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As part of its Horizons of the Humanities initiative, the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) will be hosting a conversation on the futuristic and political featuring academics and writers. The event, themed “Out There: 5 Talkbits on War Futures in Outer Spaces,” will be “an intimate dialogue centered around questions of territoriality, violence, and belonging as they relate to discourses of outer space.”

The panelists are Brittle Paper founder Ainehi Edoro, Assistant Professor of Global Black Literatures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Keith Spencer, author and editor at Salon; Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips, creators of Black Quantum Futurism; and Jamie Thomas, Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College.

Date: 17 November 2018

Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Women’s Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles.

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. The recipient of the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature in 2019, he is a judge for The Gerald Kraak Prize and was a judge for The Morland Writing Scholarship in 2019. He is Nonfiction Editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is Curator at The Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His work in queer equality advocacy in literature has been profiled in Literary Hub. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He has an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies/English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English in a private Nigerian university. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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