Join Litquake and the Museum of the African Diaspora for a sure-to-be fascinating conversation between Nigerian author Chinelo Okparanta and Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo. As transnational writers who both emigrated to the United States in their youth, Okparanta and Bulawayo interrogate the meaning of home and writing across continents as they redefine diaspora literature for a new generation.Moderated by Sarah Ladipo Manyika. Music provided by Emmanuel Nado of KALW.
NoViolet Bulawayo is winner of the 2011Caine Prize for African Writing and a recipient
of the 5 under 35 Award from the National Book Foundation. Her first novel, We Need New Names, was shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. She is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
Born in Nigeria, Chinelo Okparanta is author of Happiness, Like Water. A 2014 O. Henry Prize winner, and a 2014 Lambda Literary Award winner for Fiction, she was a finalist for the 2014 New York Public Young Lions Fiction Award and for the 2014 Rolex Mentors and Protégés Arts Initiative. Her stories have appeared in Granta, The New Yorker, Tin House, Subtropics, and The Kenyon Review