Event Title

A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor

Presenter Information

Nnedi Okorafor

Location

Online (via Zoom)

Event Website

http://www.undwritersconference.org

Start Date

26-3-2021 7:00 PM

End Date

26-3-2021 8:00 PM

Description

In this audiovisual recording from Friday, March 26, 2021, as part of the 52nd Annual UND Writers Conference: “Roots of the Earth,” Bridget Tetteh-Batsa converses with Nnedi Okorafor. Okorafor discusses the naming of the term “Africanfuturist” and the importance of names, how her work in Africanjujuism challenges negative conceptions associated with the word “juju,” the idea of Africanfuturism as an entitlement to the future imagined from Africans’ point of view, the capability of speculative fiction to rendering what is frequently unrepresentable, how her work dialogues with other works like the film District 9 and the work of Octavia Butler, how she notices the influences of white supremacy in the world and how she deals with those influences in her work, and other things.

Conversation moderated by Dr. Bridget Tetteh-Batsa, Department of English.

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Mar 26th, 7:00 PM Mar 26th, 8:00 PM

A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor

Online (via Zoom)

In this audiovisual recording from Friday, March 26, 2021, as part of the 52nd Annual UND Writers Conference: “Roots of the Earth,” Bridget Tetteh-Batsa converses with Nnedi Okorafor. Okorafor discusses the naming of the term “Africanfuturist” and the importance of names, how her work in Africanjujuism challenges negative conceptions associated with the word “juju,” the idea of Africanfuturism as an entitlement to the future imagined from Africans’ point of view, the capability of speculative fiction to rendering what is frequently unrepresentable, how her work dialogues with other works like the film District 9 and the work of Octavia Butler, how she notices the influences of white supremacy in the world and how she deals with those influences in her work, and other things.

Conversation moderated by Dr. Bridget Tetteh-Batsa, Department of English.

https://commons.und.edu/writers-conference/2021/Day3/4