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E.C. Osondu: Alien Stories

May 11 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm

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E.C. Osondu will be in conversation with BOA
Publisher and Executive Director Peter Conners.

 

Celebrated Nigerian-born writer E.C. Osondu delivers a short-story collection of nimble dexterity and startling originality in his BOA Short Fiction Prize-winning Alien Stories. With a nod to the dual meaning of alien as both foreigner and exterrestrial, Osondu turns familiar science fiction tropes and immigration narratives on their heads, blending one with the other to call forth a whirlwind of otherness. Alien Stories breaks down the concept of foreignness to reveal what unites us all as ‘aliens’ within a complex and interconnected universe.

 

 “A vital voice in the short story, telling us new truths with deep humanity.” –George Saunders

 

E.C. Osondu will be in conversation with BOA Editions Publisher and Executive Director Peter Conners.

 

E.C. Osondu is the author of Alien Stories (BOA, 2021), winner of the BOA Short Fiction Prize; Voice of America (HarperCollins, 2011); and the novel This House Is Not For Sale (HarperCollins, 2015). He is a winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing and the Allen and Nirelle Galso Prize for Fiction, among other awards. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, AGNI, n+1, Guernica, Kenyon Review, McSweeney’s, Zyzzyva, The Threepenny Review, Lapham’s Quarterly, New Statesman, and many other places, and his work has been translated into over half a dozen languages. He lives in North Providence, RI, and teaches at Providence College.

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Date:
May 11
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
Cost:
Free
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Event Date(s)
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 7:30 - 8:10 pm

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