Virtual Past

Nnedi Okorafor

Artist Talk
March 24, 2022

Photo: Colleen Durkin

Join us on March 24th at 6:30PM for Creative Counterpoints '22: a virtual reading and talk by author Nnedi Okorafor. Okorafor is an award-winning Nigerian-American author of Africanfuturist and Africanjujuist works of science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism. Her works include novels (Who Fears Death, Binti trilogy, and Lagoon) and comics (including Marvel’s Black Panther: Long Live the King and Wakanda Forever), and children’s books.

At this event Okorafor will read from her Binti trilogy and her memoir Broken Places Outer Spaces before engaging in conversation with students and faculty from the MassArt community. 

Creative Counterpoints is the annual MassArt series devoted to the intersections of narratives of creativity and difference as investigated by visual artists, writers, public intellectuals, and other culture makers. The program was founded in 2016 by Marika Preziuso, MassArt Professor of World Literature.

The event is moderated by MassArt Professor Marika Preziuso and sponsored by MAAM, MassArt Liberal Arts, MassArt Academic Affairs, and the MassArt office of Justice Equity and Transformation.

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