Dr. Nnedi Okorafor brings stories to life at Waynflete

Students, faculty, and community members were inspired, entertained, and moved by Monday’s evening interview with award-winning author Dr. Nnedi Okorafor. Dr. Okorafor spoke of her experience as a daughter of Nigerian immigrants, her process as a writer, her love for bugs, her early life as a star athlete, and her path to forming a new identity after waking up paralyzed from the waist down at the age of 19. Members of the Upper School Black Authors Book Club introduced and interviewed Dr. Okorafor.

We were lucky enough to have Dr. Okorafor with us again on Tuesday, visiting with students from all three divisions. She started by joining the Lower School to read her book Chicken in the Kitchen for their food and culture thematic study, then participated in a student-led discussion and Q&A session with the Middle and Upper Schools.

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