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Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning New York Times–bestselling writer of science fiction and fantasy for adults, young adults, and children. The more specific terms for her works are africanfuturism and africanjujuism. Born in the United States to Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for drawing from African cultures to create captivating stories with unforgettable characters and evocative settings. Nnedi's works have received the World Fantasy, Nebula, Eisner, Lodestar, Nommo, and Hugo Awards, amongst others. Nnedi holds a PhD in Literature and two Master's Degrees (Journalism and Literature), and lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her daughter Anyaugo. Learn more at


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Penguin Random House Author Events at the 42nd Annual First-Year Experience® Conference February 3-6, 2023 Los Angeles, California San Diego Ballroom, Westin Bonaventure Hotel   Click Here to RSVP   A complimentary meal and a limited number of books will be available to attendees. Each event will also be followed by an author signing   Interested in hosting one

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