Chigozie Obioma Fiction Reading
FEBRUARY 10, 2021 | 7:00 PM PST YOUTUBE LIVE | FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY
About the event
Chigozie Obioma is the author of The Fishermen, which was a finalist for the Man Booker prize in 2015, and a winner of four other awards, including an NAACP Image award, the FT/Oppenheimer prize for fiction, and several nominations. The novel, which is being translated in 26 languages, is also being adapted into a stage play. Chigozie was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Influential People of 2015. His second novel, An Orchestra of Minorities was published in January 2019 to wide acclaim and is being translated into 18 languages. The novel was also a finalist for the Booker prize, making Chigozie one of only two writers in history to be a finalist for all their published books. He is a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and in Nigeria where he runs various projects.
We are grateful to our collaborators for Chigozie Obioma’s visit: WSU-Vancouver Office of Equity and Diversity; WSU-Vancouver Office of Student Equity and Outreach; WSU-Vancouver Office of Academic Affairs; WSU-Vancouver College of Arts and Sciences; WSU-Tri-Cities Writing Center; WSU-Pullman Dean’s Office, College of Arts and Sciences; WSU Common Reading Program; ASWSU; Landescapes, The Student Literary Journal.