Speaker: Kanchana Ugbabe, Writer at Risk in Residence, PEN America
Kanchana Ugbabe is a Writer at Risk in Residence with Fordham’s Creative Writing Department, a position in partnership with PEN America, Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), and Westbeth Artists Housing.
Ugbabe is a professor of English and African Literature at the University of Jos, Nigeria, and the author of a collection of short stories, Soulmates, published by Penguin in 2011. She has edited two collections of essays on the writings of the Nigerian novelist Chukwuemeka Ike and contributed three chapters to the Dictionary of Literary Biography focusing on African writers. Ugbabe holds a doctorate from Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. She holds a master’s in English literature from the University of Madras, India.
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