UND Writers Conference: A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor

Friday, March 26, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: Free Event

Join us at the 52nd Annual UND Writers Conference, "Roots to the Earth, featuring a Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor, winner of Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus and Lodestar Awards, as well as writer of Marvel comics, like WAKANDA FOREVER!

About the Author


Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian-American author of Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism for children and adults. Her works include WHO FEARS DEATH (in development at HBO into a TV series), the BINTI novella trilogyTHE 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 in stores August 2020.

Nnedi 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 OUTER SPACES. Nnedi is also cowriter the adaptation of Octavia Butler’s WILD SEED with Viola Davis and Kenyan film director Wanuri Kahiu. Nnedi holds a PhD (literature) and two MAs (journalism and literature). She lives with her daughter Anyaugo and family in Illinois.

Nnedi Okorafor’s website

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She was interesting and animated, I really enjoyed the session.