Hey New Yorkers! Join us for the launch of Lambda Literary Award winning author Chinelo Okparanta‘s much-anticipated debut novel Under the Udala Trees. The event will feature readings, conversation, and special guests Natalie Diaz, Taiye Selasi, and Naomi Jackson. There will also be live music by Reiko and Nano Fueting. The event is co-presented by Lambda Literary and Literary Hub.

9780544003361The event will take place on Wednesday, September 23 at 7pm at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. The launch is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, September 23
7:00 pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-3324

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is a nonprofit bookstore, cafe, and event space that raises money to fight AIDS and homelessness.

About Chinelo Okparanta:

Born in Port Harcourt, Nigera, Chinelo Okparanta is the author of Happiness, Like Water. Her honors include an O. Henry Prize, a Lambda Award, and finalist selections for the Young Lions, the Caine Prize, and the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Her stories have appeared in Granta, The New Yorker, and Tin House, among others. She lives in New York.


Photo Credit: Kelechi Okere

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