UNC Greensboro’s University Libraries will host Nigerian-American author of Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism Nnedi Okorafor for an interview and book discussion on Friday, May 15, 2020 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in the Cone Ballroom of the Elliott University Center at UNCG. Okorafor is the Friday night headliner for the 2020 Greensboro Bound Literary Festival.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Visit https://uncgnnediokorafor.eventbrite.com and RSVP today!
Okorafor’s works include Who Fears Death (in development at HBO into a TV series), the Binti novella trilogy, The Book of Phoenix, the Akata books and Lagoon. 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. Her next novel, Ikenga, will be available in stores in August 2020.
Okorafor has also written comics for Marvel, including Black Panther: Long Live the King and Wakanda Forever (featuring the Dora Milaje) and the Shuri series, an Africanfuturist comic series Laguardia (from Dark Horse) and her short memoir Broken Places and Other Spaces. She is also the co-writer for the adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed with Viola Davis and Kenyan film director, Wanuri Kahiu.
Make sure to join the UNCG Alumni & Friends virtual book club highlighting Okorafor’s novel, Who Fears Death, which will be read March 1 – May 21. Sign up at https: //www.pbc.guru/uncg/