A conversation with Chinelo Okparanta and Sarah Ladipo Manyika co-presented by Museum of the African Diaspora and Litquake.
Chinelo Okparanta will read from her highly acclaimed collection of short stories Happiness, Like Water.
Born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Chinelo Okparanta earned her B.Sc. from
the Pennsylvania State University, her M.A. from Rutgers University,
and her M.F.A from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her collection of short
stories entitled Happiness, Like Water was published this year
by GRANTA in the UK and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the US. She has
been nominated for a United States Artists Fellowship in Literature,
long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and
short-listed for the Caine Prize for African Writing. Sarah Ladipo Manyika
was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, and England. She
holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and currently
teaches literature at San Francisco State University. Her writing
includes published essays, academic papers, book reviews and short
stories. Sarah's first novel, In Dependence, is published by Legend Press and she is Editor of Pulsations, The Journal of New African Writing.