Creative Writers Series: Chigozie Obioma


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Chigozie Obioma is the author of the novel “The Fishermen” (2015), which was a finalist for the Man Booker prize and a winner of four other awards, including an NAACP Image Award. The novel is being translated into 26 languages and is being adapted into a stage play. Foreign Policy magazine named Obioma one of its 100 Global Thinkers of 2015. His second novel, “An Orchestra of Minorities” (2019), was also a finalist for the Booker Prize. (He is one of only two writers to be so honored.) Obioma is a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and runs various projects in Nigeria.

Upcoming Creative Writers Series talks:

  • 7 p.m. March 1: Major Jackson
  • 6 p.m. March 16: Catina Bacote
  • 7 p.m. March 23: C.S. Giscombe
  • 6 p.m. April 7: Mahogany L. Browne
  • 6 p.m. April 12: Debra Magpie Earling

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Sponsored by: WSU Vancouver College of Arts and Sciences; WSU Vancouver Library; WSU Vancouver Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; WSU Vancouver Office of Student Equity and Outreach; WSU Vancouver Office of Academic Affairs; WSU Tri-Cities Writing Center; WSU Common Reading Program; Associated Students of WSU Vancouver; and Landscapes, The Student Literary Journal.

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