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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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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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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