Department of Africana Studies at Barnard College 2023 Lewis-Ezekove Distinguished Lecture presents Dr. Nnedi Okorafo
Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning New York Times Bestselling novelist of science fiction and fantasy for children, young adults, and adults. Born in the United States to Nigerian immigrant parents, Okorafor is known for drawing from African cultures to create captivating stories with unforgettable characters and evocative settings. Okorafor has received the World Fantasy, Nebula, Eisner, and Lodestar Awards and multiple Hugo Awards, amongst others, for her books. Champions of her work include Neil Gaiman, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, George RR Martin, and Rick Riordan. Literary ancestors Diana Wynne Jones, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Nawal El Saadawi also loved her work. Okorafor holds a Ph.D. in Literature, two Master's Degrees (Journalism and Literature), and lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her daughter Anyaugo. Learn more at nnedi.com. You can also follow her on Twitter (@nnedi) and Instagram (@nnediokorafor).
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