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An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor

Wednesday, February 7 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Umrath Lounge
Umrath Hall, St. Louis, MO 63130

Award-winning author, Nnedi Okorafor, will be coming to Washington University in St. Louis to talk about her writing journey within the Sci-Fi genre.

This will be a moderated discussion. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Left Bank Books; those can be signed at the event by the author. 

Please RSVP here.

This event is sponsored by the African Students Association at Washington University.  The event is supported by the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. For additional information, please contact asa.washu@gmail.com  or call 314-935-7879.

This event is also supported by the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program at Washington University.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Sciences




#africanfuturism #asa

Event Contact

Wilmetta Diallo or Joy Ani

Speaker Information

Nnedi Okorafor is known for her work within African futurism, having written the Binti novella trilogy, which has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. She has also written for Marvel comics, most notably the Shuri series and Wakanda Forever. Okorafor is currently working with HBO for a TV adaptation of her novel, Who Fears Death.  

Nnedi holds a PhD (literature) and two MAs (journalism and literature). She lives with her daughter Anyaugo and family in Phoenix, Arizona.

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