Join us for an evening with an award
whose imagination the
New York Times
described as “stunning.”
based science fiction, fantasy
and magical realism
for both children and adults.
She is known for weaving African culture and folklore into
creative, evocative settings with memorable characters.
She also is the author of the
Black Panther comics from
Marvel Comics and authored a spinoff graphic novel,
An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor
begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Main Library in the
Reading Garden Lounge
A book signing follows the presentation. Books will
be available for purchase courtesy of
Tickets go on sale Monday, March 18.
Tickets to the presentation are $5 and are limited to
four tickets per person.
This ticket does not include reserved seating.
A limited number of tickets are also available for a special
This $100 ticket includes:
A copy of
Binti: The Complete Trilogy
, with a signed book plate
The opportunity to meet Nnedi Okorafor
Light appetizers and drinks
Reserved seating at the event
’s website to purchase tickets at
Watch parties are
the following branch locations:
For more information on this event, call 513
An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor is made possible by the Eva J
ane Romaine Coombe Fund, with support from
the Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
ABOUT NNEDI OKORAFOR
is a Nigerian
American writer of
science fiction, and magical realism
for both children and adults. Okorafor holds a master's degree in journalism from Michigan State
as well as
master's degree and Ph
in English from the
University of Illino
is, Chicago. She is a 2001 graduate of
Clarion Writers Workshop
Okorafor has won numerous writing awards including the
World Fantasy Award, the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award, the Macmillan Writers’ Prize for Africa, and the
n’s Africana Book Award.
She currently lives in
with her family.
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collection of more than
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eople with the world of
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