Greensboro Bound Literary Festival and UNC Greensboro’s University Libraries will present “An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor” on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Visit https://go.uncg.edu/nnediokorafor to register.
About the Author:
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,” the “Akata” books, “Lagoon” and “Ikenga.” 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.