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Literary Partners Program: Kweli International Literary Festival
Nadia Owusu on Aftershocks: A Memoir with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Aug 10, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Author Nadia Owusu reads from Aftershocks: A Memoir and has a conversation with writer Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.
This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners program.
Nadia Owusu is a Brooklyn-based writer and urban planner. She is the recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award. Nadia’s lyric essay chapbook, “So Devilish a Fire,” was a winner of the TAR chapbook contest and was published in January 2019. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, LUMINA, Catapult, The Literary Review, Electric Literature, Litro, Columbia Journal, and The Rumpus, among other publications. Nadia grew up in Rome, Addis Ababa, Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Kumasi, and London. By day, she leads research and racial equity at Living Cities, an economic racial justice organization. She is a graduate of Pace University (BA), Hunter College (MS), and the Mountainview MFA program where she won the Robert J. Begiebing Prize for exceptional work and where she now teaches. Her writing is represented by Meredith Kaffel Simonoff of DeFiore & Company.