Website:
http://ihr.ucsc.edu/directions/

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