Students, faculty, and staff are invited for this intimate conversation with Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor. Space is limited. Complimentary lunch for pre-registered guests will be provided.
Professor Okorafor will give remarks and present a book reading before being joined on stage for a conversation with Bruce Jackson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of English and James Agee Professor of American Culture at UB.
Video of Professor Okorafor's keynote lecture and conversation.
A 20 minute screening of the short film "Pumzi" will be followed by an open discussion. "Pumzi" is a science-fiction short film from Kenya written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu and was screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as part of its New African Cinema program.