Chinelo Okparanta and NoViolet Bulawayo in Conversation
It’s Autumn in San Francisco again, and you know what that means… it’s high time for Litquake, let us all rejoice! Litquake, born out of Edinburgh Castle pub in 1999, is a yearly festival that connects people to literature and the wonderful people who write it. We love Litquake – we truly do – we have worked with them on multiple occasions and we can’t get enough!
MoAD and Litquake at Z Space
MoAD and Litquake will be hosting a conversation between Nigerian author Chinelo Okparanta and Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo at Z Space in October. 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.
The lovely Sarah Ladipo Manyika will moderate this conversation, as if she doesn’t have enough on her plate! Not only is she an accomplished author and professor, she is on the MoAD board and we couldn’t be more thankful for her presence. She is a wonderful person to work with and does everything she can to bring authors of the Contemporary African Diaspora to MoAD.
Both NoViolet and Chinelo are no strangers to MoAD – we have been lucky enough to have programs with both authors on separate occasions. Take some time out of your day to listen to the podcast from Chinelo’s program – it will help wet your appetite for this program in October! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/moad-sf/id725222769?mt=2