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Chinelo Okparanta, Nigerian Caine Prize shortlistee, just returned from her visit to Uzbekistan. The visit was sponsored by the U.S. State Department Writer Envoy Program and the International Writing Program at Iowa.

It was a 9-day visit during which Chinelo, alongside three other American writers, held reading engagements, visited literary institutions, and met up with Uzbek writers, poets, students, journalists, educators and other members of the literary community.

Check out the photos.

 

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

One Response to “PHOTOS: Caine Prize Shortlistee Chinelo Okparanta Visits Uzbekistan” Subscribe

  1. okan jarkani December 6, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    beautiful country,beautiful women

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